Niupepa Māori at Hocken
The Hocken display joined together a range of Māori-language newspapers. These printed pages remain a rich resource for Māori political, cultural and social history. The display was co-curated with Dr Lachy Paterson from Te Tumu who has conducted extensive research in niupepa Māori. Read more about this display on the Hocken blog.
Exploring the Art of Māori Oratory
The Central Library display highlighted the research of Associate Professor Poia Rewi into the art of Māori oratory. The title of the display, Whaikōrero: The World of Māori Oratory, is also the title of Dr Rewi's 2010 book, and a documentary series based on the book that screened on Māori TV.
Science Wānanga: Keeping It Real
Science Wānanga are three day, hands-on experiences for Māori secondary students. Staying on marae with university students, scientists and kaumatua, students get to hang out and do real science in their local communities. Science Wānanga operates from within the Division of Sciences by the Kaituitui Wānanga, Hiria Tutakangahau, and the Kaiwhakahaere Wānanga, Arianna Waller, who report to the Associate Dean Māori Sciences Dr Stephen Scott.
We’re learning in the dark?
The Robertson Library profiled Dr Karyn Paringatai from Te Tumu, who primarily teaches in the areas of Māori language and Māori performing arts. Dr Paringatai lives and works within a Māori paradigm. Her students learn the words and tunes to various haka and waiata – in the dark.
Takutai Moana: Māori and the Coast
The Law Library display featured material related to Associate Professor Jacinta Ruru's research interest in Māori involvement in resource management, specifically minerals; and Benjamin Ralston's Masters’ research into Indigenous involvement in marine spatial planning initiatives.
Te Wheke: Māori Models of Wellness
The display at the Health Sciences Library highlighted the Te Wheke Māori health model developed by Dr Rangimarie Turuki Pere and the research of Associate Professor Jo Baxter. Associate Professor Baxter is a public health medicine physician with roles in the Dunedin School of Medicine and the Division of Health Sciences.
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