Māori and Indigenous Studies


This community houses research from Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao - Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies at the University of Waikato.

Collections in Māori and Indigenous Studies

  • Research reflections on making visible the experiences of Kāpō Māori during and after COVID-19

    Masters-Awatere, Bridgette; Cowan, Chrissie; Graham, Rebekah Sarah (NZPsS, 2021)
    Introduction: This piece reflects on our research process when undertaking face-to-face interviews with tāngata kāpō (Māori people who are blind, deafblind, low vision or vision impaired). Particular attention is given ...
  • Understanding the context of hospital transfers and away-from-home hospitalisations for Māori.

    Cormack, Donna; Masters-Awatere, Bridgette; Lee, Arier; Rata, Arama; Boulton, Amohia (2022-11-11)
    In Aotearoa New Zealand, people regularly travel away from their home to receive hospital care. While the role of whānau support for patients in hospital is critical for Māori, there is little information about away-from-home ...
  • Traditional kava use and body sway: A pilot investigation

    Aporosa, S. 'Apo'; Hébert-Losier, Kim; Aughton, Harvey (Pasifika Medical Association, 2022)
    Introduction The (traditionally influenced) consumption of kava (Piper methysticum) has been associated with increased body sway, raising concerns about fall risk. However, studies typically utilise pill-styled kava extracts ...
  • Place-making: Wānanga based photographic approaches

    Hill, R; Roa, T (AUT - Auckland University of Technology School of Art & Design, Te Ara Auaha Communication Design Department, 2022-12-31)
    The words above are from the poem Māori King Tawhiao wrote expressing his love for his homelands of the Waikato and the region known today as the King Country. The words translate to: “I look down on the valley of Waikato, ...
  • Benefit sharing: Why inclusive provenance metadata matter

    Golan, J; Riddle, KatieLee; Hudson, Maui; Anderson, J; Kusabs, Natalie; Coltman, Tim (Frontiers Media, 2022)
    Fair and equitable benefit sharing of genetic resources is an expectation of the Nagoya Protocol. Although the Nagoya Protocol does not yet formally apply to Digital Sequence Information (“DSI”), discussions are currently ...
  • The science and practice of Māori astronomy and Matariki

    Whaanga, Hēmi; Harris, Pauline; Matamua, Rangi (2020)
    Ki te iwi Mäori me öna tüpuna, ko ngä hua o te noho tahi, o te äta pänui, o te körero anö hoki me ngä whetü, he mea äta tuitui ki te pütaiao, ki te ahureatanga, ki ngä tikanga aho atua, ki te taiao anö hoki. Ko ngä nekehanga ...
  • Enhancing well-being and social connectedness for Maori elders through a peer education (Tuakana-Teina) programme: A cross-sectional baseline study

    Oetzel, John G.; Ruru, Stacey Mariu; Zhang, Yingsha; Simpson, Mary Louisa; Nock, Sophie; Meha, Pare; Holmes, Kath; Clark, Marama; Adams, Hariata; Akapita, Ngapera; Ngaia, Kawarau; Murphy, Shane; Moses, Reuben; Reddy, Rangimahora; Hokowhitu, Brendan (Frontiers Media SA, 2021)
    Background: Māori kaumātua (elders) face stark health and social inequities compared to non-Māori New Zealanders. The tuakana-teina (older sibling-younger sibling) peer education programme is a strengths-based approach to ...
  • "I teach them. I have no choice": experiences of primary care among transgender people in Aotearoa New Zealand.

    Tan, Kyle K. H.; Carroll, Rona; Treharne, Gareth J.; Byrne, Jack L.; Veale, Jaimie (2022)
    AIM: This study aims to report primary care experiences among transgender people in Aotearoa New Zealand based on quantitative and qualitative data from a nationwide community-based survey of transgender people. METHODS: ...
  • AI: a new (r)evolution or the new colonizer for Indigenous peoples?

    Whaanga, Hēmi (Initiative for Indigenous Futures and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), 2020)
    We are often told that there is one constant in life and that is change; it is inevitable, inescapable. When the forces of power begin to blow and conditions are right, change will happen. As the planet undergoes a period ...
  • Ethical, legal, and social issues in the Earth BioGenome Project.

