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.
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.
Please note that 2016-2017 applications are now closed.
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Sir Maui Pomare said that "Education is to be the future paddle for our canoe" and here at NPM this philosophy drives us to not only strive for advances across all of our research themes, but also to continue to offer opportunities wherever we can to young Indigenous researchers of the future.
The 2016 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards were held on Wednesday 17 August at Parliament, and NPM's two Co-Directors were both honoured individually for their outstanding body of work and sustained excellence in tertiary teaching.
The awards, which are administered by Ako Aotearoa, celebrate New Zealand’s finest tertiary teachers - as recognised by their organisations, colleagues, students and broader communities.
Professor Jacinta Ruru and Associate Professor Tracey McIntosh were this years individual recipients of the Kaupapa Māori Category.