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Conversations about indigenous rights : the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand
"Conversations About Indigenous Rights provides an assessment of how New Zealand is meeting its obligations under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous peoples, ten years on from its signing. It shows the strong alignment between the Treaty of Waitangi and the Declaration, and examines how the Declaration assists the interpretation and application of Treaty principles of partnership, protection and participation. Incldues chapters by Moana Jackson, Dame Naida Glavish, Sir Pita Sharples, Rawiri Taonui, Selwyn Katene, Sheryl Lightfoot, Steve Larkin, Anaru Erueti, Jessica Ngatai, Fleur Te Aho, Tracey Whare, Pushpa Wood and Jason Mika." (Adapted from publisher information)


Syndetics book coverIndigenous identity and resistance : researching the diversity of knowledge, edited by Brendan Hokowhitu ...
"Social scientists in New Zealand, Canada, and Samoa, most of them indigenous themselves, share their research findings regarding indigenous identity and resistance across the borders of the colonial nations where they work and live. Their topics include mixed ancestry or Metis, towards a model for indigenous research, indigenous political representation and comparative research, the fiction of post-colonial Pacific writers, and a genealogy of indigenous resistance. The 13 essays are from two colloquia, one in Otago, New Zealand in 2006 and the other in Edmonton, Canada in 2007." (Drawn from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverResistance : an indigenous response to neoliberalism / edited by Maria Bargh.
Contents : Maori development and neoliberalism / Maria Bargh -- Economic determinants of Māori health and disparities / Bridget Robson -- Cultures of collecting / Cherryl Smith -- A long wait for justice / Maui Solomon -- 'If I close my mouth I will die': writing, resisting, centring / Alice Te Punga Somerville -- Blunting the system: the personal is the political / Interview with Annette Sykes -- We are everywhere / Interview with Teanau Tuiono -- A small issue of sovereignty / Maria Bargh -- Maoori and the United Nations / Claire Charters -- Globalisation and the colonising state of mind / Moana Jackson

Syndetics book coverBeyond biculturalism : the politics of an indigenous minority, by/ Dominic O'Sullivan.
O'Sullivan argues that biculturalism inevitably makes Maori the junior partner in a colonial relationship that obstructs Maori aspirations to self-determination. The politics of indigeneity and self-determination are discussed as alternative political ideas for thinking about Maori relationships with the state. Against this background, and by drawing on Australian and Canadial comparisons, the book examines contemporary Maori political issues such as the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004, Maori parliamentary representation, the 'one law for all' ideology, settlements of Maori grievances against the Crown, and Maori economic development. (Huia website)



Syndetics book coverThe politics of indigeneity : challenging the state in Canada and Aotearoa New Zealand, by Roger Maaka and Augie Fleras.
"In recent years many groups perceived as indigenous have challenged the behaviors of their respective states, especially in terms of the constitutional structures created by settler societies. In response, some of those states are attempting to come to some means of restitution and/or correction. Maaka (native studies, U. of Saskatchewan) and Fleras (sociology, U. of Waterloo) examine the results of two such efforts, the Waitangi Tribunal settlements of New Zealand and the Canadian project to establish self-government for aboriginal peoples. They cover the events and trends that led to such efforts, including the rising perception by aboriginal people that they had lost sovereignty that they should regain, the development of partnerships that led to changes in policy, and the steps toward constructive engagement. (Syndetics summary)

Decolonizing methodologies : research and indigenous peoples / Linda Tuhiwai Smith.
"An analysis of traditional European social science research as part of the colonising of indigenous peoples, and of these people's responses to this colonisation. The author also investigates approaches to research which respect the wider concern of people reclaiming control over indigenous ways of knowing and being. In 10 chapters, 2 of them focused on Maori concerns. The author works at the University of Auckland." (Syndetics summary)



Syndetics book coverMaori property rights and the foreshore and seabed : the last frontier / edited by Claire Charters and Andrew Erueti.
Contents include : Foreshore and seabed in New Zealand law : a legal-historical introduction / Richard Boast -- Wi Parata is dead, long live Wi Parata / David V. Williams -- Pt. 3. Specific issues. -- The foreshore and seabed legislation: resource- and marine-management issues / Catherine Iorns Magallanes -- Fiduciary duties to Maori and the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004: how does it compare and what have Maori lost? / Claire Charters -- The recognition of indigenous peoples' rights to traditional lands: the evaluation of states by international treaty bodies / Andrew Erueti.

