Walking backwards into the future: Prophecy as an approach for embedding Indigenous values in tertiary education
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Citation:Rangiwai, B. (2021). Walking backwards into the future: Prophecy as an approach for embedding Indigenous values in tertiary education. Te Kaharoa: The eJournal on Indigenous Pacific Issues, 17(1), 1-30. https://doi.org/10.24135/tekaharoa.v17i1.360
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Indigenous peoples understand time differently to Pākehā (Rangiwai, 2021a). Mahuika (2010) maintains that the notion of walking backwards into the future is a common one for Māori and other people of the Pacific. Roberts (2005) opines, “It is often said that Māori are a people who “walk backwards into the future,” [Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua] an aphorism that highlights the importance of seeking to understand the present and make informed decisions about the future through reference to the past” (p. 8).