After yesterday my mind is absolutely buzzing. At events like these I am reminded of two things: I am not used to crowds & I need paper (digital or otherwise) to organise my thoughts & articulate them verbally & coherently.
I attended Ann Milne’s plenary which explored what Maori achieving success as Maori actually means.
- What lenses are you looking through? Acknowledge that you are looking through one.
- Who has the power in your professional relationships?
- We need to be explicitly counter hegemonic.
- Make developing the cultural identity of students & building relationships. The academic will generally follow.
- As long as we measure Maori success by Pakeha standards ie National standards & ignore success in the cultural realm, we are just going to replicate the existing situation.
- So…what is this going to look like for us?
- How can we make this a reality when some of us lack the skill base to teach cultural identity?