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He ao! He ao! He Aotearoa!
 
Our 2016 International Indigenous Research Conference is now over and the team here at Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga are reflecting on the events of the week, and the efforts of all of our speakers and national and international delegates who joined us in Tāmaki Makaurau and attend our 7th Biennial Conference.
 

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM), New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence, hosted its 7th Biennial International Indigenous Research Conference from Tuesday 15th - Friday 18th November, with almost 500 delegates attending from New Zealand and around the world.

On the first night of the conference, NPM together with the Independent Māori Statutory Board (IMSB) held an event which launched the IMSB’s Māori Report for Tāmaki Makaurau 2016, and at the same time NPM’s patron Dr The Honorable Sir Pita R. Sharples announced a call for a new National Māori Research Strategy.

On the Monday before the start of this year's International Indigenous Research Conference, NPM successfully hosted three important pre-conference workshops:

The programme for NPM's 2016 International Indigenous Research Conference is now available online and for download.

This programme details over 177 Panel, Oral, Roundtable and Academic Poster sessions and 6 keynote presentations.

Link here to download a copy of our full conference programme

Two outstanding Māori scholars - Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith and Professor Jacinta Ruru - have today been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand, honouring their careers and distinction in research and scholarship.

Linda and Jacinta are the first Māori women to be elected as Fellows in the 149 year history of the Society and are researchers of international repute. They have deep and enduring ties with Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence. 

Registrations for NPM's 2016 International Indigenous Research Conference close on 31st October. Get in now to secure your place! 

The conference runs from 15 - 18 November, with a series of exciting pre-conference workshops being held on Monday 14 November.

2014 Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Awardee Sharon Toi was highlighted in Fulbright's publication - Bright Sparks in September. Link to the article here.

Sharon's 2014 Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award enabled her to research the invisibility of Indigenous women in tribal governance, at the University of Arizona in Tucson, towards a PhD in Law from the University of Waikato. 

In her recent Inaugural Professorial Lecture, NPM Co-Director and Otago University Law Professor Jacinta Ruru anchored her research journey within the above Māori proverb to help bring alive the endurance and 'foreverness' of the Māori world in Aotearoa.

Jacinta outlines the ways in which she has sought to contribute towards challenging the law to more respectfully recognise and embrace Indigenous peoples’ authority, laws, values, rights and responsibilities to own, govern and manage land and water. Jacinta is NZ's first Māori Professor of Law.

Please note that 2016-2017 applications are now closed.

Do you want to drive your research career forward? Do you want to work with some of NZ's foremost Indigenous researchers? Do you want to be part of our vision of Māori leading NZ into the future?

Sir Maui Pomare said that "Education is to be the future paddle for our canoe" and here at NPM this philosophy drives us to not only strive for advances across all of our research themes, but also to continue to offer opportunities wherever we can to young Indigenous researchers of the future.

On the Monday before the start of this year's International Indigenous Research Conference, NPM is hosting three important pre-conference workshops.

Register for these Monday 14 November workshops and events. Nau mai! Haere mai! All are welcome.

Indigenous Data - Indigenous Sovereignty Workshop
Indigenous Food Sovereignty Workshop
Early Career & Post Graduate Workshop
MAI Te Kupenga Breakfast
NPM Book Launch

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