Te Ropu Whakamana i Te Tiriti - Waitangi Tribunal

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Te Ropu Whakamana i Te Tiriti - Waitangi Tribunal

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    History, Indigenous Studies, Pacific Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    EDUC 251 or SOWK 236 or 18 200-level HIST, LAWS, MAOR or POLS points

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Case studies of M?ori interactions with the Waitangi Tribunal at wh?nau , hap? , and iwi (family, clan, tribe) levels to understand M?ori society, economics, and politics.
    This course is designed to focus specifically on the interaction by M?ori with the Waitangi Tribunal. It is also designed for students to understand specifically M?ori micro-politics, micro-economics and micro-society. It is based on a case-study method where students will examine and scrutinise how specific wh?nau, hap? and iwi and other M?ori groups have had to deal with taking their grievances to the Waitangi Tribunal. There will also be a brief examination of how particular hap? and iwi have had to cope with the challenges that have come with the settlement of their claims.

    Learning Outcomes
    At the completion of this course students will be able to:
    -Understand and appreciate M?ori experiences of the Waitangi Tribunal
    -Have a deeper understanding of the political, economic and social effects of the Treaty breaches on specific wh?nau, hap? and iwi
    -Feel confident in delivering a seminar relating to M?ori experiences with the Tribunal
    -Utilise and understand the possibilities for and limitations of working with Waitangi Tribunal -Reports as a source of information for specific wh?nau, hap? and iwi
    -Understand government and judicial systems relating to M?ori and their grievances with the Waitangi Tribunal

    Some Primary Sources
    Reports of the Waitangi Tribunal (online)
    Research Reports of the Waitangi Tribunal (online)

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