Episode 5: Ethics and Indigenous and Traditional Knowledges

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Contents: Recognising that the performing arts in Aotearoa New Zealand are structured and understood through dominantly western paradigms in this podcast we look at what ways mātauranga Māori, Māori knowledge and ways of understanding the world, can and should be recognised and reflected. In addition we explore the complexities of working with multiple cultural paradigms and histories and the risk of furthering cultural imperialism through this. Subscribe on itunes

Who is speaking and when:

0:00:0 Introduction (Melissa Laing) | 0:01:50 Louise Tu’u | 0:0207 Murray Edmond | 0:03:00 Rose Martin | 0:06:32 Val Smith | 0:08:05 Tru Paraha | 0:08:29 Sean Curham | 0:09:49 Mark Jackson | 0:13:10 Alys Longley | 0:14:11 Moana Nepia | 0:14:47 Alexa Wilson | 0:16:04 Murray Edmond | 0:16:59 Alison East | 0:17:37 Sally Morgan | 0:21:21 Kalisolaite ‘Uhila | 0:21:58 Moana Nepia | 0:22:44 Kalisolaite ‘Uhila | 0:23:18 Moana Nepia | 0:23:51 Tru Paraha | 0:24:20 Val Smith | 0:26:50 Sally Barnett | 0:27:24 Moana Nepia | 0:28:11 Sally Barnett | 0:29:44 Moana Nepia | 0:31:58 Kalisolaite ‘Uhila | 0:33:23 Carol Brown | 0:39:33 Tru Paraha | 0:40:47 Louise Tu’u | 0:41:20 Craig Cooper | 0:43:31 Tru Paraha | 0:45:04 Stephen Bain | 0:46:53 Louise Tu’u | 0:49:35 Stephen Bain | 0:50:34 Craig Cooper | 0:51:55 Tru Paraha | 0:58:03 Craig Cooper | 0:58:13 Tru Paraha | 1:02:11 Stephen Bain | 1:03:16 Moana Nepia | 1:06:00 Tru Paraha | 1:06:31 Moana Nepia | 1:07:07 Sally Barnett | 1:09:50 Moana Nepia | 1:10:40 Tru Paraha | 1:11:13 Mark Jackson |  1:11:58 End

Glossary of Māori terms used.
All of the translations have been taken from Te Aka Māori-English, English-Māori Dictionary www.maoridictionary.co.nz and the words link to the extended definitions. Māori are the tangata whenua, the indigenous people of Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Kaupapa Māori – Māori ideology – a philosophical doctrine, incorporating the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values of Māori society.
Mātauranga Māori – education, knowledge, wisdom, understanding, skill.
Tapu
 – be sacred, prohibited, restricted, set apart, forbidden
Noa – be free from the extensions of tapu, ordinary, unrestricted.
Mana – prestige, authority, control, power, influence, status, spiritual power, charisma
Mana Whenua – Territorial rights, power from the land – power associated with possession and occupation of tribal land.
Tangata Whenua – local people, hosts, indigenous people of the land – people born of the whenua
Iwi – extended kinship group, tribe, nation, people, nationality, race
Karanga – formal call, ceremonial call – a ceremonial call of welcome to visitors onto a marae, or equivalent venue, at the start of a pōwhiri.
Pōwhiri – invitation, rituals of encounter, welcome ceremony on a marae, welcome
Wero – challenge
Kapa Haka – concert party, haka group, Māori cultural group, Māori performing group.
Tikanga – correct procedure, custom, habit, lore, method, manner, rule, way, code, meaning, plan, practice, convention.
Taonga – treasure, anything prized – applied to anything considered to be of value.
Taonga Puoro – musical instrument.
Toi Moko – art of tattooing
Moko – Māori tattooing designs on the face or body.
Taiaha – a long weapon of hard wood with one end carved and often decorated with dogs’ hair.
Hikoi – to step, stride, march, walk
Ngati Whatua – tribal group of the area from Kaipara to Tāmaki-makau-rau (the Auckland Isthmus)

Te Matatini – the national kapa haka competition http://www.tematatini.co.nz/

How to cite this podcast: University Without Conditions. 2014. Episode 5: Ethics and Indigenous and Traditional Knowledges, Performance Ethics Working Group. (podcast) 24 April. Available at: http://universitywithoutconditions.ac.nz/?page_id=576 [Accessed: Date].

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