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The Korowai Framework: Assessing GE through the Values the ART Confederation Associates with Ngarara

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dc.contributor.advisor Hutchings, Jessica Baker, Mahina-a-rangi 2010-11-21T20:11:22Z 2010-11-21T20:11:22Z 2010 2010
dc.description.abstract The aim of this thesis is to assess genetic engineering (GE) through the values that the Confederation of Te Ati Awa, Ngati Raukawa ki te tonga and Ngati Toarangatira (the ART Confederation) associates with ngarara. The Korowai Framework was developed to conduct this assessment. Interviews were conducted with 14 participants from across the ART Confederation on the values they associate with ngarara and their interpretations of GE. The values associated with ngarara that were identified in the interviews, were used constitute the kaupapa of the Korowai Framework. The key values identified are: mauri, whakapapa, tohu, tapu, and kaitiakitanga. It emerged from the interviews that ngarara appeal to us to be conscious of our intricately bound connection to and dependency on living systems. The assessment through the Korowai Framework found that the outcomes of GE do not uphold the values associated with ngarara. Participants articulated significant concerns that GE confounds the ART Confederation's control over their relationship with the world around them. This thesis has demonstrated that the Korowai Framework can be used as a tool for the Confederation to get to the decision making table with a comprehensive evidence based understanding of the people's position on GE from which they can negotiate. It demonstrates that robust and legitimate assessment of GE can be conducted using theories, methodologies, kaupapa, tikanga, and frameworks that are specific to the ART Confederation. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject ART Confederation en_NZ
dc.subject Ngarara en_NZ
dc.subject Genetic engineering en_NZ
dc.title The Korowai Framework: Assessing GE through the Values the ART Confederation Associates with Ngarara en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 300804 Environmental Impact Assessment en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ Environmental Studies en_NZ Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ Master's en_NZ Master of Environmental Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 059999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified en_NZ

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