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1 Traversing Ancient Wisdom Indigenous Symbology in a Tertiary Library

2 Mihi - Introduction Te manu e kai ana te miro, nona te ngahere Te manu e kai ana te miro, nona te ngahere The bird that feeds of the Miro berry, theirs is the forest Those that draw sustenance from the tree of knowledge,. theirs is the world. Multiple levels of ubiquity based on the laws of nature and the human condition.Multiple levels of ubiquity based on the laws of nature and the human condition. Traversing Ancient Wisdom Through Indigenous Symbology

3 Te Pātaka Māramatanga Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Library About Us 20,500 EFTS20,500 EFTS Foundation to MastersFoundation to Masters 144 Sites144 Sites 7 Libraries7 Libraries 27 Staff27 Staff Largest Indigenous Institution in the WorldLargest Indigenous Institution in the World

4 Te Pātaka Māramatanga Vision-MaramatangaVision-Maramatanga Mission-Foster AkoMission-Foster Ako Traversing Ancient Wisdom Through Indigenous Symbology

5 Symbols ““a mark or character used as a conventional representation of an object, function, or process” –Oxford Dictionary Multi-layered meanings embedded Exchange required for knowledge and understanding Sign – only has one meaning. Stop means... Ancient Symbols Traversing Ancient Wisdom Through Indigenous Symbology

6 Libraries as Transmitters of Wisdom - Māramatanga Repositories of InformationRepositories of Information Transmit Old Knowledge and New KnowledgeTransmit Old Knowledge and New Knowledge (K)new ways of knowing and being(K)new ways of knowing and being Traversing Ancient Wisdom Through Indigenous Symbology

7 The Origin of Maori Knowledge Nga Kete Matauranga: The Three Baskets of Knowledge “.. the world in which we live carries multi levels of ubiquity based on the laws of nature and the human origin. Origins of Maori ways of knowing and being, and their functions are connected to Rangiatea, located in Te Toi o nga Rangi.”“.. the world in which we live carries multi levels of ubiquity based on the laws of nature and the human origin. Origins of Maori ways of knowing and being, and their functions are connected to Rangiatea, located in Te Toi o nga Rangi.” P. Watene Rangiatea – the Original Whare Wananga – the source of all knowledge Rangiatea – the Original Whare Wananga – the source of all knowledge Traversing Ancient Wisdom Through Indigenous Symbology

8 Te Pātaka Māramatanga Reframing Past Experience “Representing the growth and knowledge for all those who come to use the resources within Te Pātaka Māramatanga “our house of knowledge”, so that they may ‘blossom’ with new outlooks and fresh ideas”. Nā Shawn Appel Graphic Designer Sales and Promotions Traversing Ancient Wisdom Through Indigenous Symbology

9 Meaning “Symbolises the potential in someone (or thing), which is at optimum development in this physical dimension, yet ever-ready to explore and rediscover other (inner) dimensions” Nā Prof. Kereti Rautangata He Pātaka – the notion of Nurturing and Caring, of storing, or being the storehouse of knowledge Symbolic of he tangata, he tauira (student), He kaiako (tutor) poumahi (staff) He kākano, the seed (of an idea) - Hahū or Rangahau – Research The pathway to Enlightenment (to acquire KNOWLEDGE)

10 Te Pātaka Māramatanga Reengaging Place and Space: create shared meaningReengaging Place and Space: create shared meaning Familiar Colours: black, white and red of the kowhaiwhaiFamiliar Colours: black, white and red of the kowhaiwhai –Web catalogue –logo Familiar ObjectsFamiliar Objects –Pou whakairo – carvings –Rauangi – traditional and comtemporary art –Raranga Traversing Ancient Wisdom Through Indigenous Symbology

11 Outside of the Building Artists interpretation of the Trinity Traversing Ancient Wisdom Through Indigenous Symbology

12 Mareikura and Whatukura Feminine and Masculine Traversing Ancient Wisdom Through Indigenous Symbology

13 Mareikura and Whatukura Traversing Ancient Wisdom Through Indigenous Symbology

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15 Online Catalogue Traversing Ancient Wisdom Through Indigenous Symbology

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31 Te Pātaka Māramatanga Reframing Past Experience “Representing the growth and knowledge for all those who come to use the resources within Te Pātaka Māramatanga “our house of knowledge”, so that they may ‘blossom’ with new outlooks and fresh ideas”. Nā Shawn Appel Graphic Designer Sales and Promotions Traversing Ancient Wisdom Through Indigenous Symbology

32 QUESTIONS? Traversing Ancient Wisdom Through Indigenous Symbology

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37 Pedagogy of Engagement Waka Ngahere WhakairoWhakairo RarangaRaranga matauranga- a transformative waka for mohiotanga & maramatanga

38 Wananga “Wananga is a quality of consciousness which enables the creative act to take place by which knowledge is created to achieve an outcome of maramatanga and particularly Aroha.” Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal matauranga- a transformative waka for mohiotanga & maramatanga

39 Te Ao Marama EnvironmentEnvironment Indigenous Knowledge creationIndigenous Knowledge creation WanangaWananga matauranga- a transformative waka for mohiotanga & maramatanga

40 He Waka Matauranga Tainui Wananga Rangahau


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