Te Ahu o te reo Maori: Understanding the well-being of te reo Maori in Aotearoa
Dr Vincent Ieni Olsen-Reeder is a lecturer and academic at Victoria University of Wellington.
Dr Jessica Hutchings is an independent kaupapa M?ori researcher and writer.
Professor Rawinia Higgins is an academic and Deputy Vice Chancellor M?ori at Victoria University of Wellington.
Te Ahu o te reo Maori: Reflecting on Research to Understand the Well-being of te reo Maori is an edited collection of bi-lingual writings that brings together Maori researchers, writers and community language advocates who were involved in the Te Taura Whiri-funded study, Te Ahu o te reo. Te Ahu o te reo Maori draws on this national research project completed in 2016, and brings together some of the different voices of the project in a way that will appeal to a wider audience. The aim of the book is to provide a space, beyond the funded research project, to reflect on the role of kaupapa Maori research and the researcher in Maori language research. Writers explore the concept of well-being in relation to te reo Maori and share evidence-based information about what supports and hinders the revitalisation of te reo Maori in communities, homes, kura and schools in Aotearoa in the 21st century. Contributors include: Vini Olsen-Reeder, Professor Rawinia Higgins, Dr Jessica Hutchings, Dr Jen Martin, Stephanie Fong, Associate Professor Jenny Bol Jun Lee-Morgan, Eruera Lee-Morgan, Waitiahoaho Emery.