Te Kotahi Research Institute
Ko wai mātou
Who we are
‘Koi te mata punenga, maiangi te mata pūihoiho’
Our vision is to be a world recognised Kaupapa Māori Institute that contributes to Māori and Indigenous aspirations through transformative research excellence. Te Kotahi promotes and encourages the connection between scholars across disciplines to undertake research. Read More
Te Kotahi Research Institute develops research workshops and a suite of programmes that support iwi, Māori, Indigenous nations, communities, organisations, and research teams to engage and focus on building key research skills related to Māori and Indigenous research methodologies and practice. Read More
Ngā Kare-a-roto: Decolonising Emotions’ explores Māori and Indigenous understandings and expressions of emotions. There are unique ways of ‘feeling’ within Indigenous worldviews that can serve to decolonise current understandings of emotions and emotional wellbeing. It is clear that emotions are culturally framed and informed through collective knowledge and practices. The symposium will engage Maori, Kwagiulth First Nation and Choctaw cultural knowledges related to emotions and wellbeing. A critical part of the wider project, that this symposium informs, is the decolonisation of colonial beliefs systems that currently dominate how emotions are defined and determined in relation to Indigenous Peoples.
Putting Maori communities and kaupapa at the centre of their research has won Waikato University’s Te Kotahi Research Institute this year’s New Zealand Research in Education group award.