Mahi Tahi ki Pōneke invites Māori and indigenous students of Anthropology to join a collaborative installation responding to Whaea Lily George’s call to ‘stir up the silences’ (2017) surrounding Māori and Anthropology, and decolonisation. The installation, made by Māori and indigenous students of anthropology, will be showcased at the ASAA/NZ conference on 6-7 December 2018.
Stirring Up Silence: Mahi Tahi is an interactive presentation that will be held at the ASAA/NZ Conference on 6-7 December 2018. This is open to all who wish to engage with Māori student perspectives and experiences of anthropology. It will centre Māori student voices and hopes to generate a broad conversation within anthropology in Aotearoa.
The Mahi Tahi steering committee recently sent an open letter to the journal HAU’s board of Trustees. Here is our response to the reply we received from HAU.
Recent concerns about HAU provide us all with an opportunity to reflect upon some deeper issues regarding our discipline’s engagement with indigenous perspectives and voices.
This instalment of our new series, Graduate Stories, features Honours student Jade Gifford, whose work provided the foundation for Mahi Tahi. In this series we showcase some of the outstanding graduate researchers working in various anthropology departments, or on anthropological topics, around Aotearoa New Zealand.
ASAA/NZ is delighted to announce the launch of Mahi Tahi: Māori and Anthropology in Aotearoa New Zealand, a new open-access initiative.