Whakatupu Mātauranga supports Te Wānanga o Raukawa to reclaim, preserve and grow the mātauranga continuum. This includes developing skills to grow and share mātauranga, using those skills in projects to grow our understanding, and sharing knowledge through publishing and hui.
“Mātauranga Māori is a body of knowledge that seeks to explain phenomena by drawing on concepts handed from one generation of Māori to another. Accordingly, mātauranga Māori has no beginning and is without end. It is constantly being enhanced and refined. Each passing generation of Māori make their own contribution to mātauranga Māori. The theory, or collection of theories, with associated values and practices, has accumulated mai i te Ao Māori/ from Māori beginnings and will continue to accumulate providing the whakapapa of mātauranga Māori is unbroken.”
- Whatarangi Winiata
Whakatupu Mātauranga Claim
The WAI2698 Waitangi Tribunal Claim argues that Crown policies hinder Te Wānanga o Raukawa’s efforts to contribute to the survival of Māori by reclaiming, nurturing and expanding the mātauranga continuum. Discussions have focused on acknowledging past and present prejudice; the need for more effective funding models; and for the relationship between Te Wānanga o Raukawa and the Crown to reflect the balance between tino rangatiratanga and kāwanatanga foreshadowed in Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Tahi ki a Maru is a collection of reflections about water, fishing and tikanga within Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga. They were gathered as part of a series of interviews between 2003 and 2010, and provide insight into key aspects of the knowledge and tikanga of whanau and hapū of Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga.
Like Moths to the Flame? A history of Ngāti Raukawa Resistance and Recovery explores the extent to which the unique qualities of Ngāti Raukawa thought have survived the encounter with European ideas. It argues that preservation of a distinctive Ngāti Raukawa intellectual tradition is crucial to the long term survival of Ngāti Raukawa as a people.