Enacting indigenous space: weaving our place

Carey, Melissa J. L. (2016) Enacting indigenous space: weaving our place. In: Ethnographic Imaginings - Place, Space & Time (CEAD 2016), 15-18 Nov 2016, Cape Town, South Africa.

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Enacting Indigenous space is not only a matter of decolonisation but also a matter of anticolonial
resistance (Mahuika, 2008; Pihama et al, 2004; Smith, 2000). As we continue to practice the ways of knowing, being and doing of our ancestors, we bring forward the past,
into the now and thus become the future. Within Kaupapa Māori many moments provide a space for the meeting of the yesterday, the now and the tomorrow. The current revival and
dissemination of Māori weaving practices within Australia is focused on the restoration of the rights of Māori people and the continued development of tino rangatiratanga, self-determination and sovereignty for all Māori people beyond the shores of Aotearoa, New Zealand. This work explores the experience of the alignment of past, present and future, through relational autoethnographic moments. In particular the relational moments experienced when women weave kākahu, clothing and korowai, cloaks. Employing the
writing method of threes by Richardson (2014), I explore the embodied experience of this meeting of moments, when three moments become the simultaneous one. Thus producing
the healing space where past traumas are transformed.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Lecture)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Abstract only, published.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2017 04:37
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2017 01:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kaupapa Maori, three words writing; autoehtnography
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111713 Maori Health
16 Studies in Human Society > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170108 Kaupapa Maori Psychology
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200207 Maori Cultural Studies
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210309 Maori History
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30317

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