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A Māori and Pasifika Label—An Old History, New Context

by 1,* and 2
1
Department of Sport and Recreation, Auckland University of Techonology, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
2
Department of Indigenous Studies, Macquarie University, Macquarie Park, NSW 2109, Australia
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Genealogy 2021, 5(3), 70; https://doi.org/10.3390/genealogy5030070
Received: 31 March 2021 / Revised: 4 July 2021 / Accepted: 28 July 2021 / Published: 29 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Indigenous Identity and Community)
The term ‘Māori and Pasifika’ is widely used in Aotearoa, New Zealand to both unite and distinguish these peoples and cultures. As a collective noun of separate peoples, Māori and Pasifika are used to acknowledge the common Pacific ancestry that both cultures share, whilst distinguishing Māori as Indigenous peoples of Aotearoa (New Zealand), and Pasifika as migrants from other lands in the Pacific region. The term ‘Māori and Pasifika’ is a ‘label’ established in New Zealand to combine the minority cultural populations of both Māori, and Pacific migrant peoples, into a category defined by New Zealand policy and discourse. Migration for Māori and Pasifika to Australia (from Aotearoa) has generated new discussion amongst these diasporic communities (in Australia) on the appropriate collective term(s) to refer to Māori and Pasifika peoples and cultures. Some believe that in Australia, Māori should no longer be distinguished from Pasifika as they are not Indigenous (to Australia), while others believe the distinction should continue upon migration. Through the voices of Samoan and Māori researchers who reside in Australia, insider voices are honoured and cultural genealogy is privileged in this discussion of the label ‘Māori and Pasifika’ in the Australian context. View Full-Text
Keywords: Māori; Pasifika; diaspora; Pacific; Indigenous; sovereignty; label; Australia Māori; Pasifika; diaspora; Pacific; Indigenous; sovereignty; label; Australia
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Enari, D.; Haua, I. A Māori and Pasifika Label—An Old History, New Context. Genealogy 2021, 5, 70. https://doi.org/10.3390/genealogy5030070

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Enari D, Haua I. A Māori and Pasifika Label—An Old History, New Context. Genealogy. 2021; 5(3):70. https://doi.org/10.3390/genealogy5030070

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Enari, Dion, and Innez Haua. 2021. "A Māori and Pasifika Label—An Old History, New Context" Genealogy 5, no. 3: 70. https://doi.org/10.3390/genealogy5030070

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