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Researching the diversity of knowledge

Edited by Brendan Hokowhitu, Nathalie Kermoal, Chris Andersen, Anna Petersen, Michael Reilly, Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez and Poia Rewi

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Indigenous Identity and Resistance brings together the work of Indigenous Studies scholars working in Canada, New Zealand and the Pacific in research conversations that transcend the imperial boundaries of the colonial nations in which they are located. Their lucid, accessible and thought-provoking essays provide a critical understanding of the ways in which Indigenous peoples are rearticulating their histories, knowledges and the Indigenous self.

Hana O'Regan discusses a programme of language regeneration initiated by members of her iwi, Kai Tahu. Chris Andersen describes the power of Canada's colonial nation-state in constructing categories of indigeneity. Brendan Hokowhitu problematises the common discourses underpinning Indigenous resistance. Janine Hayward compares Indigenous political representation in Canada and New Zealand. This is just a snapshot of the forward-looking research in this reader. Taken together, it heralds some new ways of thinking about Indigenous Studies in the 21st Century.


POIA REWI is Associate Professor and MICHAEL REILLY is Professor at Te Tumu School of Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies, University of Otago. ANNA PETERSEN is Curator of Photographs at the Hocken Library, University of Otago. NATHALIE KERMOAL, ISABEL ALTAMIRANO-JIMÉNEZ and CHRIS ANDERSEN are Associate Professors and BRENDAN HOKOWHITU is Dean and Professor of the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.


Alice Te Punga Somerville, Naomi McIlwraith, Hana O'Regan, Jim Williams, Janine Hayward, Shalene Jobin Vandervelde, Sina Vaai

Publication details

Paperback, 155 x 235 mm, 264 pages, b&w photographs, ISBN 978 1 877372 83 4, $49.95

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