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‘Our ultimate duty’

In 1991, Tipene O’Regan stood before New Zealand’s leading historians and delivered the J. C. Beaglehole Lecture. It was a pivotal time. The dust had barely settled on the sesquicentenary of signing Te Tiriti and the government had granted the Waitangi Tribunal retrospective powers of enquiry a mere six years earlier.
Difficult questions were being asked of those who researched, wrote and taught New Zealand history; members of Tipene’s audience chief amongst them. Then, as now, these people were overwhelmingly Pākehā. And they were being variously called out for “white-washing” New Zealand history – which is to say continuing to exclude the Māori past – and cultural appropriation – which is to say “doing” Māori history.

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5th March 2020
Posted under: Pānui

Ngāi Tahu Cultural Mapping resources developed for schools

Te Waipounamu teachers can now incorporate Ngāi Tahu mātauranga (knowledge) as part of their Aotearoa/New Zealand social studies and history lessons. Following on from the successful launch of Kā Huru Manu, the Ngāi Tahu Cultural Mapping Project, an educational framework has been developed so that the online digital atlas can be utilised as a classroom…

Kā Huru Manu

Kā Huru Manu is the highly-anticipated result of the Ngāi Tahu Cultural Mapping Project – a digital atlas that holds over 1000 traditional Māori place names in Te Waipounamu, and their associated histories.

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