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Indigenous communities and disaster research: Maori and the Christchurch earthquakes of 2010-2011

Third Sector Review
Volume 21 Issue 2 (Nov 2015)

Abstract: This paper presents insights into the impacts on Maori of the Christchurch 2010-11 earthquakes. Three topics are discussed. The first is the role of Indigenous Knowledge in disasters. If such knowledge is to be integrated with Western science to build societal resilience, which systems are these integration processes building the resilience of, and for whom? The second issue is the role of Indigenous culture in the response to disasters. A concern is the reification of culture as a necessary and sufficient condition for Indigenous resilience. Lastly, the ethical, practical and logistical challenges of working with Indigenous individuals and collectives post-disaster are discussed.

To cite this article: Lambert, Simon. Indigenous communities and disaster research: Maori and the Christchurch earthquakes of 2010-2011 [online]. Third Sector Review, Vol. 21, No. 2, Nov 2015: 31-48. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=710423425577122;res=IELAPA> ISSN: 1323-9163. [cited 24 Apr 17].

Personal Author: Lambert, Simon; Source: Third Sector Review, Vol. 21, No. 2, Nov 2015: 31-48 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1323-9163 Subject: Research--Methodology; Natural disasters--Environmental aspects; Indigenous peoples--Social life and customs; Emergency management; Disaster victims--Mental health; Peer Reviewed: Yes

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