Jacinta Ruru is co-Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, and Professor of Law at the University of Otago. Her research has focused on exploring Indigenous peoples' legal rights to own, manage and govern land and water including national parks and minerals in Aotearoa New Zealand, Canada, United States, Australia and the Scandinavia countries.
Daniel is the Executive Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, and has been since 2011. He directs and plans the entire Centre’s business activities, including contracting, financial operations, resources planning, risk management, systems and performance measures and manages the Centre's investment portfolios.
Claire is a visiting Masters of Education Student from the University of Toronto with the Department of Social Justice. Her research involves the revitalisation, resurgence, and reclamation of Indigenous languages, knowledge, and practices in educational settings, and how this benefits Indigenous student wellbeing, identity, and success.
He uri ahau nō Te Rarawa. Āe rā, Te Rarawa kai whare e. Ko Ngāi Tūpoto me Ngāti Moroki ki aku hapū. Ahakoa ētahi atu hononga ki Ngāpuhi me Ngāti Porou hoki. Waihoki, ahakoa he tangata noho taone au, e noho pūmau ana toku ngākau, toku wairua ki te taha o Motukaraka. Āe mārika, Hokianga taniwha rau.
Dr Hinekura Smith (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Te Ati Awa) is NPM's Emerging Researchers’ Leader, providing further national leadership and coordination of MAI Te Kupenga and developing and nurturing initiatives that contribute to the outcomes and objectives of NPM’s Capability and Capacity Strategy.