International Indigenous Research Conference: 15 - 18 November, 2016
Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland | New Zealand
Nau mai! Haere mai! All are welcome
Submissions for our 3-Minute Thesis Competition have now closed. Please contact NPM if you would like to discuss a late submission.
Our November 2016 conference will be structured around Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga's key research themes for the next five years;
- Whai Rawa – Prosperous Indigenous Economies
- Te Tai Ao – Healthy Natural Environments
- Mauri Ora – Indigenous Human Flourishing
- Mahi Auaha – Creative Indigenous Innovation
- Te Reo me Ngā Tikanga Māori – Thriving Indigenous Languages and Cultures
These five thematic areas and the conference itself will be supported and delivered through a programme of Te Reo me Ngā Tikanga Māori.
At this year's conference we will be holding a movie night on the evening of Thursday 17 November, screening the award winning films - The Price of Peace, Te Mana o te Moana and The Dark Horse.
Each of the three films will be followed by a Q & A session with special, invited guests. Attendance is free for all conference attendees, but you must register below to save your space!
On the Monday before the start of this year's International Indigenous Research Conference, NPM is hosting three important pre-conference workshops.
Nau mai! Haere mai! All are welcome.
Presenters for this years NPM International Indigenous Research Conference, will gather together with attendees from more than 100 tribal nations from around the indigenous world.
Keynote presenters for the 2016 conference include:
There are a number of registration options for the conference this year:
NZ $550 Full Registration
NZ $600 Full Registration - Standard
NZ $250 Single Day Registration
NZ $300 Student Registration - Earlybird
NZ $350 Student Registration - Standard
Previous Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) conferences have been held in Auckland to wide acclaim - highlighting not only our mutual indigeneity, but also the multidisciplinary approach that is essential for indigenous development.
Dr. Kyle Powys Whyte (Potawatomi) holds the Timnick Chair in the Humanities at Michigan State University. He is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Community Sustainability, a faculty member of the Environmental Philosophy & Ethics graduate concentration, and a faculty affiliate of the American Indian Studies and Environmental Science & Policy programs. His primary research addresses moral and political issues concerning climate policy and Indigenous peoples and the ethics of cooperative relationships between Indigenous peoples and climate science organizations. He is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.
Sir Mason Durie KNZM FRSNZ FRANZCP (Rangitāne, Ngāti Kauwhata, Ngāti Raukawa) is one of New Zealand’s most respected academics, and was knighted in 2010 for services to public and Māori health.
He has a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Otago, and has focused on improving Māori health outcomes for much of his career. In 1988 he was appointed Professor and Head of Te Pūtahi-ā-Toi, School of Māori Studies at Massey University and subsequent to that was appointed Chair of Māori Research and Development in 2002.
Joe Williams (Ngāti Pūkenga, Waitaha, Tapuika) is a High Court Judge and former Chairperson of the Waitangi Tribunal. He is an internationally recognised expert in indigenous rights law and one of New Zealand’s leading specialists on Māori land and legal issues.
Dr Donna DeGennaro teaches at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Her passion for creating socially focused just learning designs that are technology-mediated and youth-driven, has fueled her work with youth in informal learning environments in the US and abroad for the past 10 years.
Patrick Kelly (T’esots’en. Leq'á:mel First Nation) is a member of the Leq:amel First Nation (Sto:lo Nation.) He operates a consulting business and was Advisor and Director of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry. He has previously been an Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of BC, and in December 2010, Patrick was appointed as Governor of the Law Foundation of BC.
Tracey McIntosh (Ngāi Tūhoe) has presented internationally on her groundbreaking research. She is an Associate Professor and teaches in the sociology and criminology programme at the University of Auckland. Her current areas of research are women in prison - particularly Māori women, while she also while also looking at male ex-prisoners with gang associations.She is particularly interested in looking at the intergenerational transfer of social inequalities, focusing the prison situation in New Zealand where the country has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world and also one of the highest levels of racial disproportionality.
Jacinta Ruru (Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Maniapoto) is co-Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, and Professor of Law at the University of Otago and has presented widely at conferences around the world.