Programme for MASS Conference 2016 - Nui te Kōrero: Rewriting national narratives

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 to Friday, November 11, 2016

9 November 2016

9.30am-10.15am     Pōwhiri & welcome/housekeeping

10.15am-10.45am   Morning tea & registration

10.45am-12pm        Keynote 1: Dr Aroha Harris (University of Auckland)

Mapping and un-mapping Tuki and Cook (or who framed New Zealand history?)

12.00pm-12.30pm  Discussion group meeting #1

12.30pm-1.15pm    Lunch

1.15pm-2.45pm       Presentations Session #1    

·      1.15-1.45pm Māori elite athlete pūrākau: Hybridised identities and the coach interface (Bevan Erueti)

·      1.45-2.15pm ‘Urban Māori’ – exploring the making of a narrative and its future (Keriata Stuart, Becky Kiddle & Libby Grant)

·      2.15-2.45pm Rewriting the national environmental narrative: From development to sustainability and kaitiakitanga (Margaret Forster)

·      1.15-1.45pm Te Ara Whanaunga: Relations on the ground at Waitangi Tribunal hearings (Te Kawehau Hoskins)

·      1.45-2.15pm Phenomenology and Māori ontology: Reframing the narrative of the culturally inept mainstream teacher (Timu Niwa)

·       2.15-2.45pm “E hoki ki tō Māoritanga”: A national resistance hui at Te Kuiti, 1911 (Paul Meredith)

2.45pm-3.15pm       Discussion group meeting #2

3.15pm-3.45pm       Afternoon tea

3.45pm-5.30pm       Workshop Presentations Session #2         

·      # 1: A wairua approach to research (Helen Moewaka Barnes, Angela Moewaka Barnes, Emerald Muriwai, Te Raina Gunn & Jade Le Grice)

·      # 2: Examining the disciplines of Māui: An open dialogue on the purpose and future of Māori Studies (Sasha McMeeking & Phil Borell)


10 November 2016

9.00am-9.15am       Welcome to Day 2 of conference & registration               

9.15am-10.15am     Presentations Session #3  

·      9.15-9.45am Moving the Treaty: Shifting the kōrero (Peter Adds)

·      9.45-10.15am A critical guide to Māori and Pākehā histories (Tamsin Hanly)

·      9.15-9.45am Multiplicity and diversity: Māori political participation (Joanne Waitoa)

·      9.45-10.15am Frameworks for engagement between indigenous and local government bodies: The ‘third way’ approach in advancing Māori aspirations (Moana Rarere)

·      9.15-9.45am Indigenous peoples and the mystification of restorative justice  (Juan Tauri & Paora Moyle)

·      9.45-10.15am Indigenous criminology and rethinking national crime narratives (Robert Webb)

10.15am-10.45am   Morning tea

10.45am-12pm        Keynote 2: Professor John Maynard (University of Newcastle)

Yuraki – long ago, since, past, history

12.00pm-12.30pm Discussion group meeting #3

12.30pm-1.15pm    Lunch

1.15pm-2.45pm       Panel Presentations Session #4

·      Panel 1: 'If you did not hear, I will rise again': Te reo waiata a ngā herehere (Arini Loader & Mike Ross) and Kia tika te tūāpapa: The (re) education of history in Aotearoa New Zealand (Awanui Te Huia)

·      Panel 2: Ngā kaupapa a Māui: Trends, technologies, and theories of change (Jessica Maclean, Madi Williams, Al Williams & Moki Tamati-Elliffe)

2.45pm-3.15pm       Afternoon tea

3.15pm-4.45pm       Presentations Session #5

·      3.15-3.45pm Expressions of whānau in Te Kupenga, the Māori Social Survey (Tahu Kukutai & Andrew Sporle)

·      3.45-4.15pm Whānau kopepe: A positive narrative about early childbearing for Māori (Felicity Ware, Mary Breheny & Margaret Forster)

·      4.15-4.45pm Our marae are our principal homes; our homes are our principal marae (Paula-Maree McKenzie)

·      3.15-3.45pm Māori as the 'junior partner' (Liana MacDonald)

·      3.45-4.15pm “Oh, I already know how to do all that stuff….”: Investigating low student attendance in Māori studies lectures (Meegan Hall)

·      4.15-4.45pm You’re giving me a headache: A critique of far-right thought on Indigenous issues in Aotearoa New Zealand (Hemopereki Hōani Simon)

7.00pm-late              Conference dinner    Dockside Restaurant

11 November 2016

9.00am-9.30am       MASS AGM

9.30am-10.45am     Keynote 3: Dr Jo Smith (Victoria University of Wellington)

Understanding Māori Television’s contribution to narratives of nationhood

10.45am-11am        Morning tea

11am-12pm              Presentations Session #6

·      11-11.30am Challenging the notion of data-as-gift from a Kaupapa Māori perspective (Kiri West-McGruer)      

·      11.30am-12pm Narratives of Māori reproductive decision making and resistance to colonial revisions (Jade Le Grice)

·      11-11.30am Privilege and denial of the nation’s foundation (Emerald Muriwai)

·      11.30am-12pm The role of ritual and myth in the development of crime control policy in New Zealand (Juan Tauri)

12.00pm-12.30pm  Discussion group meeting #4

12.30pm-2pm          Lunch & Poroporoaki

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