Answer to the Māori scholars - Mahi Tahi.

June 20, 2018


Dear Friends,

we really appreciate your letter, and we do agree with your critique.
We apologise for the founding use of the name HAU without collectively
seeking for your advice. HAU’s only move at the time was to invite
Paul Tapsell to be a member of the first Editorial board. Although
this Maori concept has become anthropologist's common parlance, HAU
Journal and HAU Books should have consulted you before using it. As
you say, the new Board of Trustees have pressing issues to deal with
now, but we would be honoured if you, in due time, could open a venue
for conversation and understanding in the spirit of true reciprocity.

The Board of Trustees