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This subject allows Fellows in the Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity (AFSE) program to compare and contrast the social policy developments in politically, legally and constitutionally recognising Indigenous rights and sovereignty in Aotearoa/New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific, focusing on Treaties. Fellows will identify pertinent issues that need to be considered in negotiating a treaty, both historical and contemporary, and in regional and global contexts. Participants will reflect upon the Aotearoa/New Zealand experience and the Treaty of Waitangi, particularly how this hindered and/or facilitated inclusive and effective social policy development. This will be compared with contemporary and historical treaty developments in Australia and the Pacific. Fellows will construct their own case study of citizen-state relationships focusing on debates around rights, sovereignty, decolonisation, self-determination, access to services and economic development and propose some key recommendations for future reforms.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Compare and contrast the most significant historical and political developments in Indigenous recognition and reconciliation in the Pacific region and globally
- Identify and discuss the most pressing contemporary challenges and their connection to historical injustices
- Develop skills to engage effectively in debate regarding different approaches to Indigenous settler agreement-making/treaties
- Develop the capacity to critically examine, analyse, interpret and assess in depth a relevant treaty/agreement-making case.
In this subject, Fellows will develop the following set of key transferable skills:
- Critical thinking and reasoning
- Creative thinking and innovation
- Problem solving
- Teamwork and professional networking and collaboration
- Self-reflection, career awareness and lifelong learning
- Enhanced writing and communication skills.
Last updated: 10 February 2024