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PhD Presentation Transforming Māori experiences of Historical Intergenerational Trauma @ Te Roopu ō iwi ō Te Arawa Social Services September 8th 2014


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This thesis examines links between Māori deficit statistics, Māori experiences of historical intergenerational trauma or HIT, and colonisation. The thesis draws upon Western critical theory combined with Indigenous methodologies that employ Māori epistemologies or ways of knowing to make sense of historical discourses that have traditionally impeded Māori wellbeing and development. Indigenous methodologies such as Pūrākau theory are employed in this thesis to peel back layers of narratives that are sometimes intergenerational, to expose contributing factors to Māori deficit statistics. These theories interpret underlying themes and key factors in HIT. In essence the study examines Māori experiences; Māori concepts and oral traditions relevant to HIT. Essentially four research questions are posed. "What are Māori experiences of historical intergenerational trauma?" "What were the political, socio- economic implications for Māori both pre and post signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi?" "What significance does locating self in this research have in terms of contextualising Māori experiences of historical intergenerational trauma?" And finally "What are Māori strategies that respond to this phenomenon?"

Item Type: Item presented at a conference, workshop or other event which was not published in the proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Historical Trauma, Decolonisation, Maori deficit statistics, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Colonisation, Legislative violations
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BT Doctrinal Theology
D History General and Old World > D History (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
J Political Science > JX International law
K Law > K Law (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Schools > Centre for Health & Social Practice
Depositing User: Rawiri Waretini-Karena
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2015 21:45
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 03:29

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