This paper presents the findings of the Perceptions of Papakāinga project, which explores the connection between place, genealogy, and identity for two Māori (New Zealand’s Indigenous people) communities: one living within an iwi (tribal) context, and one living within an urban context. The research explores how Māori-specific concepts which define home and identity are perceived and enacted across all participants, and how participants define ‘home’ in relation to fluid understandings of genealogy, community, and identity. Across the diverse experiences of participants, the concept of ‘whakapapa’ (genealogy), can be seen to act as a way to understand the connections between identity, people and place.


Creator | Kaihanga
Amohia Boulton, Tanya Allport, Hector Kaiwai, Gill Potaka Osborne and Rewa Harker
Year of Creation | Tau
Publisher | Kaiwhakaputa
MDPI - Genealogy
Creative Commons Licence
Attribution CC BY
Keywords | Kupu
indigenous; Māori; genealogy; identity; home; land; community
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
I represent the publisher or owner organisation of this resource
This Research has
been written outside an academic institution
Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

Boulton, A., Allport, T., Kaiwai, H., Potaka Osborne, G. & Harker, R. (2021). E hoki mai nei ki te ūkaipō – Return to Your Place of Spiritual and Physical Nourishment. Genealogy 5 (45). genealogy5020045

Back to top