Syndetics book coverTaone tupu ora : indigenous knowledge and sustainable urban design / edited by Keriata Stuart & Michelle Thompson-Fawcett.



Syndetics book coverRecalling Aotearoa : indigenous politics and ethnic relations in New Zealand, by Augie Fleras and Paul Spoonley.
"Cultural and national identity have changed dramatically in New Zealand during the latter part of the twentieth century, with the emergence of policies on biculturalism, the development of new immigrant communities, and the increased focus on the Treaty of Waitangi and the settlement of treaty claims. Recalling Aotearoa examines why these changes have occurred, and considers the new directions for New Zealand as a nation." (Syndetics summary)


Sovereignty, law and self-determination

Syndetics book coverNga tini wheta : navigating Māori futures, by Mason Durie.
Contents include : 2. Indigenous resilience : from disease and disadvantage to the realisation of potential (2006) -- 3. Indigenous transformations in contemporary Aotearoa (2007) -- 4. Global transitions : implications for a regional social work agenda (2009) -- 5. Towards social cohesions : the indigenisation of higher education in New Zealand (2009) -- 6. Indigenous partnerships : the academy as a site for enduring relationships and the transmission of old and new knowledge (2009)

Syndetics book coverWaitangi and indigenous rights : revolution, law and legitimation, by F. M. (Jock) Brookfield ; foreword by the Hon. Justice David Baragwanath.
"Waitangi and Indigenous Rights is a major contribution to the urgent and essential debate surrounding the Treaty of Waitangi. Professor Brookfield takes a measured, thorough and principled approach to these important questions. His central theme is how a revolutionary taking of power by one people over another may be partly legitimated. Wrongs done to those who suffered the takeover must then be redressed with due allowance for new rights and interests that have developed from it.The first part of the book deals with role of law in actual or threatened revolution, but especially in the revolutionary expansions of Western imperialism. In the second part the focus narrows to the British Crown's seizure of power over Aotearoa New Zealand from 1840, the counter-revolutionary challenges of Maori over the years, the establishment of the separate New Zealand Crown, and the present problems of doing justice to Maori constitutional claims..." (Drawn from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverMaori and the State : Crown-Maori relations in New Zealand/Aotearoa, 1950-2000, by Richard S. Hill.
"This book is the companion volume to the author's State Authority, Indigenous Autonomy, which covered Crown-Maori relations in first half of twentieth-century New Zealand. ... The book analyses the ways in which Maori leaders and communities have utilised numerous opportunities to pursue rangatiratanga, including efforts to reappropriate the state institutions established to control them. In illuminating the interactions between Maori and state over a crucial half century, one in which the official pursuit of assimilation was superseded (under pressure from the Maori Renaissance) by bicultural policies, Maori and the State provides an essential background to Crown-Maori relation in New Zealand in the twenty-first century. Book jacket." (Drawn from Syndetics summary)


Narratives and literature

Syndetics book coverTelling stories : indigenous history and memory in Australia and New Zealand / edited by Bain Attwood and Fiona Magowan.

First Nations of the World ; General Indigenous Issues

Syndetics book coverIndigenous aspirations and rights : the case for responsible business and management / edited by Amy Klemm Verbos, Ella Henry and Ana Maria Peredo.
"This book illustrates three main aspects of business practices in relation to Indigenous peoples: learning from failure, unresolved issues and on-going challenges, and developing models for success. Edited by three leading voices in Indigenous rights research and practice, Indigenous Aspirations and Rights features contributions from around the globe. The work draws together policy implications for management and implications for Indigenous peoples, and examines how the PRME, the UN Global Compact, and the concept of socially responsible business can be expanded to encompass more positive outcomes for Indigenous peoples."(Syndetics summary)


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