Lower voter turnout and lack of political empowerment sees Māori engaging less than Pākehā (European New Zealanders) with the political system to the detriment of Māori development. This paper explores the potential of social media to enhance Māori development via political engagement. Mana Party Facebook pages are used as a case study to investigate if social media can encourage Māori political awareness and participation. Results found that social media has both positive and negative implications for political engagement and indigenous development.
This piece discusses the complex relationship between international environmental governance, sometimes referred to as “earth system governance”, and indigenous rights. These two sets of governing institutions are theoretically envisioned as complementary, as both incorporate the important notion of environmental and natural resource protection. Emphasis has been progressively put on the natural symbiosis and correlation between the overall goals of sustainable development and indigenous self- determination and identity preservation.
Teaching in Sámi schools in the Swedish part of Sápmi where Indigenous Sámi people live should be approached from the perspective of Sámi culture, despite the fact that Sámi culturally based teaching is not specifi cally defined. Therefore, teachers themselves must adapt the teaching and content for Sámi children and, as a result, no Sámi culturally based mathematics teaching usually takes place. The aim of this article is to discuss Sámi teachers’ experiences of Indigenous school transformation and their work to adapt teaching in order to provide Sámi culturally based mathematics lessons.