Course Description

Course Name

Te Ropu Whakamana i Te Tiriti - Waitangi Tribunal

Session: VDNS3121

Hours & Credits

18 Credit Points

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Case studies of M?ori interactions with the Waitangi Tribunal at wh?nau , hap? , and iwi (family, clan, tribe) levels to understand M?ori society, economics, and politics.
This course is designed to focus specifically on the interaction by M?ori with the Waitangi Tribunal. It is also designed for students to understand specifically M?ori micro-politics, micro-economics and micro-society. It is based on a case-study method where students will examine and scrutinise how specific wh?nau, hap? and iwi and other M?ori groups have had to deal with taking their grievances to the Waitangi Tribunal. There will also be a brief examination of how particular hap? and iwi have had to cope with the challenges that have come with the settlement of their claims.

Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this course students will be able to:
-Understand and appreciate M?ori experiences of the Waitangi Tribunal
-Have a deeper understanding of the political, economic and social effects of the Treaty breaches on specific wh?nau, hap? and iwi
-Feel confident in delivering a seminar relating to M?ori experiences with the Tribunal
-Utilise and understand the possibilities for and limitations of working with Waitangi Tribunal -Reports as a source of information for specific wh?nau, hap? and iwi
-Understand government and judicial systems relating to M?ori and their grievances with the Waitangi Tribunal

Some Primary Sources
Reports of the Waitangi Tribunal (online)
Research Reports of the Waitangi Tribunal (online)

*Course content subject to change