NGĀ HUNGA HOHOURONGO Reconciliation in Aotearoa New Zealand

COURSE DETAILS

2024 | Semester 2 | Block Course | Henderson Campus | Distance Learning
Brad Haami & Dr Sam Carpenter
12-14 Aug & 2-4 Sept | 9:30am-4:30pm


FEE OPTIONS
$200 + Student Services Fee (Interest Only)
$500 + Student Services Fees, for a group of any size (Interest Only)
$840.75 + Student Services Fee (For Credit) (Level 5, 15 Credits)


UNCOVER THE PROFOUND JOURNEY OF MĀORI RESPONSES TO THE INTRODUCTION OF TE RONGOPAI - THE GOSPEL, INTO MĀORI SOCIETY.

Witness the fascinating clash of traditions as the Gospel and Christian scripture intersected with the sacred law of tapu, utu (rebalancing) and warfare. This course offers a captivating overview of ‘peace-oriented Christianity’ and its transformative impact on Māori society. We also explore what this history of interaction means now, in the context of colonial injustice, where we are seeking ways as Māori, Pākehā and tangata tiriti (those here by right of the treaty) to find enduring ways of living in peace together in this land.

Join us on this illuminating journey as we explore the dynamic interplay between Christianity, the Māori world, and colonialism, and ask what it means to be truly reconciled despite our differences and challenging histories.

TOPICS COVERED

  • Peace-making in traditional Māori society
  • The Evangelical missionaries peace-orientated Christianity
  • Missionary and Māori peacemakers and narratives, 19th Century
  • Narratives of peace-making in 20th and 21st Century Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Treaty settlements and other historical justice issues, including global contexts
  • Māori tikanga and peace-making today


SPEAKER DETAILS

Bradford Haami (Ngāti Awa) is Laidlaw College's Pou Amorangi, Māori Director. He is a lecturer in biculturalism and holds a Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Theology. Brad is an accomplished Māori author, journalist and lecturer with
added experience in film and television media. He has produced exploratory works on mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge), Māori history and more recently Māori biography. He has also written for critically acclaimed television productions and has acted as a consultant to numerous local and international drama, documentary and feature films. His services were crucial to the making of the acclaimed TV thriller series Mataku, the cinema film Tracker and the Māori film Mahana. He has also consulted as a Māori knowledge expert for churches, organisations and museums.

Dr Samuel Carpenter (Ngāti Pākehā/Ngāi Te Tiriti) is an historian specialising in the political and religious world of the British Empire, especially the history and reception of Te Rongopai in Aotearoa. He has worked as a historian and consultant for the Waitangi Tribunal, the Crown Law Office, and Te Arawhiti (Office for Māori Crown Relations). He is an accomplished writer, public speaker, and founder of Karuwhā Trust.