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Ko Tainui raaua ko Huripureiata te waka
Ko Ngaati Raukawa, raatou ko Ngaati Porou, ko Ngaati Konohi te iwi
Ko Manawatu raaua ko Waiomoko te awa
Ko Poutu Pa raaua Ko Whangara-mai-tawhiti te marae
Ko Fiona Te Momo ahau.
Ka tipu au i roto te rohe o Turanganui-a-kiwa i waenganui o Kaiti. E waru aaku mokopuna te taonga oo tooku ngakau. Kei ko ra tooku kainga tuturu, ara, Turanganui-a-kiwa me Whangara hoki.
E waru nga tau i mahi au ki Albany i Te Kunenga ki Purehuroa. I mua tooku haerenga ki konei ka mahi au i te Whare Wananga o Waikato. Tooku mahi inaianei he kaiwhakaako tonu ahau.
Noo reira teenei te mihi ki a koutou. Teenaa koutou, teenaa koutou, teenaa koutou katoa.
The research of Dr Te Momo focuses mainly on the development of indigenous knowledge. Her discipline is Development Studies and for over a decade she has researched Māori Development. This area of expertise spans across three sectors; the Social Development of Māori, Political Development of Māori, and Economic Development of Māori. The foci encapsulates the areas of Whānau Development, Community Development, Cultural Knowledge, Social Work Practices, Māori Social Science Practice, Iwi Resource Management, Volunteerism, Māori Land, Māori Voluntary Work, Māori Student Recruitment and Retention, and a Māori perspective of Biotechnology and the impact on Māori communities.
The research interest Dr Te Momo investigates focuses mainly on the development of indigenous knowledge. Her discipline is Development Studies and for over a decade she has built up research expertise in Māori Development. This area of expertise spans across three sectors the Social Development of Māori, Political Development of Māori, and Economic Development of Māori. It has broaden to investigate Whānau Development, Community Development, Cultural Knowledge, Social Work Practices, Māori Social Science Practice, Iwi Resource Management, Volunteerism, Māori Land, Māori Voluntary Work, Māori Student Recruitment and Retention, and a Māori perspective of Biotechnology and the impact on Māori communities. She is currently expanding her research and publication base to study Indigenous knowledge and Indigeneity that relates to Māori in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
21st Century Citizenship, Resource Development and Management, Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture, Health and Well-being
Field of research codes
Counselling, Welfare and Community Services (160702):
Cultural Studies (200200): Cultural Theory (200204):
Languages, Communication And Culture (200000):
Law And Legal Studies (180000):
Maori Cultural Studies (200207):
Other Studies in Human Society (169900):
Philosophy (220300): Philosophy And Religious Studies (220000): Philosophy of Specific Cultures (incl. Comparative Philosophy) (220316):
Policy and Administration (160500): Social Policy (160512): Social Work (160700): Studies In Human Society (160000): Studies of Maori Society (169904): Studies of Pacific Peoples' Societies (169905)
Dr Fiona Te Momo is of Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Porou, and Ngāti Konohi descent. A Director in the newly formed TRONPnui that was established as a result of post-Treaty settlements she maintains ties to her whānau, hapū, and iwi. She is a senior lecture for Massey University in the School of Māori Arts, Knowledge, and Education. In a decade she has been fortunate to have taught in three Schools at Massey University, the School of Social and Cultural Studies, the School of Health and Social Services, and the current School. She teaches Whānau Development, Māori Development, Community Development, Social Services, Social Policy, Management, and Research. An advocate of theory and practice along with Kaupapa Māori research, her interests are development studies, community and tribal development. However, as a Social Scientist she has researched a wide range of areas such as community perspectives of Biotechnology, marine reserves and the impact on communities, sustainable development, whānau development, voluntary work, and work-life balance. Research topics include looking at various forms and functions of families, cultural mindsets, the culture of Social Work, and Māori social scientist and social science practices. Her current research involves investigating Cultural Competency in Social Work, Hapū and Micro-financing Initiatives, Social Entrepreneurship, and Indigenous Women leadership.
Papers taught over ten years:
150.114 He tirohanga o Mua
150.201 The Treaty of Waitangi
150.723 Nga Momo Whanau: Whanau Forms and Functions
150.724 Whakapiki Whanau:Whanau Interventions
179.220 Strategies for Change in Communities
179.255 Introduction to Fieldwork Practice
179.320 Community Development
179.330 Maori Development and Social Services
179.440 Management in Social Services
179.741 Social Service Management
179.783 Maori Development and Social Services
279.701 Social Policy and the Political Economy