HSCO707 – Nga Iwi Taketake / Indigenous Liberation Studies

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Module code
Module title
Nga Iwi Taketake / Indigenous Liberation Studies
This module will develop students' critical knowledge of liberation models that have been used by indigenous communities in order to preserve their unique status as First Nations to secure their human rights, particularly the inherent right to self-determination and sovereignty. Students will critically examine a range of phenomena that have given rise to indigenous liberation movements worldwide.
  • HS1602
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
- Critically analyse key constructs and definitions of liberation to develop and evaluate own
- Critically evaluate the historical, ideological, socio-economic, political and cultural
phenomena that have given rise to indigenous liberation movements.
- Apply a critical analysis to Western colonisation/imperialism.
- Identify and critically analyse liberation theories, models and practices within an indigenous
controlled and developed organisation.
- Liberation theories
- Sovereignty, self-determination
- Inclusive language and liberation
- Introduction to liberation movements (included but not limited to):
- Native America - e.g. American Indian Movement, Native American Church
- Australia - e.g. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
- Pacific- Hawaii (e.g. Ka Lahui)
- Aotearoa New Zealand
- Comparison of indigenous international models
- Analysis of a leadership and hierarchy of liberation organisations
- Introduction to Western imperialism and colonisation
- Racism and internalised oppression
- Hegemony/Docility
- Pedagogy of Oppression
- Negotiation of kawa
- Critical Analysis of key concepts, definitions and their interrelationships are examined
Teaching and Learning Strategy
- Lectures
- Tutorials
- Seminars
- Online research
- Practice Accounts
- Wananga
- Inquiry based activities
Basic of Assessment
Assessment in this module is mixed mode. The application and assessment of transferable skills are integrated into the assessment tasks. To pass this module all assessments must be submitted and an overall pass mark of 50 is required. Students must also meet all the requirements of the competency based assessment tasks to be eligible for a final grade for this module. The final grade will be based on the marks from the achievement based tasks.

Paetahi Tumu Krero Bachelor of Counselling is an applied academic degree which includes the requirement that students demonstrate professional practice in a range of ways. This includes high levels of attendance and participation. To this end students who do not meet the 80 attendance criteria (without approved reason) will fail the module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at the commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.