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Kaupapa Māori

Kaupapa Māori research is the outcome of Māori shifting from being the researched to becoming the researchers. The history of research On Māori has shaped the attitudes and feelings Māori held (and still hold) towards research.

Nowadays there are opportunities for Māori communities to inform, shape and control the nature of research conducted with them. Rather than simply using imported frameworks that are determined in other countries, Kaupapa Māori research draws upon Māori philosophies and knowledge to generate theory that emphasises local context thereby meeting the needs and aspirations of Māori. Framed by the Treaty of Waitangi, Kaupapa Māori recognises importance of prioritizing Indigenous voice.

New Zealand’s history of research being done On Māori has shaped the attitudes and feelings Māori held (and still hold) towards research. We have embraced  opportunities for Māori communities to inform, shape and control the nature of research conducted By, With and For them.

 

Rather than simply importing frameworks from other countries, Kaupapa Māori research prioritises Māori philosophies and knowledge that emphasises local context, acknowledging the Crown’s obligations as Treaty partners, Kaupapa Māori research prioritizes Indigenous voice. We are interested in doing research, with, by and for Māori communities that contributes to their own aspirations and in the meantime help meet on-going needs.


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