Matike Mai te Hiaroa seeks to retrace and critically examine how Ahi Kaa resistance in the campaign nourished whānau relationships, supported Indigenous-tauiwi ally collaborations and wide-ranging public support to form a political resolution.
A Marsden funded grant from Te Āparangi, The Royal Society of New Zealand, Dr Jenny Lee-Morgan collaborates with the University of Auckland. This research will seek to increase public understanding of what happened at Ihumaatao and why it matters.
(Waikato, Te Ahiwaru, Ngāti Mahuta)
The aim of this project is to trace the serial injustices, systemic flaws and relational problematics that produced the conflict at Ihumātao, to rethink how Aotearoa’s Treaty Settlement Policy and constitutional relationships/frameworks are conceptualised and to explore Western and Māori heritage world views and propose alternatives to legislative/policy impediments to Māori heritage protection.