The Survival of Māori as a People
- About the Book
This collection brings together over forty years of thought and comment by Dr Whatarangi Winiata on Māori
spirituality, social development, education and political affairs. Each chapter discusses the importance and
impact of Māori management of Māori matters and the ongoing pursuit of tino rangatiratanga in all areas of life.
Dr Winiata has worked to achieve Māori development, wellbeing and attainment of aspirations over decades:
driving the iwi development programme Whakatupuranga Rua Mano that led to the foundation of the first
contemporary wānanga, Te Wānanga o Raukawa; being key in restructuring the working of Te Hāhi Mihingare;
galvanising the New Zealand Māori Council to hold the Crown accountable over fisheries, forestry, language
and broadcasting; and co-founding the Māori Party with Dame Tariana Turia and Sir Pita Sharples. These
papers, curated by Dr Winiata and Daphne Luke, provide an analysis of recent Māori experience, pursuit of self-determination and history of Aotearoa.
- About the Author(s)
Whatarangi Winiata, AuthorDr Whatarangi Winiata (Ngāti Raukawa) is Te Ahorangi o Ngā Purutanga Mauri at Te Wānanga o Raukawa in Ōtaki and was the founder of this wānanga, which was Aotearoa New Zealand’s first contemporary wānanga. He has contributed sixty years of advocacy on behalf of Māori people, including thirty years with Te Hāhi Mihingare, fifteen years with the New Zealand Māori Council and being the inaugural president of the Māori Party. Dr Winiata is a Waitangi Tribunal claimant, researcher, writer, lecturer and governor and has spent seventy years advancing the interests of Ngāti Pareraukawa and Ngāti Raukawa.
Daphne Luke, AuthorDaphne Luke (Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu) is a professional director and trustee, kaupapa Māori researcher and writer, and a Māori wellbeing and economic development practitioner. She is currently undertaking a PhD at Massey University investigating the contribution of kaupapa Māori frameworks to the survival of Māori as a people and monitoring and measuring wellbeing of Māori communities using He Ōranga Hapori model.