November 16, 2016
Nga Pae o Te Maramatanga has called for a national research agenda driven by Maori.
The Maori centre for research excellence is hosting almost 500 scholars from more than 50 tribal nations around New Zealand and the world at Auckland University this week for the International Indigenous Research Conference.
Co-director Tracey McIntosh says the conference opening included the launch of the Independent Maori Statutory Board’s Auckland Report.
That points to the value of a national agenda.
"What if Maori determined what the research environment would look like? What if Maori decided what research is critical? Our vision is Maori taking New Zealand into the future and we take that really seriously. So we over the next year, will draw in the strength and breadth of all our researchers in all our disciplines to help create this agenda for the nation," Associate Professor McIntosh says.
Maori researchers are embedded at hapu, community and iwi level and in disciplines across the board.
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