MAORI150-21A (TGA)

Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi

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Paper Description

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This paper provides a sound understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/ the Treaty of Waitangi. It reviews historical and contemporary interpretations and takes into account the interplay of contextual issues of the time. MAORI150 will provide students with an understanding of why and how a Treaty was initiated and will also examine the relevance of the Treaty when it was signed through to contemporary Aotearoa/New Zealand.

This is an A trimester paper which is taught in English with Māori terminology when defining and describing Māori concepts and rationale. Each week students are expected to attend 1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial.

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Paper Structure

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The material students will need to help complete this paper will be delivered in four ways.

  1. Through a series of weekly lectures and classes;
  2. Through tutorials that will enable students to explore themes in a group setting drawing on their own observations, experiences and readings;
  3. Through a programme of directed reading which it is their responsibility to structure and which should feed into in-class tutorials and assignments. It is expected that all students will have read the relevant material from the required reading list;
  4. Through online resources via Moodle.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Māori worldview and tikanga Māori as it applies to understanding Te Whakaputanga (the Declaration) and Te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi
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  • Demonstrate an understanding of the historical and constitutional significance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi
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  • Apply an understanding of Māori perspectives of Te Tiriti in assessing historical actions and events in Aotearoa New Zealand
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  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relevance of Te Tiriti & the Treaty in contemporary and future Aotearoa/New Zealand
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Self Review
18 Mar 2021
9:00 AM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Field Trip to Pukehinahina
13 Apr 2021
9:00 AM
15
  • Hand-in: In Tutorial
3. Essay
8 Apr 2021
9:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Group Presentation
31 May 2021
No set time
25
  • Presentation: In Class
5. Workshop Engagement
3 Jun 2021
No set time
20
  • Hand-in: In Tutorial
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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The link for the Reading List will be on Moodle.
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Recommended Readings

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Awatere Huata, D. (1984). Maori sovereignty. Auckland, N.Z: Broadsheet.

Belgrave, M., Kawharu, M., & Williams, D. (2005). Waitangi revisited : Perspectives on the Treaty of Waitangi (2nd ed.). Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press.

Belich, J. (1988). The New Zealand Wars, Auckland, Penguin.

Belich, J. (1996). Making peoples: A history of the New Zealanders : From polynesian settlement to the end of the nineteenth century. London;Auckland, N.Z;: Allen Lane.

Durie, M. (1998). Te Mana, Te Kawanatanga: The Politics of Maori Self Determination. Auckland, Oxford University Press.

Kawharu, I.H. (1989). Waitangi : Maori and Pakeha Perspectives of the Treaty of Waitangi. Auckland, Oxford University Press.

Keenan, D. (Ed.). (2004). Huia histories of Maori: Nga tahuhu korero. Wellington: Huia Publishers.

Mead, H. (2003). Tikanga Maori: Living by Maori values. Wellington, New Zealand: Huia.

Orange, C. (2013). The Treaty of Waitangi. New Zealand: Bridget Williams Books.

Reilly, M., Leoni, G., Carter, L., Duncan, S., Paterson, L., Ratima, M., & Rewi, P. (2018). Te kōparapara : An introduction to the Māori world. Auckland, Auckland University Press.

Tauroa, H. (1989). Healing the Breach – One Maori’s perspective on the Treaty of Waitangi. Auckland, William Collins Publishers Ltd.

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Other Resources

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Online Support

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Moodle:

This paper is supported by Moodle. Moodle is the eLearning platform of this university that is used to foster student interaction related to learning. This paper can be accessed by visiting http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz/

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Workload

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This paper has four contact hours per week. Students are expected to attend lectures and tutorials and complete the required readings. If we consider that the ‘normal’ annual load for a Bachelor degree is seven papers we can then calculate that on the basis of a 16 week trimester (including recess and study periods) the student should spend around 10-12 hours a week on average working on the paper. This includes attending lectures, completing assessed work and reading.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: TTWA150

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