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Decolonisation in Aotearoa: Education, research and practice

Winner, Kōrero Pono / Non fiction, Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa Māori Book Awards 2017

ISBN: 978-O-947509-17-0

This book examines decolonisation and Māori education in Aotearoa New Zealand in ways that seeks to challenge, unsettle and provoke for change.

Editors Jessica Hutchings and Jenny Lee-Morgan have drawn together leading Māori writers and intellectuals on topics that are at the heart of a decolonising  education agenda, from  tribal education initiatives to media issues, food sovereignty, wellbeing, Christianity, tikanga and more. A key premise is that colonisation excludes holistic and Māori experiences and ways of knowing, and continues to assert a deep influence on knowledge systems and ways of living and being, and that efforts to combat its impact must be broad and comprehensive.

The book presents a kaupapa Māori and decolonised agenda for Māori education. The writers put kaupapa Māori into practice through a pūrākau (narrative) approach to explore the diverse topics in a range of styles.

Read Ranginui Walker's chapter 'Reclaiming Māori Education' 

List of contributors

  • Linda Tuhiwai Smith (Foreword)
  • Ranginui Walker
  • Moana Jackson
  • Ani Mikaere
  • Sarah-Jane Tiakiwai
  • Jenny Lee-Morgan
  • Takawai Murphy
  • Veronica Tawhai
  • Leonie Pihama
  • Mera Lee-Penehira
  • Āneta Hinemihi Rāwiri
  • Naomi Simmonds
  • Kirsten Gabel
  • Jo Smith
  • Ngahuia Murphy
  • Jessica Hutchings
  • Debbie Broughton