This issue of MAI Journal, Volume 12, Issue 2 contains 14 articles across a range of research areas that are representative of the breadth and vitality of Indigenous research in Aotearoa New Zealand. This issue reflects the multidisciplinary nature of MAI Journal articles, covering Post Settlement Governance Entities (PSGE), Transformation through Education, One Health Approach, Māori Women’s Knowledge, Learning Environments, Pacific Peoples Housing Crisis, Understanding the Environment and more.
Tēnei Tātou Te Koronga Māori Research Excellence, Tēnei au te koronga He hiringa nōu e Ruatau ki ēnei tauira, ki ēnei pia, Tō ake nei au i te tatau o taku whare Ko Te Rangikaupapa, tatau o Tāwhirirangi, i te pūmotomoto o te kauwhanga o te Toi o ngā rangi E Pawa, tutakina i tauru nui, i tauru atamai o wharekura, Kapikapi tō aro, kapi te ngātata, te ngātoro, te piere, te tatau o tēnei whare E tū iho nei, Nā tō aro, nā tō pia E Rehua, mā Ruatau e.
This issue of MAI Journal, Volume 10, Issue 2 (2021), contains 12 articles and two situation reports across a range of research areas that are representative of the breadth and vitality of Indigenous research in Aotearoa. This issue reflects the multidisciplinary nature of MAI Journal articles, covering racism, gender and well-being across education, health, history, entrepreneurship and psychology, with a strong focus on kaupapa Māori theory and methodological principles.
This issue of MAI Journal, Volume 10, Issue 1 (2021) contains eight papers covering a diverse range of research areas. This issue reflects the multi-disciplinary nature of MAI Journal beginning with two articles covering Kaupapa Māori early years provision, four situation reports on the COVID-19 pandemic, then an article on identity in academia in Aotearoa New Zealand, closing with a final article envisioning a Kaupapa Māori citational practice.
The lead article by Jessica Hutchings, Jo Smith, Yvonne Taura, Garth Harmsworth and Shaun Awatere, STORYING KAITIAKITANGA: Exploring Kaupapa Māori land and water food stories explores the Indigenous principle of kaitiakitanga as it relates to Māori agrifood practices.
The lead article by Sierra Hampton, Rights and resurgence in Aotearoa New Zealand: A case study of the united nations declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples role in self determination contributes to the discussion about the Declaration’s effectiveness by analysing its role in advancing Indigenous peoples’ self-determination.
In this special Covid-19 Situation Reports Issue, the lead report by Fiona Cram, MAHI AROHA: Aroha ki te tangata, he tāngata explores the impact of Covid-19 lockdown in New Zealand on “bubbles” and the response of Māori leaders to offset increased vulnerability due to confinement, financial hardship, and issues of crowding or isolation. The report highlights the contribution of mahi aroha by Māori during lockdown and argues that access to qu
Māori and Pasifika students remain as ‘priority learning groups’ for tertiary institutions, a sector of education that often measures success in quantifiable measurables such as grade point averages and timely course completion. While strategic policy documents express an aspiration to make a difference for these learners what is required to bring these policy directions into action to create transforming change.