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Kainga : people, land, belonging

documentary heritage
  • Other Name

    BWB texts (Series)

  • Description

    "Through his own experience and the stories of his tipuna, Paul Tapsell (Te Arawa, Tainui) charts the impact of colonisation on his people. Alienation from kainga and whenua becomes a wider story of environmental degradation and system collapse. This book is an impassioned plea to step back from the edge. It is now up to the Crown, Tapsell writes, to accept the need for radical change.

    The ecological costs of colonisation are clear, and yet those same extractive and exploitative models remain foundational today. Only a complete step-change, one that embraces kainga, can transform our lands and waterways, and potentially become a source of inspiration to the world"--Publisher information

  • Place
  • Other Id

    GE320.N45 TAP (Library of Congress Call Number)

    92725 (Cat ID)

    92496 (Presto content ID)

  • Department

Images and documents


  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    Kainga : people, land, belonging
  • Other Name

    BWB texts (Series)

  • Primary Maker
  • Contributor/Publisher
    Bridget Williams Books
  • Place
  • Date
  • Physical Description

    199 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm

  • Language
    Te Reo Māori
  • Level of Current Record
    Bib record
  • Member Object

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  • Subject Category
  • Content
    Introduction: Kainga, people, land, belonging -- 1. He tohu: tipping point -- 2. Maori: being normal -- 3. Takarangi: out of balance -- 4. Amnesia: colonisation by numbers -- 5. Assimilate: kainga to wages to welfare -- 6. Equity: quantum of belonging -- 7. Iwification: silenced by democracy -- 8. Reconnect: adapt, innovate or perish -- 9. Equality: no JV without Article II -- Afterword: One planet: lest we forget
  • Public Access Text

    [Keywords: Colonization--Environmental aspects--New Zealand; Colonization--Social aspects--New Zealand]

    Includes bibliographical references

  • Collection Type
    Reading Room
  • Last Update
    19 Dec 2023

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