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Penehira, M. (2011) 'Mouri Tū, Mouri Moko, Mouri Ora! Moko as a Wellbeing Strategy'. Unpublished PhD, The University of Waikato

In this thesis I explore how people and their identity are affected when you are part of a marginalised or vulnerable population namely, Māori women who have contracted the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). I argue that traditional knowledge and healing practices are central to Māori getting well and keeping well, and that the use of cultural frameworks and practices have potentially restorative, therapeutic and healing values that are not yet researched or understood by the health field. I argue that a Māori framework of wellbeing, namely 'Mana Kaitiakitanga', provides the context in which tā moko (Māori traditional tattoo) fits naturally as a healing intervention. I share the stories of Māori women with HCV who have applied this (tā moko and other forms of tattoo) in their lives and in their journeys back to wellness.

Mouri Tū, Mouri Moko, Mouri Ora! Moko as a Wellbeing Strategy

Pohatu, T. Māori World-views: Source Of Innovative Social Work Choices.

In social work, practitioners engage with people who have been marginalised and dis-empowered in their relationships over a period of time. Māori world-views, this paper will argue, opens options of ethical approaches to engage in relationships.

Māori World-views: Source Of Innovative Social Work Choices (152 kb)

Pohatu, T., & H. Pohatu. Mauri - Rethinking Human Well-being.

Mauri holds a central place in informing Maori, how and why our lives take the form they do. Mauri, contextualised to human well-being, is explored here, ideas put forward, interrogated and opened for dialogue.

Mauri - Rethinking Human Well-being (281kb)

Cram, F., Pihama, P., Jenkins, J., Matewiki, K. (2002). Evaluation of Programmes for Māori Adult Protected Persons under the Domestic Violence Act 1995. The International Research Institute for Maori and Indigenous Education: The University of Auckland

This is the final report in a series of evaluations commissioned by the Ministry of Justice and Department for Courts to examine the impact of the Domestic Violence Act 1995.

Evaluation of Programmes for Māori Adult Protected Persons under the Domestic Violence Act 1995 (949 kb)

Ministry of health and University of Otago. (2006) 'Decades of Disparity III: Ethnic and socio-economic inequalities in mortality, New Zealand 1981-1999'. Wellington: Ministry of health.

Decades of Disparity III is the third (and last) in the Decades of Disparity series of monitoring reports. The current report examines the interaction of ethnicity and socioeconomic position in shaping differences in survival chances, as well as trends in this interaction over the 20-year study period.

Ethnic morality trends

Decades of disparities 2

Decades of disparities 3

Te Roopu Rangahau a Eru Pomare. (2000) Mauri Tu: The Tomoana Resource Centre - An Intervention Following Job Loss. In Social Policy Journal of New Zealand. Issue 15 December 2000

The experience of the Tomoana Resource Centre promotes the need for a facility that assists former workers to adjust to job loss by respecting their contribution to community, supporting them to maintain control over their lives and valuing their humanity.

Mauri Tu: The Tomoana Resource Centre - An Intervention Following Job Loss. In Social Policy Journal of New Zealand

(This article is located on the Ministry of Social Development website)

Hutchings, J. (2002), 'Te whakaruruhau, te ukaipo: Mana wahine and genetic modification'. Unpublished PhD Thesis, Victoria University of Wellington.

The overall research goal of this thesis is to contribute to the development of a mana wahine conceptual framework that can be used to provide an analysis of GM and the GM debate in Aotearoa/New Zealand. This thesis recommends that mana wahine be incorporated into the Environmental Studies curriculum to allow for a fuller and wider analysis that is relevant to Maori women and an Aotearoa/New Zealand situation.

Ch 1: Introduction (1.68 mb)
Ch 2: Mana Wahine (1.21 mb)
Ch 3: Research Design and Methodology (1.25 mb)
Ch 4: Indigenous Knowledge, Gender and Mana Wahine (1.2 mb)
Ch 5: GM and Maori (1.09 mb)
Ch 6: Claiming Conceptual Space: Mana Wahine Conceptual Framework (1.34 mb)
Ch 7: Critical Discussion of Mana Wahine and GM (1.25 mb)
Ch 8: Concluding Discussion ( 1.25 mb)

Mika, C. (2005) 'When the gazeŁ meets the gazeŁ: Medicalisation and its normalisation of the bodyŁ: Unpublished Masters Thesis. Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi.

Western medical science is hailed as being omniscient and is lauded as a discoverer, with the body as its trove. The view proposed here is that such encounters and adoptions divest the body of its traditional fluidity, rob Maori societies of their intrinsic diversities, and thus threaten to render Maori societies banal and self-colonising.

When the gazeŁ meets the gazeŁ: Medicalisation and its normalisation of the body (687 kb)

Hutchings, J. & P. Reynolds. (2005) 'Maori and the McScienceŁ of new technologies: Biotechnology and nanotechnology research and development' .

This paper presents a critical response to the McScienceŁ of new technologies, in particular biotechnology and nanotechnology.

Maori and the McScienceŁ of new technologies (158 kb)

Hutchings, J. & P. Reynolds. 'The Obfuscation of Tikanga Maori in the GM Debate'.

This paper presents a counter hegemonic response to the 'selected' Maori experts perspectives on GM. It presents a view that is not propelled by being paid researchers, promoting Universities interests and supporting western science discourses.

The Obfuscation of Tikanga Maori in the GM Debate (336 kb)

Pihama, L. 'The Monitoring And Evaluation Of The Māori Television Pilot Project'. Report To Te Māngai Pāho And Aotearoa Television Network. International Research Institute for Maori and Indigenous Education (IRI), University of Auckland. Aotearoa

This literature review provides a discussion of areas related to the qualitative research undertaken by members of the research team. The literature review is divided in to two clear sections (i) discussions of issues related to the wider context of Maori development and Maori Television and (ii) highlighting particular interest areas.

The Monitoring And Evaluation Of The Māori Television Pilot Project.(229 kb)

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