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TypeTitleAuthorDescriptionURL (if applicable)DifficultyTime
BookBiography of Te PueaMichael King (Pākehā Historian)Te Puea was a leader from Waikato and helped form the Kingitanga Movement Medium6 - 7 hours
Report/ResearchMatike Mai ReportMoana Jackson, Margaret Mutu & othersThe result of hundreds of nationwide hui about constitutional transformation to truly honour Te Tiriti o Waitangihttp://www.converge.org.nz/pma/MatikeMaiAotearoaReport.pdfMedium2 - 3 hours
Web VideoKaupapa On The Couch #1 Leonie Hayden for The SpinoffThe Māori seats. What are they for and who cares about them anyway?https://thespinoff.co.nz/atea/31-08-2017/welcome-to-our-new-webseries-kaupapa-on-the-couch/Easy5 minutes
Web VideoKaupapa On The Couch #2 Leonie Hayden for The SpinoffHe Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni – New Zealand’s Declaration of Independence.https://thespinoff.co.nz/atea/03-10-2017/kaupapa-on-the-couch-the-declaration-of-independence/Easy5 minutes
DocumentaryThe New Zealand WarsJames Belich (Pākehā Historian)Covers the conflicts between Māori and Pākehā in the last centuryhttp://www.maoritelevision.com/tv/shows/new-zealand-warsEasy1 hour episodes
Collections(Archives) Ngā Taonga Māori Collection Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision/Film ArchiveItems held at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision that are considered to have significant Māori contenthttps://www.ngataonga.org.nz/collections/what-do-we-hold/film-and-video/taonga-maori-collectionEasyDays
Web VideoIndigenous Rights + Treaty of WaitangiWhite Man Behind A Desk featuring. Sonny NgataiHistory of the Treaty + indigenous rights delivered with comedyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRq6K8Z0hvMEasy10 minutes
DocumentaryNgā Morehu - The SurvivorsThe HuiFour former wards of the state share their horrific stories of abuse - an example of continued colonisation (content warning).https://www.threenow.co.nz/shows/the-hui/season-2%3A-sunday-9-april-2017/125685/M13791-025Medium1 hour
Article/OpEdA Racist System: Māori and Pacific Kiwis Talk About the PoliceTess McLure for VICEVICE speaks to young people about their experience of instituional racism, includes links to researchhttps://www.vice.com/en_nz/article/wjx5x9/a-racist-system-maori-and-pacific-kiwis-talk-about-the-policeEasy10 minutes
Web VideoTe reo Māori and shamePatua Te WhakamāA video project aimed at raising awareness on the impact of being too whakamā (embarrased) to kōrero (speak) our beautiful reo (langauge)!https://www.facebook.com/patuatewhakamaa/videos/vb.1963594620525225/1963847810499906/Easy3 minutes
Web VideoWhy we still need to talk about Waitangi DayNew Zealand HeraldA short web video detailing the history of the Treaty of Waitangihttps://www.facebook.com/nzherald.co.nz/videos/10154170444241302/Easy5 minutes
DocumentaryPoi ETe Arepa KahiPOI E is the story of the creation of New Zealand's iconic song of celebration, the song that became the unofficial national anthem.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5459730/Easy90 minutes
Article/OpEdColonisation and the suffering of childrenMoana Jackson for E-TangataAbuse in state care, integenerational trauma (content warning)https://e-tangata.co.nz/news/colonisation-and-the-suffering-of-childrenEasy10 minutes
Report/ResearchNgā Rerenga o Te TiritiTreaty Resource CentreA new resource to support community organisations in engaging with the Treaty.https://trc.org.nz/application/nga-rerenga-o-te-tiritiEasy1 hour
Report/ResearchAlternatives to anti-Māori themes in mediaTreaty Resource CentreAnalysis that shows the news repeats and reinforces negative themes about Māori that date from the earliest days of colonisation.https://trc.org.nz/sites/trc.org.nz/files/AlternativesA4-booklet.pdfMedium1 hour
Report/ResearchResearch about media and te TiritiTreaty Resource CentreFull list of research related to media and Māorihttps://trc.org.nz/research-about-media-and-te-tiritiMediumOngoing
BookTikanga Māori - living by Māori valuesProfessor Hirini Moko MeadComprehensive survey of tikanga Māori ranging from topics of the everyday to the esoteric.Hard7 - 8 hours
BookColonising Myths, Māori RealitiesAni MikaereThis book brings together a series of papers that reflects on the effect of Pākehā law, legal processes, and teaching on Māori legal thought and practiceHard7 - 8 hours
BookTe Awa Atua: Menstruation in the Pre-Colonial Maori WorldNgahuia MurphyAn Examination of Stories, Ceremonies and Practices Regarding Menstruation in the Pre-Colonial Maori World: Based on a Masters ThesisMedium5 - 6 hours
DocumentaryThe Truth About Māori Māori of different ages and backgrounds talk frankly about their culture (2000)https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/the-truth-about-maori-2000Easy1 hour
