Author(s): Krzysztof Pfeiffer
From a leading Māori scholar and a renowned photographer comes this beautifully illustrated work that serves as a fine overview of leadership and challenges for Māori today. After a general introduction to Māori history, Te Ara focuses on the stories of iwi (tribes) in five regions - Hokianga, Peowhairangi (Bay of Islands) Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland), Waiariki (Rotorua-Taupo) and Murihiku (Otago-Southland). This is a trilingual publication - in English, Māori and Musqueam, the rarely published language of the Canadian First Peoples band in the Vancouver region. This is a work of value for general readers, visitors, and students of the contemporary challenges facing indigenous communities. Te Ara grew out of an exhibition and combines succinct text (in English, Māori and Musqueam) with stunning photos that spotlight leadership in Māori culture.
Paul Tapsell is Professor of Maori Studies at the University of Otago, and was formerly Director Maori at the Auckland Museum. His previous books are Pukaki: a comet returns (2000), a Montana Book Award winner, and Ko tawa: Maori treasures of New Zealand (2006), with photos by Krzysztof Pfeiffer. Krzysztof is an internationally renowned photographer who has published more than 20 books around the world. He is photographer at the Auckland Museum.