    Sherkow, Jacob S.; Barker, Katharine B.; Braverman, Irus; Cook-Deegan, Robert; Durbin, Richard; Easter, Carla L.; Goldstein, Melissa M.; Hudson, Maui; Kress, W. John; Lewin, Harris A.; Mathews, Debra J. H.; McCarthy, Catherine; McCartney, Ann M.; da Silva, Manuela; Torrance, Andrew W.; Greely, Henry T. (2022)
    The Earth BioGenome Project (EBP) is an audacious endeavor to obtain whole-genome sequences of representatives from all eukaryotic species on Earth. In addition to the project's technical and organizational challenges, it ...
  • “I Sengsong San Diego”: The Chamoru Cultural Festival and the Formation of a Chamoru Diasporic Community

    Bennett, Jesi LuJan (California Digital Library (CDL), 2022)
    This essay addresses contemporary migrations of Chamorus tied to the history of US military presence in Micronesia and the ways Indigenous culture and identity are negotiated through the Chamorro Cultural Festival (CCF) ...
  • The Indigenous Exchange Forum: transitions in mine closure

    Holcombe, Sarah; Elliott, Vanessa; Keeling, Arn; Berryman, Mere; Hall, Rebecca; Ngaamo, Raewyn; Beckett, Caitlynn; Hudson, Maui; Moon, Watene; Kusabs, Natalie; Ross River Dena Council Lands Office (CSRM, 2022)
    “The Indigenous Exchange Forum: transitions in mine closure” was held on 2–3 November 2021 over Zoom, hosted by the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM) in the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI), at The ...
  • Empowering equitable data use partnerships and indigenous data sovereignties amid pandemic genomics

    Haring, Rodney C.; Blanchard, Jessica W.; Korchmaros, Josephine D.; Lund, Justin R.; Haozous, Emily A.; Raphaelito, Josie; Hudson, Maui; Tsosie, Krystal S. (2021)
    The COVID-19 pandemic has inequitably impacted Indigenous communities in the United States. In this emergency state that highlighted existing inadequacies in US government and tribal public health infrastructures, many ...
  • Balancing openness with Indigenous data sovereignty: An opportunity to leave no one behind in the journey to sequence all of life

    Cartney, Ann M. Mc; Anderson, Jane; Liggins, Libby; Hudson, Maui; Anderson, Matthew Z.; TeAika, Ben; Geary, Janis; Cook-Deegan, Robert; Patel, Hardip R.; Phillippy, Adam M. (2022)
    The field of genomics has benefited greatly from its "openness" approach to data sharing. However, with the increasing volume of sequence information being created and stored and the growing number of international genomics ...
  • Whakapiki Wairua: Co-designing and implementing a Māori mindfulness mental health intervention in a Wharekura.

    McDonald, Marama; Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Rolleston, Anna (Nga Pae o te Māramatanga, 2021)
    This article explores the process of co-designing a mātauranga-Māori-informed mindfulness intervention with rangatahi in a wharekura and examines the effects on wellbeing. Mahitahi co-design methodology underpinned the ...
  • Mihi (Foreword)

    Tuaupiki, Jackie Whetumarama (University of Waikato, 2016)
    Mihi of Te Kōtihitihi - Ngā Tuhinga Reo Māori Putanga 3
  • Intellectual Property, Mātauranga Māori

    Sterling, Rogena; Riddle, KatieLee; Tūrongo Brooks, Robert; Anderson, Jane; Hudson, Maui (Te Kotahi Research Institute University of Waikato, 2021)
    This literature review has been conducted to consider the various national legislation and international agreements that comprise New Zealand’s Intellectual Property Rights (IP) regime. It will evaluate if and how such ...
  • Whiti te rā: A guide to connecting Māori to traditional wellbeing pathways.

    McLachlan, Andre David; Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Harris, Parewahaika; Jones, Horiana (2021)
    Māori health models, introduced in the 1980s, brought needed cultural worldviews to an otherwise monocultural health system. However, minimal changes have occurred. In mainstream practice, deeper cultural understandings ...
  • Visualising Mātauranga Māori for iwi outcomes

    Hudson, Maui; Whaanga, Hēmi; Waiti, Jordan; Maxwell, Hohepa; Davis, Kyle; Arahanga, Te Awhina; Proctor, John; Sword, Matt; Ullrich, Thalia; Taitoko, Mike (2020)
    Ko te Mätauranga Mäori he puna nö te katoa, he mea äta whakatipu hoki e ngä whänau, e ngä hapü, e ngä iwi hoki o tënä, o tënä o ngä whakareanga maha. He mätauranga nö te hapori, he mea äta whakatö hoki ki roto i ngä wheako ...
  • Holding a mirror to society? Sociodemographic diversity within clinical psychology training programmes across Aotearoa.

    Scarf, Damian; Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Chan, Joanna; Britt, Eileen; Nikora, Linda Waimarie; Neha, Tia; Schimanski, Irie; Macfarlane, Angus Hikairo; Macfarlane, Sonja; Bennett, Simon T.; Hunter, John A.; Arahanga-Doyle, Hitaua G.; Abbott, Max (2019)
    It has recently been demonstrated by Crampton et al that there has been a marked increase in the sociodemographic diversity of the University of Otago’s health professional programmes between 2010 and 2016.1 This change ...

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