July 13, 2022
PM’s scholarships fund indigenous links
A Te Kuiti Marae has secured support from the Prime Minister’s scholarship programme for study visits to Brazil and Japan.
A group from Te Piruru Marae will spend four weeks in Brazil engaging with indigenous people, specifically the Ashaninki people of western Brazil and Peru.
The marae has also organised a six-week internship programme with the Ainu people in Japan.
The Erana Kaunga Tuhura Whanua Trust, which has Ngati Porou connections, is heading for a four-week Green Educators program and Green Growth course in Bali, Indonesia, including learning about permaculture at the Kul Kul Farm and bamboo construction and sustainable building techniques in architecture and design firm IBUKU.
TupuToa, which works with corporates and public sector organisations to encourage Māori and Pacific potential in the workplace, is sending students on a nine-week internship and entrepreneur programme in Taipei, Asia’s Silicon Valley.
The University of Waikato has a six-week indigenous development exchange with indigenous nations in Taiwan.
It has also teamed up with the University of Auckland to send students to a course on indigenous rights & histories run by the innovative Campus B in Brazil.