Report/ResearchMāori and the criminal justice system: a youth perspectiveJustSpeak Full list of reports and papers from JustSpeakhttp://www.justspeak.org.nz/papers_reportsMediumOngoing
DocumentaryTupaia's EndeavourMāori TelevisionThe story of Tupaia the Tahitian high priest and navigator who boarded the Endeavour and undertook his own cultural exploration.http://www.maoritelevision.com/tv/shows/tupaias-endeavour/S03E001/tupaias-endeavour-episode-1Easy1 hour episodes
DocumentaryLocked Up Warriors Al JazeeraMass incarceration of Māorihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtACL9UPSHgEasy25 minutes
DocumentaryOperation 8 Abi King-Jones, Errol WrightOperation 8 involved 18 months of invasive surveillance of Maori sovereignty and peace activists accused of attending terrorist training camps in the Urewera ranges -- homeland of the Tuhoe people. Operation 8 asks why and how the raids took place. How did the War on Terror become a global witch-hunt of political dissenters reaching even to the South Pacific?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKksGWyB24gEasy130 minutes
BookThe greatest New Zealand works of non-fiction ever – the Team Brown remixThe SpinoffList of 50 New Zealand works of non-fiction by and about Māori. https://thespinoff.co.nz/books/04-02-2016/the-greatest-new-zealand-works-of-non-fiction-ever-the-team-brown-remix/MediumLots of reading
BookThe Great War for New Zealand - Waikato 1830-2000Vincent O'MalleyAn account of the war in the Waikato in 1863–64, the defining conflict in New Zealand history.http://bwb.co.nz/books/great-war-new-zealandMedium6 - 8 hours
Report/ResearchTreaty settlement historical accountsVariousEach Treaty settlement includes an agreed historical account which focuses on Crown breaches of the Treaty in relation to the settling group. These are published in the Deed of Settlement document online. A summary is also available.https://www.govt.nz/treaty-settlement-documentsMediumLots of reading
Report/ResearchPart of the Whānau: The Emergence of Takatāpui Identity - He Whāriki TakatāpuiElizabeth KerekereA thesis that explores Takatāpui (a traditional Māori term meaning ‘intimate companion of the same sex.’
It has been reclaimed to embrace all Māori who identify with diverse sexes, genders and sexualities) identities and experiences
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5893cf9215d5db8ef4a8dc98/t/590fe54c1e5b6c8e16f8cd01/1494213974577/KEREKERE+Part+of+the+Whanau+The+Emergence+of+Takatapui+Identity-1.pdfMediumLots of reading
BookAsk That MountainDick Scott (Pākehā historian, worked closely w Parihaka hapū)The Story of Parihaka, first published 1975 Medium216 pages
DocumentaryTatarikihi: The Children of ParihakaPaora Joseph and Gaylene Preston.A documentary following a group of Taranaki children as they road trip the labour-and-imprisonment journey made by their pacifist ancestors in the 1880shttp://www.parihakafilm.com/index.html and https://www.facebook.com/pg/Tatarakihi/about/?ref=page_internalEasy60min
Web VideoKeynote Address to the 2011 library conference: - a summary of the content and importance of the WAI 262 claimAroha Te Pareake MeadAn outline of the WAI 262 claim and the subsequent report Ko Aotearoa Tenei which covers the way Māori culture and artefacts should be handled by government departmentshttps://lianza.org.nz/keynote-address-aroha-te-pareake-meadEasy2 videos about 40 minutes each downloadable
Article/OpEdList of important content from a Māori perspectiveTe Roopu Haututu - a group of 4 people whose details are in the link50 items listed. Many are online
but there are no links to the content
https://thespinoff.co.nz/books/04-02-2016/the-greatest-new-zealand-works-of-non-fiction-ever-the-team-brown-remix/Easy10 minute read
Report/ResearchMāori legal dictionaryMamari Stephens & others Victoria UniversityAn online legal dictionary that takes text from a large no of bilingual resources from the treaty to government documents allowing users to see how terms have been used.http://www.legalmaori.net/Mediumdabble and explore at leisure
Report/ResearchMāori newspapers online
at the National Library
National Library's digital collection1000s of pages of Māori language newspapers from the 1800s http://www.nzdl.org/cgi-bin/library.cgi?a=p&p=about&c=niupepaHardneed te reo to use these resources
Web VideoRemarks on the dangers of big data and social investment and the lack of consultation with Māori Prof Tahu Kukutai Waikato UniversityPart of a panel presentation at a meeting of the AUT Policy observatory about big data June? 2017https://twitter.com/PolicyObsAUT/status/920094354961711104Easy10 minutes
Web VideoDiscussion of the WAI 262 reportClaudia Orange Justice Joe Williams Mai ChenChaired by historian Dr Claudia Orange,
29 January 2012) discussing the
Waitangi Tribunal’s long-awaited first
whole of government” report: “Aotearoa Tenei
– this is New Zealand” (also known as the
Matauranga Maori/ Flora and Fauna claim).
