On Taumata Okioki this week, Tai Black and Wiremu Huta Martin discuss the origins of Maori research.
There were three parts to the discussion.
Part 1 – Research
Where does research come from and how did it emanate for Māori researchers? What parts do karakia and oral narratives play in research? Examples of rangahau using karakia tawhito and the three baskets of knowledge are provided. The karakia are connected back to the opening of the two whare opened recently – Apirana Turupa Ngata and Paki Pouwhare in Owhakato.
Part 2 – Oriori
The transmitting of knowledge to our tamariki through oriori and the example Taku Ripene Pai (by Kohinga Ponika) which was researched by Taiarahia Black in 1992.
Part 3 – Ka Hoki Tāua Ki Te Whare Huri Ai E
A publication edited by Taiarahia Black and Agnes McFarland that contains the local perspectives of 12 reo academics from Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi. Ka Hoki Tāua Ki Te Whare Huri Ai E is a finalist in the 2015 Book Awards.
All three parts are connected to the school of Indigenous Graduate Studies at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiarangi. Reo research methodology is the focus and the forum for the future.