15 septembre 2019

Bungled NZ census highlights need for multiple voting options to raise Māori participation

The ConversationNew Zealand’s government statistician resigned last week, following the release of an independent review of the 2018 census.
The census was the first to be carried out online, but its 83% response rate fell short of the 94% target and was 9% lower than the previous census. Māori responses dropped 20% on the previous census. More...

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Land occupation at Ihumātao: why the New Zealand government needs to act cautiously but quickly

The ConversationWhen TJ Perenara took the field for the All Blacks against Australia, in the critical final match of the Bledisloe Cup series last month, he wore a band around his wrist with the word Ihumātao. Perenara is one of a growing number of people drawn to support the protest against a housing development of the Ōtuataua Stonefields on the Manukau Harbour, near Auckland’s international airport. More...

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The road to reconciliation starts with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The ConversationWhen the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada concluded its work almost four years ago, it provided a road map for Canadians to follow. That road map, the 94 Calls to Action, aims to “revitalize the relationship between Aboriginal Peoples and Canadian society” after more than 100 years of the traumatic and systemic removal of Indigenous children from their families. More...

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07 septembre 2019

Māori and Pasifika scholars remain severely under-represented in New Zealand universities

The ConversationThe number of Māori and Pasifika students attending New Zealand universities has been increasing steadily, with 75,625 Māori and 32,465 Pasifika enrolled in 2018.
But for many of these students, they will not be taught by Māori or Pasifika throughout their degree. And depending on their discipline, they may not get to work with a Māori or Pasifika advisor during their postgraduate years either. This not only affects Māori and Pasifika but also reinforces to all of New Zealand that “experts” are not Māori and Pasifika but most likely Pākehā (New Zealanders of European descent). More...

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What does ‘We are all treaty people’ mean, and who speaks for Indigenous students on campus?

The ConversationWhile there has been a recent growing awareness of Indigenous cultures at Canadian universities, racism, violence and dismissal still dominate conversations on campus. More...

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31 août 2019

Preserving A&TSI sign language (Advocate 26 02)

2019 is the UN’s International Year for Indigenous Languages and, as we saw in the previous edition of Advocate, some are choosing to highlight the importance of language preservation on campus. More...

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27 août 2019

Journées des peuples autochtones du 9 au 11 août 2019 en Guyane

Alternatives EconomiquesSur le blog de Michel Abhervé pour Alternatives économiquesLes neuvièmes Journées des peuples autochtones, organisées par la Collectivité Territoriale de Guyane, débuteront le 9 août, déclaré « Journée internationale des Peuples Autochtones » par les Nations Unies  et se clôtureront le 11sur la place des Palmistes à Cayenne. Plus...

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25 août 2019

Why indigenous knowledge has a place in the school science curriculum

The ConversationIs indigenous knowledge important in education? Can it be discussed in the formal science curriculum?
I posed this question to university foundation students for a research project into place-based science learning. The group of about 18 isiZulu-speaking students told me one after the other that their “local knowledge” was irrelevant. No, they weren’t interested in traditional ways of knowing. Their grandparents may have had “indigenous knowledge”, but this wasn’t for them. More...

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Indigenous art centres that sustain remote communities are at risk. The VET sector can help

The ConversationAmong the many touching gifts following the March 2019 shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, were two paintings by artists from South Australia’s remote Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. More...

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How a robot called Pink helped teach school children an Aboriginal language

The ConversationThe principal engaged the only fluent speaker of Narungga to work with the school’s teachers and students. The aim was to engage the school’s Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students in learning about both innovative technologies and Narungga culture. More...

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