MAORI503-22A (HAM)

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

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Paper Description

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This paper seeks to provide a sound understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi. The course introduces you to some foundational understandings of the Treaty of Waitangi, its intentions, its status over time in Aotearoa New Zealand, its role in relationships between the Crown and Māori, breaches of the Treaty and how they are heard and responded to through the Waitangi Tribunal as well as new jurisprudence related to the Treaty of Waitangi. The course reviews historical and contemporary interpretations especially in the field of health for Māori.
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Paper Structure

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The information you need to help you complete this paper will be delivered

  1. Through a series of weekly lectures delivered face to face (while we can) which will be recorded on panopto
  2. Through a programme of directed reading and watching/listening available on Moodle and through the recommended readings available through the Library
  3. Through in person/zoom tutorials which are small group discussions of exploration
  4. Through on line resources via MOODLE
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

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    Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

    • Understand the Māori worldview and Tikanga Māori as it applies to understanding contextual issues relating to Te Whakaputanga (the Declaration) and Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi
    • Understand the wording of the Declaration of Independence and Te Tiriti o Waitangi
    • Identify legislative violations that breached Te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi
    • Understand the role of the Waitangi Tribunal and the Treaty settlement process
    • Assess the relevance of Te Tiriti and the Treaty in a contemporary and future Aotearoa New Zealand Treaty Settlement process
    • Apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi in health and nursing practise
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Assessment is important to help you and the lecturer understand how you are grappling with the knowledge shared, course material and to track how you are understanding and using the key ideas of the course. The assignments help consolidate your understandings by focussing your thinking and writing into a specific area of thinking. Take assignments seriously and do the background preparation well ahead of the due date of an assignment. The habit of handing in an assignment on time is the most important habit to acquire at this stage. The second most important habit is to demonstrate that you have prepared for the assignment. You do this by attending lectures and attending workshops where ideas are explored further. Reviewing Panopto recordings also help in addition to reading the relevant materials and showing that you have thought independently about the topic you are writing about or discussing. The third most important habit is to reference your work, the authors you have read, the people and resources that have helped you form your ideas, using the APA style that the Faculty recommends. These habits help ensure the integrity of your work and doing this should prevent any risk of plagiarising the work of others.

There are 4 assessment items for this paper. There are no compulsory components in this paper. However, to gain maximum understanding of content and to pass this paper successfully it is essential that you attend all lectures and workshops and submit all assignments.

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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. Assessment One: Reflection on our past journeys and values 750 words
25 Mar 2022
11:30 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assessment Two: Significant cultural symbols for the Kingitanga
22 Apr 2022
11:30 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Assessment Three: Essay
20 May 2022
11:30 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Assessment Four: Scenario analysis
17 Jun 2022
11:30 PM
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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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Students will be directed to any required readings and a Reading List will be available online through the Library website. All required readings will also be posted in Moodle. Other readings are recommended and will be identified from time to time. Note that some of the readings below under 'Recommended Readings' will also be in the Readings list and a link provided via Moodle.
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Recommended Readings

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Barlow, C. (1994): Tikanga whakaaro: Key concepts in Māori culture. Auckland, N.Z: Oxford University Press.

Consedine, R., & J. (2001). Healing our history: The challenge of the Treaty of Waitangi. Auckland: Penguin.

Ka’ai, T. M., & Moorfield, J. C., & Reilly, M. P. J., & Mosley, S. (Eds.). (2010). Ki te Whaiao: An Introduction to Māori Culture and Society. Auckland, New Zealand: Pearson Education (Original work published 2004).

Keenan, D. (ed.). (2012). Huia Histories of Māori Ngā Tāhuhu Kōrero, Huia Publishers: Wellington; pp. 229-256

King, M. (ed.). (1992) Te ao hurihuri: Aspects of Maoritanga. Auckland: Reed.

King, M. (1982). Te Puea Herangi: Princess of the Maori. Auckland, N.Z: Hodder and Stoughton

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

Metge, J. (2001). Talking together = Kōrero tahi. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland University Press with Te Matahauariki Institute.

Mutu, M. (2010). Weeping Waters: the Treaty of Waitangi and constitutional change. In Ka’ai, T. M., & Moorfield, J. C., & Reilly, M. P. J., & Mosley, S. (Eds.). (2010). Ki te Whaiao: An Introduction to Māori Culture and Society. Auckland, New Zealand: Pearson Education (Original work published 2004).Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand: Huia Publishers.

Orange, C. (2011). The Treaty of Waitangi. Wellington: Bridget Williams Books Ltd.

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

Taonui, R. (2010). Māori urban protest movements. In Keenan, D. Huia Histories of Māori: Ngā tāhūhū kōrero, Huia Publishers: Wellington, pp. 229-256.

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

Walker, R. (2004). Ka whawhai tonu matou:Struggle without end: Auckland, N.Z: Penguin.

Williams, J. (2014) ‘Papa-tūā-nuku – Attitudes to land’. In T. Ka’ai., J. Moorfield., M. Reilly., & S. Mosley. (2004). Ki te whaiao : An introduction to Māori culture and society. Auckland, N.Z.: Pearson Longman, pp. 50-60.

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Other Resources

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From time to time, other resources will be posted in Moodle for students learning.

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Online Support

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This paper is also supported by Panopto. Panopto - Course Cast is a tool which allows users to record audio, video, PowerPoint and what is happening on the user’s computer screen or in class. Panopto recordings can be accessed by visiting

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This paper is worth 15 points; therefore you can expect to spend at least 36 hours face to face with 114 hours in self directed learning including researching, reading and writing. Also never deny yourself thinking time.
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