By Winiata, Whatarangi
This collection of twenty-five papers by Professor Whatarangi Winiata and co-authors given over the last forty years, comment on Maori spirituality, social development, education and political affairs. They cover Professor Winiata's experiences of and thinking about reengineering... the working of the Hahi Mihinare; driving the iwi development programme Whakatupuranga Rua Mano, which led to the foundation of the first contemporary whare wananga; galvanising the New Zealand Maori Council to hold the Crown accountable over fisheries, forestry, language and broadcasting; and co-founding the Maori Party with Dame Tariana Turia and Sir Pita Sharples. The papers are organised into themes of iwi Maori, matauranga Maori, tino rangatiratanga, and the survival and wellbeing of Maori people.Read more
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Dr Whatarangi Winiata (Ngati Raukawa) is Te Ahorangi o Nga Purutanga Mauri at Te Wananga o Raukawa in Otaki and was the founder of this wananga, which was Aotearoa New Zealand's first contemporary wananga. He has contributed sixty years of advocacy on behalf of Maori people, including thirty years with Te Hahi Mihingare, fifteen years with the New Zealand Maori Council and being the inaugural president of the Maori Party. Dr Winiata is a Waitangi Tribunal claimant, researcher, writer, lecturer and governor and has spent seventy years advancing the interests of Ngati Pareraukawa and Ngati Raukawa.
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