Indigenizing the Information Studies Curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand


  • Spencer Lilley Victoria University of Wellington
  • Jennifer Campbell-Meier Victoria University of Wellington
  • Maja Ktrtalić Victoria University of Wellington



Mātauranga Māori, New Zealand, library and information science education, indigenization, indigneous knowledge


Focusing on the impact that colonization has had on Māori knowledge systems, this paper identifies the importance of this knowledge for the library and information profession in New Zealand, and the implications of this for library and information education. It provides details about its incorporation of Māori knowledge into the curriculum of the Information Studies programs at Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington and the contribution this is making to the ongoing indigenization of the library and information profession.


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