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HSCO707 – Nga Iwi Taketake / Indigenous Liberation Studies

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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
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
- Critically analyse key constructs and definitions of liberation to develop and evaluate own definitions.
- 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
May include: Project-based Learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-Integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices.
Methods may include workshops and practical classes, tutorials, case-based learning, inquiry-based learning, group activities & discussion, supported online learning, e-portfolio, practice simulation.
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.

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