Papakupu – Glossary of Terms

Indigenous

Indigenous as defined by the International Labour Organisation, 1989 “Tribal peoples in dependent countries whose social, cultural and economic conditions distinguish them from other sections of the national community, and whose status is regarded wholly or partially by their own customs or traditions or by special laws or regulations” (Cajete, 2008, p. 499).

 

Kaupapa

Purpose, reason, guideline, collective vision, philosophy.

 

Kawa

Protocol.

 

Mana

Prestige, honour, respect, esteem, authority.

 

LGBTI

For the purposes of this research, refers to a person included in the marginalised group whose sexuality and/or gender identity is not considered “normal” e.g., Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans or Intersex (Dilley, 2010, pp.457-458).

 

Queer

For the purposes of this research, refers to a person included in the marginalised group whose sexuality and/or gender identity is not considered “normal” e.g., Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans or Intersex (Dilley, 2010, pp.457-458).

 

Takatāpui

Term used by some Māori to describe the sexual and cultural components of their identity in preference to western understandings of sexuality such as gay or lesbian (Aspin, 2011, p. 118). There are other terms.

 

Tikanga

Doing things the right way for Māori; considers ethics.

 

Whānau

Family, group.

 

Well-being

The equilibrium individuals maintain of their physical, social and psychological state when faced with physical, social and psychological challenges (Dodge, R., Daly, A., Huyton, J. and Sanders, L., 2012).

 

References

Aspin. C. (2011). Takatapui identity in the Maori community. In Driskill, Q., Finley, C., Gilley, B. J., & S. L. Morgensen (Eds)., Queer indigenous studies: Critical interventions in theory, politics, and literature (pp. 113-122). Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Bishop, R., & Glynn, T. (1999). Culture counts: Changing power relations in education. Palmerston North, N.Z.: Dunmore Press.

Cajete, G. (2008). Seven orientations for the development of indigenous education. In Denzin, N., Lincoln, Y., & L. Smith (Eds)., Handbook of critical and indigenous methodologies (pp. 471 - 486). Los Angeles: Sage.

Dilley, P. (1999). Queer theory: under construction. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 12(5), 457-472.

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Dodge, R., Daly, A., Huyton, J., & Sanders, L. (2012). The challenge of defining wellbeing. International Journal of Wellbeing, 2(3), 222-235. 

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Gossage, P. (1984). How Maui found the secret of fire: Te kiteanga o te kaapura. Auckland: Lansdowne Rigby. Artwork by Peter Rigby