Identifying with whānau, hapū and iwi are key motivators for many students who enter our doors. Some may be disconnected from their tribal identify or are ‘whakamā’ about their lack of knowledge. Te Wānanga o Raukawa are here to assist all students to build their awareness and education in this crucial area of learning.
Iwi and hapū studies facilitate learning about the individual, their identity and whakapapa and are a distinctive feature of all studies at Te Wānanga o Raukawa. This is reflected in the requirement that approximately a third of any programme will focus on a student’s hapū or iwi.
In studying an iwi and/or hapū the student will touch on a range of aspects such as, their marae, history, waiata, hapū, artists, taonga and much more. Assignments will be tomorrow’s manuscripts describing the experiences and stories of our ancestors for future generations to enjoy.
Iwi and hapū studies are taught across all levels, undergraduate and postgraduate.