'Closing the Gaps': From postcolonialism to Kaupapa Māori and beyond.
Mahuika, N. (2011). 'Closing the Gaps': From postcolonialism to Kaupapa Māori and beyond. New Zealand Journal of History, 45(1), 15-32.
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The article discusses New Zealand history, particularly examining Māori theories and interpretations of history. It considers postcolonial theory and Kaupapa Māori theory. The author comments on the government policy of "closing the gaps," referring to efforts to improve the conditions of underachieving New Zealand groups. He also reflects on Mātauranga, a Māori concept concerning knowledge. The history and oral tradition of the people of the Māori iwi, or social unit, of Ngati Porou is also discussed.
University of Auckland
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