This paper presents insights into the impact on Maori of the Christchurch earthquakes, including the role of Indigenous Knowledge (Matauranga Maori) in disasters, and the role of Indigenous culture in the response phases of disasters. Drawing on experiences of two previous and one current project the author discusses some of the ethical, practical, and logistical challenges of working with Indigenous individuals and collectives, and challenge the assumption that ‘to be Indigenous is to be resilient’.


Creator | Kaihanga
Dr Simon Lambert
Year of Creation | Tau
Publisher | Kaiwhakaputa
ANZTSR 2014 Conference
Creative Commons Licence
Attribution-NoDerivatives CC BY-ND
Keywords | Kupu
Indigenous knowledge, Indigenous culture, Matauranga Maori, resilience, ANZTSR, ANZTSR2014
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
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been peer reviewed by academics at a university
Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

Lambert, S., (2014). Indigenous Communities, Disasters, and Disaster Research: Surviving Disaster Research On, With and By Maori. Paper presented to ANZTSR 2014 Conference, Christchurch.

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