March 20, 2020
Marae researchers look to future
Whanaungatanga is seen as the key to a research programme looking at what south Auckland marae do to support and grow their communities.
As part of the three-year Marae Ora, Kainga Ora or MOKO project, the researchers from Unitec’s Kaupapa Māori & Indigenous Research Centre, Ngā Wai ā Te Tūī, will be joined by marae research coordinators who will help to bring unique perspectives and input from each of the five marae communities.
Project leader Jenny Lee-Morgan says kaupapa Māori research projects require a different way to work with whānau, hapū, iwi and communities, and the inputs are as important as the outputs.
One aim of the project is to strengthen marae so they can provide for future generations
"So how do we re-centre our Marae in our thinking, and strengthen and support our Marae to be sustainable for many years to come. After the COVID-19 virus has come and gone, successive governments have come and gone, 1000 years in the future that our Marae will still remain for our mokopuna." Professor Lee-Morgans says
Professor Jenny Lee-Morgan
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