Ta Te Maori Whakahaere Rauemi/ Maori Resource Management

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Ta Te Maori Whakahaere Rauemi/ Maori Resource Management

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Studies, Environmental Sustainability, Indigenous Studies, Pacific Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MAOR 123, 20 pts from (MAOR 101, 102, 111, 112)

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course starts by looking at Maori ownership and mana over environmental resources and some of the challenges presented by the Crown to that mana. It moves to examine the current laws which govern Maori land and resources such as the Resource Management Act and the Local Government Act. The course then explores how iwi are balancing economic development and environmental concerns in the development of specific resources such as oil, freshwater and fisheries and how this is unique in a post- settlement context. It also looks to the international context and asks what Maori resource management has in common with the management practices of other indigenous peoples.

    Learning Objectives
    Students who pass this course will be able to:
    1 explain at least two legislative documents relating to the use or control of M?ori resources
    2 explain six M?ori concepts relating to the environment
    3 contrast competing definitions of resource management, and
    4 analyse the role that M?ori have played in the retention and return or development of M?ori resources.

    Presentation- 15%
    Essay 1- 30%
    Essay 2- 30%
    In-class test- 25%

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