This is an essay about rangahau and me. I am a Kai-rangahau. Kai, a Māori language prefix, is added to verbs to form nouns denoting a human agent, the person doing the action. The action is rangahau—defined in this essay through āhuatanga Māori (Māori tradition). This article offers an example of rangahau as seen through the eyes of a Kai-rangahau and a Māori worldview. The example provided highlights the need for Kai-rangahau of Māori tradition “to get it right”—to honor the past, to inspire the present, and to be accountable to the future.
The Indwelling Spirit of Rangahau
Haami Hawkins is Lead Educational Delivery at the Palmerston North Campus of Te Wananga o Aotearoa. Correspondence to: Haami Hawkins, Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Centennial Drive, Hokowhitu Palmerston North, 4410, New Zealand. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Haami Hawkins; The Indwelling Spirit of Rangahau. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 December 2018; 7 (4): 87–96. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2018.7.4.87
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