Whakapapa Back: Mixed Indigenous Māori and Pākehā Genealogy and Heritage in Aotearoa/New Zealand

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dc.contributor.author Connor, Diana en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-12T23:03:10Z en
dc.date.issued 2019-12 en
dc.identifier.citation Genealogy 3(4):17 pages Dec 2019 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49630 en
dc.description.abstract Māori tribal and social histories are founded on whakapapa (genealogy). Whakapapa and the knowledge of one’s ancestry is what connects all Māori to one another and is the central marker of traditional mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge). Knowledge of one’s whakapapa and ancestral links is at the root of Māori identity and heritage, which can be re-connected with even if a person has been dislocated from it by colonization, urbanization and/or marriage. The collective experiences of Māori are contextualized within whakapapa and narratives of iwi (tribe), hapū (sub-tribe) and whanau (family). Within the context of colonization, whakapapa as a meaningful epistemological framework has not been erased and continues to connect Māori to one another and our tribal lands, histories and stories. Whakapapa and Māori identity are underpinned by an epistemology based on Māori tikanga (customary practices) that take into account the importance of a collective vision. However, research on counseling with people of indigenous descent from Aotearoa/New Zealand has found that for people of mixed Māori and Pākehā (European) heritage, it is important to recognize both sides of a person’s family in working on mental health issues. To address the complications of mixed identity, this article is written from an autoethnographic point of view to share how whakapapa and genealogical links have shaped my identity as someone of mixed Māori and Pākehā heritage. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Genealogy en
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dc.title Whakapapa Back: Mixed Indigenous Māori and Pākehā Genealogy and Heritage in Aotearoa/New Zealand en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/genealogy3040073 en
pubs.issue 4 en
pubs.volume 3 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.author-url https://www.mdpi.com/2313-5778/3/4/73 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 789138 en
pubs.org-id Education and Social Work en
pubs.org-id Te Puna Wananga en
dc.identifier.eissn 2313-5778 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-12-17 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2019-12-16 en

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