The programme for NPM's 2016 International Indigenous Research Conference is now available online and for download.

This programme details over 177 Panel, Oral, Roundtable and Academic Poster sessions and 6 keynote presentations.

Link here to download a copy of our full conference programme

Two outstanding Māori scholars - Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith and Professor Jacinta Ruru - have today been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand, honouring their careers and distinction in research and scholarship.

Linda and Jacinta are the first Māori women to be elected as Fellows in the 149 year history of the Society and are researchers of international repute. They have deep and enduring ties with Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence. 

Registrations for NPM's 2016 International Indigenous Research Conference close on 31st October. Get in now to secure your place! 

The conference runs from 15 - 18 November, with a series of exciting pre-conference workshops being held on Monday 14 November.

2014 Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Awardee Sharon Toi was highlighted in Fulbright's publication - Bright Sparks in September. Link to the article here.

Sharon's 2014 Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award enabled her to research the invisibility of Indigenous women in tribal governance, at the University of Arizona in Tucson, towards a PhD in Law from the University of Waikato. 

In her recent Inaugural Professorial Lecture, NPM Co-Director and Otago University Law Professor Jacinta Ruru anchored her research journey within the above Māori proverb to help bring alive the endurance and 'foreverness' of the Māori world in Aotearoa.

Jacinta outlines the ways in which she has sought to contribute towards challenging the law to more respectfully recognise and embrace Indigenous peoples’ authority, laws, values, rights and responsibilities to own, govern and manage land and water. Jacinta is NZ's first Māori Professor of Law.