A Fire in the Belly of Hineāmaru: Using Whakapapa as a Pedagogical Tool in Education

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dc.contributor.author Webber, Melinda en
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, K en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-01T03:11:19Z en
dc.date.issued 2019 en
dc.identifier.citation Genealogy 3(3):41-52 2019 en
dc.identifier.issn 2313-5778 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48197 en
dc.description.abstract The numerous iwi (tribes) and hapu (subtribes) of Te Tai Tokerau (Northland) have a long whakapapa (genealogy) of influential leaders that have made a significant impact on the Maori world and beyond. However, ruinous media narratives that focus without relent on poverty, low employment, inadequate housing, and lagging educational outcomes—particularly among Maori—continue to negatively impact the ways students from this region define their identity. This paper presents a number of strengths-based narratives—focusing on tupuna (ancestors) from Te Tai Tokerau whakapapa—that act as counter-narratives to this rhetoric. The paper discusses how these narratives can be used as powerful pedagogical tools that enhance Te Tai Tokerau Maori students’ self-e cacy, aspiration, optimism, and cultural pride, presenting them as powerful agents of their own destiny. This paper draws on data produced from a Marsden-funded study—led by Te Tai Tokerau descendents—that has collected and re-presented multifaceted hapu/iwi-based narratives that celebrate Te Tai Tokerau distinctiveness, success, history, and identity. This wider study has examined, contextualised, and celebrated diverse characteristics recurring in Te Tai Tokerau purakau (genealogical stories), pepeha (tribal sayings), waiata (songs), karakia (incantations), televisual materials, and written histories. en
dc.publisher MDPI en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Genealogy en
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dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.title A Fire in the Belly of Hineāmaru: Using Whakapapa as a Pedagogical Tool in Education en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/genealogy3030041 en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 41 en
pubs.volume 3 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The authors en
pubs.end-page 52 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 777569 en
pubs.org-id Education and Social Work en
pubs.org-id Te Puna Wananga en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-08-01 en

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