Title: The Survival Of Māori As A People
Author: Ahoangi Whatarangi Winiata (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Toa Rangatira)
Editor: Daphne Luke (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rongomaiwahine)
Publisher: Huia (NZ) Ltd. Wellington
Description: A collection of 25 papers by Emeritus Professor Whatarangi Winiata
This collection brings together over forty years of thought and comment by Dr Whatarangi Winiata on Māori spirituality, social development, education and political affairs. Each chapter discusses the importance and impact of Māori management of Māori matters and the on-going pursuit of tino rangatiratanga in all areas of life.
The chapters have been curated by Dr Winiata and Daphne Luke around themes, and each includes a section that reflects on development since the paper was originally written.
Dr Winiata has worked to achieve Māori development, wellbeing and attainment of aspirations over decades. He drove the iwi development programme Whakatupuranga Rua Mano that led to the formation of the country’s first contemporary wānanga, Te Wānanga o Raukawa. He was key in restructuring the inner workings of Te Hāhi Mihingare. In the 1980s, he galvanised the New Zealand Māori Council to bring the Crown to account over fisheries, forestry, te reo Māori and broadcasting, and in the new millennium, he co-founded the Māori Party with Dame Tariana Turia and Sir Pita Sharples.
Together, these papers provide an analysis of recent Māori experience, Māori pursuit of self-determination and history of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Materials: Soft cover