It’s not just about the destination, but also the journey: Reflections on research with Indigenous women food growers
Stein, Karyn; Mirosa, Miranda; Carter, Lynette
cultural values, aspirations, and tikanga (protocols). While the research explored how Māori women are reclaiming the food system and promoting agroecology, food self-reliance, and alternative visions based on Māori cultural values and traditions, this article is a reflective work based on my experiential learning through the process of utilizing a participatory methodology and kaupapa Māori. Nonetheless, I touch upon key research findings. The vastly opposing worldviews between Indigenous women promoting agroecological farming and the industrial model of food production are representative of the conflicting values of an Indigenous versus an academic worldview. In this paper, I set out a series of reflections on working with Indigenous Māori women within a research context; the challenges and tribulations that were overcome; as well as how kaupapa Māori, an Indigenous methodology, expands on participatory research.
Publisher: New Leaf Associates Inc,
Rights Statement: http://dx.doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2017.073.003
Keywords: Agroecology; Food Sovereignty; Indigenous Knowledge; Indigenous Methodologies; Indigenous Peoples; Kaupapa Māori; Knowledge Exchange; Participatory Approaches; Traditional Food Systems; Women; Gender
Research Type: Journal Article