Claire is a visiting Masters of Education Student from the University of Toronto with the Department of Social Justice. Her research involves the revitalisation, resurgence, and reclamation of Indigenous languages, knowledge, and practices in educational settings, and how this benefits Indigenous student wellbeing, identity, and success.
The Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga network includes researchers and academics from around Aotearoa New Zealand, as well as international advisors and scholars, members of our 21 partner institutions and also professional support staff based at the Centres host institution, the University of Auckland.
In this section you can identify members of NPM's Board, Research Committee, Research Leadership Team, Theme Leaders, International Advisory Board and Staff as well as view a list of NPM Researchers currently working on project research which is driven, supported and funded by the centre.
Dr Hinekura Smith (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Te Ati Awa) is NPM's Emerging Researchers’ Leader, providing further national leadership and coordination of MAI Te Kupenga and developing and nurturing initiatives that contribute to the outcomes and objectives of NPM’s Capability and Capacity Strategy.
Honorine Franswah assists with all the administrative functions of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, including the Centre’s reception and secretarial duties. Honorine obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Madras and brings substantial administrative experience from nearly 20 years involvement in the manufacturing sector in India. More recently she provided administrative support at The University of Auckland prior to taking up her role at the Centre.
Professor Poia Rewi lectures at Te Tumu (School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies), the University of Otago. His main areas of research and teaching, and community engagement involve the Māori language, Māori culture, education and performing arts. He is Co-Principal Investigator on the three-year Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Pae Tawhiti initiative on Te Reo Māori.
Te Kororia Netana-Rakete (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngā Wai) coordinates the publication processes of AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, as well as contributing to other publishing projects at Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.