Joe Williams compares the governance and
culture systems that Maori and
Pakeha have each brought to NZ
BookMay the People Live: A History of Māori Health Development 1900 - 1920Raeburn LangeMay the People Live provides a comprehensive and detailed account of how the decline of the Māori was reversed in the years 1900–1918 through
imaginative and wide-ranging action taken by Māori themselves.
http://www.press.auckland.ac.nz/en/browse-books/all-books/books-1999/May-the-People-Live-A-History-of-Maori-Health-Development-19001920.htmlMedium6-10 hours
BookWhen the Waves Rolled in Upon Us: Essays in Nineteenth Century Maori HistoryReilly, Michael and Thomson, Jane eds.When the Waves Rolled Upon Us is a collection of essays focusing on Maori and European contact in the South. This collection helps to extend our knowledge of South Island Maori, in particular the history of Kai Tabu in the southern half of the island. Topics discussed in the book include the Taranaki prisoners in Dunedin, missionaries, Maori and sexuality, and the purchase of the southern land blocks. Several of the essays look at the lives and work of individuals such as HK Taiaroa, Tame Parata, Edward Shortland, and AS Atkinson.out of print but can be found on Renaissance books and AmazonMedium
BookThe Welcome of StrangersAtholl AndersonTwo hundred years ago Maori in the south of New Zealand had a lifestyle quite distinct from that of their northern cousins, and different experiences of contact with Europeans. This book provides an insight into those times. While it ranges from Marlborough to Stewart Island, its emphasis is on the far south.http://www.otago.ac.nz/press/books/otago071873.htmlMedium
BookStill Being PunishedRachael SelbyRachael Selby discusses the significance of the historical ban of Te Reo Maori in New Zealand. The stories collected here are told by Maori men and women who were physically disciplined at school for speaking the Maori language. Their stories are of the on-going effects of institutional violence meted out at the intersection of body, language and society.http://www.huia.co.nz/huia-bookshop/bookshop/still-being-punished/Medium
BookTangata WhenuaAtholl Anderson, Judith Binney and Aroha Harris, Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History charts the sweep of Māori history from ancient origins through to the twenty-first century. Through narrative and images, it offers a striking overview of the past, grounded in specific localities and histories.http://bwb.co.nz/books/tangata-whenuaMedium
BookStories Without EndJudith BinneyThese essays explore sidepaths and previously unexamined histories, delving into the lives of powerful early Māori figures, including the prophets Rua Kenana and Te Kooti, their wives and their descendants, and the leaders of the Urewera.http://bwb.co.nz/books/stories-without-endMedium
BookIn/Visible SIght: the mixed Descent Families of Southern NZAngela BinneyThis text examines the early history of cross-cultural encounter, contact and colonisation in southern New Zealand. Ngai Tahu engaged with the European newcomers from the 1820s, encountering systematic settlement from the 1840s, and fighting land alienation and erosion of resource rights from the mid-nineteenth centuryhttp://www.unitybooksonline.co.nz/nz-non-fiction/nz-history/invisible-sight-the-mixed-descent-families-of-southern-nzMedium
BookDecolonizing Methodologies (especially the introduction)Linda Tuhiwai SmithThis book gives a general overview of postcolonial and decolonial ways of thinking. It explores the tensions between indigenous and non-indigenous ways of thinking, and the tricky line that has to be walked by indigenous writers in their effort to engage with Western, Eurocentric tools and perspectives.Medium8-10 hours
BookTears of Rangi: Experiments Across WorldsAnne SalmondThis book begins by describing historical relationships between Māori and non-Māori. It then moves to examine areas where there have been 'experiments across worlds' - in relation to water, people, and other spheres.Medium10-12 hours
