Indigenous Development/He Kura Matanui focuses on the contemporary cultural, social, intellectual and economic development of Indigenous peoples in an international context. It is cross-disciplinary, combining Indigenous knowledge with a range of existing subjects. Graduates will develop a multi-disciplinary, culturally-inflected understanding of contemporary Indigenous concepts and issues, through cooperation, communication, and respect for differences.
Indigenous Development/He Kura Matanui comprises a core of papers about Māori and other Indigenous concepts, values, ideas and practices. Students can also choose from a broad range of papers on Māori, Pacific and other Indigenous societies, in Te Tumu and elsewhere in the University, with a view to deepening their understanding of the selected field.