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This course enables you to discuss the history of, the process and impact of colonisation in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the context in which Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi was signed.
You will be able to recognise the unique place of Māori as Tangata Whenua, the fundamental nature of the bicultural relationship between Tangata Whenua and Tauiwi, and the implications of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi and subsequent principles for working in the library and information management sectors.
The course will also introduce beginner level te reo Māori, and the range of protocols (ngā tikanga me ngā kawa) to ensure respectful participation on marae and in other Māori cultural spaces of significance.
You will explore Māori perspectives on knowledge, ownership of information, and practices around the access and use of Māori information resources, and will learn about some key Māori information sources and information organisation tools, and about how specialist Māori services are delivered in information contexts.
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.
As part of assignment one for LIS504, students are required to complete one of these tasks:
1. Attend a noho marae (marae stay)
2. Complete an alternative learning activity
Both options involve a Mihimihi/Pepeha.
A Noho marae gives students the opportunity to build the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a bicultural context. Students will learn more about the unique place of Māori as Tangata Whenua, as well as Māori perspectives on knowledge, ownership and use of information and an awareness of key protocols (ngā tikanga me ngā kawa) on marae and other cultural spaces.
The Noho marae occurs midway through the LIS504 course, and extends over three nights and two and a half days.
Trimester 1: Week 5: Monday 26 - Wednesday 28 March (Note: Easter is 30 March – 2 April)
Trimester 3: Week 5: Tuesday 27th to Thursday 29th November
We strongly recommend that students attend the noho marae. For those unable to attend, an alternative will be available within your region where a Māori practitioner will assess and work through aspects of the tikanga with each student.
The first noho marae will be held in Wellington at the Waiwhetū marae.
This course is 100% internally assessed