Tag Archives: Te reo Māori

What’s in a (Māori) name?

Around the motu (country), universities (and other sectors) are coming under increasing pressure from central agencies to include the use of te reo Māori in the everyday life and core business of the institution, as a matter of compliance. For the universities, this is a radical departure from past practice, which has tended towards the […]

Full Citation Information:
Stewart, G. T., & Gibbons, A. (2023). What’s in a (Māori) name?. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/whats-in-a-maori-name/

Georgina Tuari Stewart

Georgina Tuari Stewart (ko Whakarārā te maunga, ko Matauri te moana, ko Te Tāpui te marae, ko Ngāpuhi-nui-tonu te iwi) is Professor of Māori Philosophy of Education in Te Ara Poutama, Auckland University of Technology, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. She is the author of Māori Philosophy: Indigenous thinking from Aotearoa, which introduces Māori philosophy as a Kaupapa Māori approach to studying Māori knowledge.

Andrew Gibbons

Andrew Gibbons is an early childhood teacher, teacher educator and Professor at the School of Education, AUT - Auckland University of Technology. He has previously worked in journalism, and social services in England. He is an executive committee member of the Association of Visual Pedagogies and a member and former secretary of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia.

Tokenism and te reo Māori

Why some things just shouldn’t be translated

In 2017, the Whanganui River was made a person in the eyes of the law. The Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui River Claims Settlement) Act acknowledged, in its own way, that the human world includes other, more-than-human entities. It was perceived at the time as quite a radical step for the law, and it is undoubtedly […]

Full Citation Information:
Mika, C. (2022). Tokenism and te reo Māori: Why some things just shouldn’t be translated. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/tokenism-and-te-reo-maori/

Carl Mika

Carl Mika is Professor of Maori and PostGraduate Co-ordinator, in Aotahi School of Maori and Indigenous Studies at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha/University of Canterbury, Christchurch, Aotearoa/New Zealand. His iwi affiliations are Tuhourangi and Ngati Whanaunga. With a background in law, indigenous studies and Māori studies, Carl has developed a knowledge base in Western philosophy (especially metaphysics, existentialism and phenomenology). His current research interests are the representation of philosophy as political act for indigenous peoples, and indigenous philosophical theorising generally. He is on the PESA Executive and co-convenes the PESA Indigenous Philosophy Group and is Associate Editor of Online Journal of World Philosophies.