Tiakina te Pā Harakeke: Ancestral Knowledge and Tamariki Wellbeing

Book Authors  Jenny Lee-Morgan and Leonie Pihama
Rights Available World excl. NZ

Tiakina Te Pā Harakeke: Ancestral Knowledge and Tamariki Wellbeing discusses the values and successful practices of Māori childrearing that have been maintained and encouraged within many whānau, hapū and iwi for generations.

This book is a collaboration of knowledge and insight from a wide range of Māori researchers from all over Aotearoa and across multiple disciplines. The authors explore childrearing approaches and models grounded in kaupapa Māori and Māori knowledge that encourage wellbeing outcomes for children and incorporate ancestral knowledge into practices for the contemporary world.

Tiakina Te Pā Harakeke: Ancestral Knowledge and Tamariki Wellbeing has contributions from Donna Campbell, Naomi Simmonds, Waikaremoana Waitoki, Ngaropi Cameron-Raumati, Hineitimoana Greensill, Hōri Manuirirangi, Glenis Philip-Barbara, Hiria Barbara, Marjorie Beverland, Erana Hond-Flavell, Aroaro Tamati, Will Edwards, Ruakere Hond, Gareth J. Treharne, Reremoana Theodore, Richie Poulton, Mihi Ratima, Teah Carlson, Tanya White, David Tipene-Leach, Sally Abel, Paula Toko King, Donna Cormack, Mark Kōpua and Andre McLachlan.

About the Authors

Dr Jenny Lee-Morgan (Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Te Ahiwaru) is Professor of Māori Research and founding Director of Ngā Wai a Te Tūī, Māori and Indigenous Research Centre, at Unitec. She was Head of School of Māori Education, University of Auckland, and Deputy Director of Te Kotahi Research Institute, University of Waikato. In 2016, she received Te Tohu Pae Tawhiti Award (NZARE) for her high-quality research and significant contribution to Māori education. As a teacher, author and researcher, she has worked in and published ground-breaking research in the area of education.

Dr Leonie Pihama (Te Ātiawa, Ngā Māhanga ā Tairi, Waikato) is Professor of Māori and Indigenous Research at Ngā Wai ā Te Tūī, Māori and Indigenous Research Centre, Te Whare Wānanga o Wairaka, Unitec, and Director of Māori and Indigenous Analysis Limited, and is a leading kaupapa Māori educator and researcher. In 2015, she was awarded Te Tohu Pae Tāwhiti Award (NZARE) for excellence in Māori educational research and as Director of Te Kotahi Research Institute accepted Te Tohu Rapuora Award (HRC) for significant contribution to Māori health excellence and leadership.


Huia Publishers


185 x 240 mm


Non Fiction

General Non Fiction / Social Issues/Academic

Publication Date
November 2022

Rights Available:
World excl. NZ

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