Indigenous Studies: Mātauranga Māori

A selection of excellent Indigenous Studies resources to help you with your studies.

Mātauranga Māori

Find on this page, resources about Māori ways of knowing particularly in relation to research. 

"...mātauranga refers to Māori knowledge and all that underpins it, as well as Māori ways of knowing. Mātauranga is in our stories, our environments, our kawa [protocols] and our tikanga [values and practices]. (Broughton et al. 2015, p.37)

Pae tukutuku - Websites

Māori and research or rangahau
Examples of mātauranga Māori principles applied

Ngā atatata - Video

Tame Iti talks about the meaning of mana

Dr Tess Moeke-Maxwell from University of Auckland on kaupapa Māori research. [3 mins]

"Kaupapa Māori research is research about Māori, with Māori and for Māori" - Linda Tuhiwai Smith

Dr Mason Durie recounts a story of  his experience as a young doctor and a traditional Māori way of knowing.

Pukapuka - Books & ebooks

Pūrongo - Articles

Broughton, D., Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti, T., Porou, N., McBreen, K., Waitaha, K. M., & Tahu, N. (2015). Mātauranga Māori, tino rangatiratanga and the future of New Zealand science. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 45(2), 83-88. doi:10.1080/03036758.2015.1011171 

Cunningham, C. (2000). A framework for addressing Māori knowledge in research, science and technology. Pacific Health Dialog, 7(1), 62-69. Retrieved from Pacific Health Dialog

Hikuroa, D. (2017). Mātauranga Māori—the ūkaipō of knowledge in New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 47(1), 5-10. doi:10.1080/03036758.2016.1252407

Moewaka Barnes, H., Henwood, W., Murray, J., Waiti, P., Pomare-Peita, M., Bercic, S., … Castleden, H. (2019). Noho Taiao: reclaiming Māori science with young people. Global Health Promotion, 26(3_suppl), 35–43.

Te Wāhanga, Hutchings, J., Potter, H., & Taupo, K. (2011). Kei tua o te pae hui proceedings : The challenges of kaupapa Māori research in the 21st century : Te Wananga o Raukawa, Pipitea Marae,Wellington, New Zealand, 5-6 May 2011. Paper presented at the Kei Tua o te Pae Hui. Retrieved from

Te Wananga-o-Raukawa, Mikaere, A., & Hutchings, J. (2012). Kei tua o te pae hui proceedings : Changing worlds, changing tikanga - educating history and the future : Te Wananga o Raukawa, Otaki, 4-5 September 2012. Paper presented at the Kei Tua o te Pae Hui. Retrieved from

Walker, S. (2006). An exploration of kaupapa Māori research, its principles, processes and applications. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 9(4), 331-344. doi:10.1080/13645570600916049


Moheni - Journals

Māori and intellectual property