Weaving Iron and Flax? At the Border of Indigenous Knowing and Critical Rationality: Implications for Indigenous Sustainability

By Timu-o-te-rangi Niwa.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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This theoretical paper considers the notion of critical rationality and its implications for indigenous cultural and social sustainability.

Keywords: Indigenous Epistemology, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous, Epistemology, Critical Rationality, Māori Epistemology, Māori Knowledge, Whakapapa, Indigenous Cultural and Social Sustainability

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 2, Issue 6, pp.133-140. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 867.779KB).

Mr. Timu-o-te-rangi Niwa

At the time of writing Timu-o-te-rangi was an Assistant Lecturer and Graduate Student at Te Uru Māraurau, Māori and Multicultural Education Department at Massey University’s College of Education. With links to the tribal regions of Te Atiawa, Whanau-A-Apanui, Whakatohea and Ngati Manawa and grand-parents from Essex, England Timu's mixed cultural and social backgrounds have impacted upon his theorising and philosophical approaches to indigenous sustainability in the education sector. With a background in primary school teaching Timu's research interests include Māori education and epistemological and ontological issues for indigenous peoples. Previously working in the tertiary sector Timu taught Māori language and Māori educational politics papers to students in mainstream and Māori-immersion teacher training programmes. Timu is now currently primary school teaching in Northern Ireland.

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