Māori cultural revitalisation in social media

Dr Acushla Deanne (Dee) Sciascia is of Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāruahine Rangi, Te Atiawa descent. She was awarded the Fulbright Harkness New Zealand Fellowship where she disseminated her doctoral research findings throughout the USA. More recently, her research has extended into online Indigenous citizenship and the expression and actions of tino rangatiratanga (self-determination) by Indigenous communities through socially mediated spaces.

This kaupapa forms the basis of her paper Māori cultural revitalisation in social media sites where she discusses key concepts of cultural revitalisation that are being observed in socially mediated spaces.

This is the fifth in a series of papers Te Puni Kōkiri commissioned to contribute to the development of our work around Oranga Māoritanga – Cultural Vitality.