Groot, S., Hodgetts, D., Nikora, L. W., Rua, M., & Groot, D. (2015). Pani me te rawakore: Home-making and Maori homelessness without hope or a home. In M. Kepa, M. McPherson, & L. Manu’atu (Eds.), Home: Here to Stay (Vol. 3, pp. 55–67). Wellington, New Zealand: Huia Publishers.
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The authors draw from interviews with Maori homeless people and relevant local and international literature to show homemaking practices by Maori for those living on the streets. The proposition is that Maori cultural practices shape a person's efforts to retain a positive sense of self and place, and to engage in home-making while dwelling on the streets. We consider colonialism and societal, developments that have impacted whanau (extended family) economically, culturally and socially, contributing to high rates of homelessness among Maori today. We argue that homelessness is endemic to experiences of colonialism, not only at the personal, but also at the iwi (tribe) level where many Maori have experienced over 150 years of being rendered out of place in their hau kainga (tribal homelands). Finally, we present a case study entitled 'Maia' to show common aspects of various Maori people who are homeless and who access services in Auckland.
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