Report/ResearchHe Whaipaanga Hou - The Māori and the Criminal Justice System: A New PerspectiveMoana JacksonMoana Jackson's report suggests a re-envisioning of how our criminal justice system operates to ensure it ends its oppression of Māori. At the time, the report was shelved after the government considered it was too controversial. Now, many are returning to itand some of its recommendations have been implemented (without credit given to Moana Jackson).https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/108675NCJRS.pdfMedium6-8 hours
BookKa Whawhai tonu mātouRanginui WalkerFirst history of Māori written by Māori, extremely influentialhttps://teara.govt.nz/en/ephemera/46471/ka-whawhai-tonu-matou-struggle-without-endMedium
BookEncircled Lands: Te Urewera, 1820-1921Binney, JudithFor Europeans during the nineteenth century, the Urewera was a remote wilderness; for those who lived there, it was a sheltering heartland. This history documents the first hundred years of the ‘Rohe Pōtae’ (the ‘encircled lands’ of the Urewera) following European contact. The book is large but this page has a link to an interview with the author by Kim Hillhttp://bwb.co.nz/books/encircled-landsHard30 minutes
Report/ResearchNew Zealand Electronic Text CentreContains many digitised resources of NZ historical information a lot of resources in te reo including moteatea, the works of Elsdon Best and you can search on many historical characters and there are scanned images as well. For example for Te Rauparaha there are 4 pictures and almost 200 other references/ There are a mumber of other electronic research resources listed there as follows:
Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, which has entries for many prominent New Zealanders.
Archives New Zealand, which has collections of maps, plans and posters; immigration passenger lists; and probate records.
National Library of New Zealand, which has extensive collections of published material.
Auckland War Memorial Museum, which has extensive holdings on the Auckland region and New Zealand military history.
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, which has strong holdings in Tāonga Māori, biological holotypes and New Zealand art.
nzhistory.net.nz, from the History Group of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
Report/ResearchTraditional Māori Parenting Professor Kuni Jenkins, PhD. Helen Mountain Harte M.A. Te Kahui Mana RirikiAn Historical Review of Literature of Traditional Maori Child Rearing Practices in Pre-European Timeshttp://www.ririki.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/TradMaoriParenting.pdfMedium59 pages
Article/OpEdMāori once were tender fathers (headline not written by Anne Salmond)Dame Anne Salmond (Pākehā author)Challenging the idea that domestic violence is a 'māori' issue, with examples of text written by early settlers to the repeated effect of "Maori domestic life was generally harmonious, and the men were kind, loving and devoted to their children."http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11644786Easy5min
DocumentaryRestoring the Mauri of Lake OmapereCommissioned by Māori Televisionhttps://www.nzonscreen.com/title/restoring-the-mauri-of-lake-omapere-2007
Web VideoWhy did Māori never have prisons?Moana Jacksonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vtpA_PbDJUMedium1 hour
BookNgā Hekaheka o AotearoaPeter Buchanan,Georgina Stewart, Hēni JacobBilingual book aimed at tamariki (but good for adults too) that describes what is known about pre-colonial Maori uses of fungi. An often-overlooked subject. This aims to restore some traditional knowledge to younger generations.http://www.huia.co.nz/assets/Uploads/Nga-Hekaheka-o-Aotearoa-Kaiako-Resource.pdfEasy
Article/OpEdMaui StreetMorgan GodfreyNews edition - headlines making news; commentary on Bills before the House; the business before the Māori Affairs Select Committee; and the opening and closing dates for government funding rounds. Analysis edition - Feature interviews with the people making the headlines, or op-eds and commentary pieces digging a little deeper, explaining why things are happening and what they might mean.Subscribe: https://mauistreet.substack.com/subscribe Easy5 min
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