Aotearoa in flux: Exploring the impact of national identity decolonisation on New Zealand–Pacific relations

DPA PhD Candidate Jayden Evett

Event details

SSGM Seminar

Date & time

Thursday 18 November 2021




Jayden Evett



Aotearoa New Zealand has experienced significant yet subtle change since the 1970s. Much of this change emerged from the Māori renaissance, the renewed cultural activism that challenged the dynamic between indigenous Māori and settler Pākehā populations. Though its impact on certain areas of modern Aotearoa has been well examined, how these changes affected its attitudes about, interactions with, and behaviour in the Pacific remains overlooked.

Join Jayden Evett as he presents a thesis proposal review of his doctoral project on how shifts in the Māori-Pākehā relationship have affected Aotearoa New Zealand’s Pacific relations. Share in the start of this research haerenga (journey) and its efforts to tell the story of a nation and identity in flux, reckoning with its colonial roots to seek out a future in the Pacific.

Speaker: Jayden Evett

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