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Preventive & Social Medicine: Kaupapa Māori Research

Finding Kaupapa Māori research resources

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Growing kaupapa Māori research capabilities and confidence through whanaungatanga as research mentorship / Hinekura Smith, Aotea Frandi, Danielle Squire, Irene Farnham, Eruera Morgan, Dan Keepa, Piripi Morunga. Auckland: Epress, Unitec, Te Pūkenga, 2022.

The Ngā Wai a Te Tūī – Hiringa Hauora Summer Research Mentorship is a kaupapa Māori collaboration to increase hauora Māori (Māori wellbeing) research capacity. The idea of research internships is not new, nor is a focus on hauora Māori. What is distinctive about this summer mentorship is its kaupapa Māori approach to support a diverse range of Māori into research that is by Māori, for Māori, and holds Māori values, beliefs and aspirations at its centre. Holding fast to our ways of being throughout the programme has produced a set of learnings and experiences amongst six ‘interns’ that we suggest offers a useful example of how to grow kaupapa Māori research in the hauora space, and beyond. Like many great Māori ideas, this mentorship programme was enabled through whanaungatanga (relationships) – in this case an email from one colleague to another that went something like, “Hey mete I have an idea I want to run past you.” A senior researcher at Te Hiringa Hauora, an evidence-based health-promotions organisation, approached her colleague, co-author Hinekura Smith, a senior lecturer and researcher at Unitec’s Ngā Wai a Te Tūī Māori and Indigenous Research Centre, with a funding opportunity to develop and facilitate a summer internship programme.

Decolonizing methodologies: Research and indigenous peoples. 3rd ed. Linda Tuhiwai Smith. London: Zed, 2021.

This essential volume explores intersections of imperialism and research - specifically, the ways in which imperialism is embedded in disciplines of knowledge and tradition as 'regimes of truth.

Available: Ebook and in print at

Central Library Maori Resources Collection GN345 .SM66 2021

Central Library Books GN345 .SM66 2021

Health Sciences Books GN 345 S654 2021

Robertson Library Books (Polytech) 305.80072 SMI 2021

Indigenous data sovereignty and policy, edited by Maggie Walter, Tahu Kukutai, Stephanie Russo Carroll and Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear. London: Routledge, 2021.

This book examines how Indigenous Peoples around the world are demanding greater data sovereignty, and challenging the ways in which governments have historically used Indigenous data to develop policies and programs.

Available: Ebook and in print at

Central Library Books GN380 .I3456 2021

Indigenous research ethics: Claiming research sovereignty beyond deficit and the colonial legacy, edited by Lily George, Juan Tauri and Lindsey Te Ata O Tu Macdonald. Bingley, England: Emerald Publishing, 2020.

It's important that research with indigenous peoples is ethically and methodologically relevant. This volume looks at challenges involved in this research and offers best practice guidelines to research communities, exploring how adherence to ethical research principles acknowledges and maintains the integrity of indigenous people and knowledge.
This book includes indigenous data, data governance & data sovereignty.

Available: Ebook

Ngā ripo = Journeys of change: a kaupapa Māori research study on the training and development for caregiving whānau pilot programmes. Wellington: Oranga Tamariki Ministry for Children, 2020.

The Training and Development for Caregiving Whānau (TDCW) pilot programmes are an initiative that sits within the Caregiver Recruitment and Support (CGRS) project; a multi-year transformation journey which aims to increase the stability and quality of care for tamariki and young people whoare unable to live with their birth parents.

By Teah Carlson, Helen Moewaka Barnes, Angela Moewaka Barnes, Tim McCreanor, & Sara Tepaeru Minster.


Indigenous pathways into social research: Voices of a new generation. Edited by Donna M. Mertens, Fiona Cram, & Bagele Chilisa. Walnut Creek, California: Left Coast Press, 2013.

Available: Ebook and in print at

Central Library Books GN380 .I5289 2013

Health Sciences Library Books GN380 .IN39 2013

Robertson Library Books (Polytech) 300.72 MER 2013

Critical Conversations in Kaupapa Māori, edited by Te Kawehau Hoskins and Alison Jones. Wellington: Huia Publishers, 2017.

Kaupapa Māori theory and methodology developed over twenty years ago and have since become influential in social research, practice and policy areas. This collection furthers knowledge about kaupapa Māori by examining its effects over the decades, identifying and discussing its conventions and boundaries and reflecting on kaupapa Māori in social and educational research and practice.

Available: Ebook and in print at:

Central Library Books, or Hocken Library [Use in Library] DU449 .H675 2017

Robertson Library Books (Polytech), or Invercargill Campus Library 001.408999442 CRI 2017

Wellington Medical Library Books  DU 449 H826 2017