December 18, 2018
Māori leadership masters graduate
The University of Canterbury will today present tohu to the world’s first graduates of a masters degree in Māori and indigenous leadership.
Programme leader Sacha McMeeking, the head of the university’a Aotahi school of Māori and indigenous studies, says the qualification is designed for people aiming for management and governance roles within iwi, Māori, government, community and private sector organisations.
Graduating with Distinction will be Kari Moana Kururangi from Ngāi Tahu, who already holds a law degree and a Bachelor of Arts in te reo Māori.
The focus of her research was a dual-language programme she helped to develop at a new Māori-medium school- Te Pā o Rākaihautu.
Graduating with merit will be Jo McLean, who represents Te Rūnanga o Waihao on the Ngāi Tahu Rūnanga.
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