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dc.contributor.advisorCampbell, Donna
dc.contributor.authorWakefield, Sandy
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-04T21:41:06Z
dc.date.available2022-07-04T21:41:06Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/14957
dc.description.abstractAs the Māori political and cultural movement continues to grow, issues of representation, power, and control are critiqued by Māori minds. After discovering a tribal myth about the mana of a woman known as Hinehau, a chain reaction of enquiry develops into the reclamation of tribal knowledge. By investigating the historical context surrounding the narrative of Hinehau, her story transcends the fairy-tale myth she was confined to, and exposes the rendering down of her story. Under the umbrella of Western science, European and Pākehā historical archives created an enduring legacy of “Māori myth” that is synonymous with falsehood. Through the assertation of tribal oral tradition and connecting our experiences to our missing histories, Hinehau is relocated. The Hinehau story renews through reconnecting to mātauranga Māori, Ngāpuhi kōrero tuku iho and the creativity of the researcher. In this process, her story renews. With the guidance of hapū members, mentors, and a diversity of literature, the narrative of Hinehau becomes a part of a much larger inter-tribal narrative held within an ancestral landscape which is sometimes hard to recognise in whenua we no longer have tribal autonomy over. Our Indigenous identity is still under threat as we are still “othered” in our tribal lands. This work contributes to pushing the envelope of what it means to think, exist, and challenge as tangata whenua in Aotearoa, where traditional tribal roles have been minimalised in society, or disappeared through generations of the colonial project (Tuhiwai Smith, 2012).
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dc.language.isoen
dc.language.isomi
dc.publisherThe University of Waikato
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dc.subjectTe Tai Tokerau
dc.subjectNgāpuhi
dc.subjectMusket Wars
dc.subjectOral History
dc.subjectHistory
dc.subjectKaupapa Māori
dc.subjectDecolonisation
dc.subjectAotearoa
dc.subjectStory Sovereignty
dc.subject.lcshMaori (New Zealand people) -- History
dc.subject.lcshMaori (New Zealand people) -- Folklore
dc.subject.lcshMaori (New Zealand people) -- Colonization
dc.subject.lcshDecolonization -- New Zealand
dc.subject.lcshProphets -- New Zealand -- History
dc.subject.lcshMythology, Maori -- History
dc.subject.lcshNgā Puhi (New Zealand people) -- History
dc.subject.lcshHinehau
dc.titleHave you heard of Hinehau? A research journey of reclamation
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Waikato
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (MA)
dc.date.updated2022-06-14T03:35:42Z
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.subject.maoriTohunga matakite
dc.subject.maoriKōrero nehe
dc.subject.maoriPūrākau
dc.subject.maoriKupu tuku iho
dc.subject.maoriTikanga-ā-iwi
dc.subject.maoriTaipūwhenuatanga
dc.subject.maoriRinga kaha


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