Taura Here: A contextual review of knowledge related to the study, Tangohia mai te taura: Take this rope


  • Toiroa Williams Auckland University of Technology




Conhecimento Indígena, Mokomoko, Pesquisa guiada pela prática, Te ao Māori, Revisão do Conhecimento, Whakatōhea


It is generally accepted practice that research writing should include a review of literature that serves to locate the study within the field of inquiry. However, in indigenous research, the over reliance on published literature as a repository of knowledge can be problematic. By considering the Māori, doctoral thesis: ‘Tangohia mai te aura’ (Take this rope), this article argues that a review of written material must be extended to embrace non-written forms of knowledge including indigenous documentary making that challenges sanctioned historical narratives, and the oral repositories of experience that exist in indigenous waiata (songs), oriori (chants), karakia (prayers) and pūrākau (storytelling). As an extension of this, indigenous inquiry that seeks to exhume lived experiences of injustice must also frame the genealogically connected, orally accounted experiences of communities, as valued repositories of knowledge.


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Biografia do Autor

Toiroa Williams, Auckland University of Technology

Toiroa Williams is a Māori documentary filmmaker with tribal links across Te Whakatōhea, Ngai Tai and Te Whānau a Apanui. He is passionate about telling Indigenous stories specific to his people which might aid in the teachings of their history to future generations. He completed a Masters’ degree in documentary film making in [2016], has been the recipient of numerous scholarships including [AUT INTERNZ at Sundance Institute] and he is currently completing a Ph.D. that considers Māori approaches to indigenous film making.


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WILLIAMS, T. Taura Here: A contextual review of knowledge related to the study, Tangohia mai te taura: Take this rope. Revista GEMInIS, [S. l.], v. 13, n. 2, p. 130–139, 2022. DOI: 10.53450/2179-1465.RG.2022v13i2p130-139. Disponível em: https://www.revistageminis.ufscar.br/index.php/geminis/article/view/746. Acesso em: 25 jul. 2024.



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