NPM Deputy Director Professor Poia Rewi (Ngāti Manama, Tuhōe, Tūwharetoa) was farewelled from the University of Otago in late June and welcomed in early July to his role as chief executive of Te Mātāwai, the agency that promotes the use of Te Reo Māori.
An MBIE review of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) system (together with the Australian Research Council and the Australian Bureau of Statistics) has created new divisions for Indigenous research in Socio-Economic Objectives (SEO) and Fields of Research (FoR) classifications.
There was a high level of involvement from the research sector throughout the review process with almost 500 submissions, and as well as the new divisions for Indigenous research, it also resulted in the translation of all the Māori codes into Te Reo.
NPM is expecting many synergies to emerge from the publication of a new Guide to Vision Mātauranga (download here) supporting the innovation and advancement of mātauranga Māori while accelerating research, science and innovation for the benefit of all of Aotearoa New Zealand.
In 2018 NPM Co-Director Professor Jacinta Ruru (Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui), Associate Professor Angela Wanhalla (Ngāi Tahu) and Jeanette Wikaira (Ngāti Pukenga, Ngāti Tamaterā, Ngāpuhi) curated Te Takarangi, a sample list and exhibition of 150 Māori-authored non-fiction books published between 1815-2017.
Working together with The Royal Society Te Apārangi, they assembled a collection of titles that signalled and initiated change and, at times, captured the aspirations about what was, and is, possible for Māori and for the future of Māori and Pākehā in Aotearoa New Zealand.
NPM is committed to holding the 9th Biennial International Indigenous Research Conference (IIRC20) in November 2020. The challenges we have all faced together this year has changed the nature of what is possible, but in just five months we will be hosting a unique and online "Gathering of Indigenous Minds".
NPM is proud to announce our now 3-day online international conference for the dates:
Wednesday 18th November - Friday 20th November (NZ Time)
MAI Journal's new special issue is available online! He Vaka Moana - Navigating Māori student and Pasifika student success in the tertiary sector introduces a compilation of eight articles that provide an invaluable contribution to our understanding of how we can improve teaching and learning in tertiary settings.
NPM's ongoing partnership with Fulbright New Zealand is now in itstenth year. Since signing an agreement at Waipapa Marae in 2010 this partnership has enabled Māori academics to travel to the US to expand the scope of their research, create valuable connections and forge life long relationships with other Indigenous peoples internationally.
NPM Principal Investigator, previous Research Director, and University of Auckland academic Dr Dan Hikuroa (Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato-Tainui, Pākehā) has been appointed to the position of Commissioner – Culture, on the New Zealand National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
These brand new mid-year NPM internships have been designed to support tauira and enhance research outcomes in these uncertain times. The internships require senior or mid-career researchers and students to work together to design an internship which will have relevance to Māori in the face of a fast changing and challenging Covid-19 environment.
In order to access these internships NPM Investigators and Researchers must conceive of and outline a project and connect with a student that they want to work with, submitting all details in one application. And so;
Part of NPM’s Tautoko strategy given COVID-19 impact is to support 40 tauira (students) to complete their theses and degree requirements. A suite of new NPM completion scholarships are now open for Māori students across Aotearoa New Zealand. These scholarships provide opportunities and support for Honours, Masters and Doctoral students to complete their studies in 2020.
Applications for these scholarships are open and close 16 June 2020. Selections will take place in the final two weeks of June and all scholarships start from July 1.