This page provides links to videos and programmes that are available online around a range of issues pertinent to Kaupapa Māori.
Dr Leonie Pihama has a vision for our country. A vision of Tino Rangatiratanga that sees our reo, tikanga and mātauranga as the base in which our country operates and thrives. A leading kaupapa Māori educator and researcher, Leonie has been working in the intersecting fields of education, health, whānau wellbeing and Maori immersion education for a number of decades. Her work as an academic and activist is highly recognised and celebrated. Along with many other accolades, Leonie was a recipient of the Hohua Tūtengaehe Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (Health Research Council) and the inaugural Ngā Pae o Te Mārama Senior Māori Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Washington. Everything Leonie does is rooted in tino rangatiratinga and reclaiming Aotearoa as Māori. The impact and insight she brings to kaupapa Māori issues is invaluable and her continuous commitment to the betterment of te iwi Māori is inspiring. This is her story.
The journey to Moko Kauae is one that many wahine Māori have taken as a part of our reclamation of our ancestral ways of being. This video was produced to share the stories of our wahine and to decolonise some of the thinking that had emerged around moko kauae that did not serve the interests of our wahine. Moko Kauae is a taonga that is a part of who we are as whānau, hapū and iwi, and is a fundamental right for all wahine Māori to carry as a part of our whakapapa relationships and connections that have been had to us from our tūpuna.
The Pūkauae Exhibition was created as a part of the 30 year celebration of Tū Tama Wahine o Taranaki and was exhibited in both Ngāmotu and Hawera This exhibition organised by Tū Tama Wāhine o Taranaki was about demonstrating and power of mana wāhine through the traditional art form of moko kauae. We spoke to Professor Leonie Pihama, about her involvement in the exhibition and why it was so important to her.
Associate Professor Leonie Pihama from the Te Kotahi Research Institute facilitated one of AUT’s Pre-Conference workshops entitled “The School to Prison Pipeline”. Matakitaki mai.
A two hour live show, hosted by Julian Wilcox, commemorating the New Zealand Land Wars.
featuring panelists Rawiri Doorbar, Jamie Tuuta, Tamzyn Pue, Leonie Pihama, Peter Moeahu, Mary Bourke, Meng Foon, Te Ururoa Flavell, and Andrew Judd
Links to other programmes and video from Te Pūtake o Te Riri, Waitara 2019 can be found here
A survey, He Waka Eke Noa: Māori cultural frameworks for violence prevention and intervention, has highlighted continued state ‘violence’ against Māori. The survey’s data shows a large proportion of Māori continue to experience many forms of violence from the state and its agencies.
University professor Dr Leonie Pihama refuses to back down after receiving a letter from Sir Bob Jones’ lawyers seeking an apology after comments she made in a personal tweet.
“I won’t be retracting or apologising,” she told Māori Television’s Native Affairs, “The tweet that I put out was in support of the petition that Renae Maihi had put out a while ago in terms of Bob Jones’ behavior then and the fact that she was now formally being sued for defamation by him.”
A Peace Hikoi led by Taranaki Maori women took place in Waitara on Wednesday 21st September 2016 to signal to the New Plymouth District Council and the Crown that they do not support the Waitara Lands Bill 2016.
The “Peace for Pekapeka” Hikoi was part of a continuing call for the Waitara leasehold lands and the Pekapeka Block to be returned to its rightful owners, the hapu of Waitara.
The Hikoi left from Te Kohia Pa, where the first Taranaki Land War broke out in March 1860. The walk then moved through the Pekapeka Block, and along the main street of Waitara township to Owae Marae.
After being received at the marae, the Hikoi was followed by a Community Conversation led by Dr Leonie Pihama and Dr Cherryl Smith who spoke on the effects of historical trauma on Waitara.
Although this was an initiative led by Taranaki Maori Women, the organisers also asked their men, their friends, and other concerned citizens to come and join them in supporting this kaupapa.