Colonising Myths - Maori Realities : He Rukuruku Whakaaro

Author(s): Ani Mikaere

Maori Books

This book brings together a series of papers by Ani Mikaere that reflect on the effect of Pākehā law, legal processes and teaching on Māori legal thought and practice.

She discusses issues such as the ability of Māori to achieve justice when Māori law is marginalised; the need to confront racism in thinking, processes and structures; the impact of interpretations of the Treaty of Waitangi; the difficulty of redressing harm to Māori within the Pākehā legal system; and the importance of reinstating tikanga at the heart of Māori legal thinking and practice.


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Ani Mikaere is a barrister and solicitor and teaches Maori law and philosophy at Te Wananga o-Raukawa.
She has taught Maori law and Western law at the University of Auckland and the University of Waikato and has published widely on the impact of colonisation on Maori and Maori legal practices, biculturalism, Maori self-determination and the Treaty of Waitangi.

General Fields

  • : 9781869694531
  • : Huia Publishers
  • : Huia Publishers
  • : September 2011
  • : 138 mm x 210 mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ani Mikaere
  • : Paperback
  • : 342.930872
  • : 380