Vincent Malcolm-Buchanan passed away in Auckland on Saturday 1 June, after a period of intense illness. Aligned with Ngāti Whare of Te Whaiti, and Ngāti Pikiao of Rotoiti, he was an exceptional teacher, exemplary scholar and sensitive mentor. As a youth in Rotorua, he dazzled tourists on the concert stage, and pursued a career in hospitality. Contact with overseas visitors prompted him to aim much higher, and he commenced a degree in Religious Studies at Canterbury in the early 2000s. Vincee transferred to Waikato, completing his BA in Religious Studies & Anthropology in 2006.
Providing informed and expert Māori researched evidenced insights is central to the work of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM), and this week NPM has launched a new series of think piece papers to provide research and focus to critical topic areas and issues facing Aotearoa New Zealand.
NPM's partnership with Fulbright New Zealand continues in 2019 with our well established and popular Graduate and Scholar awards.
Applications for the 2019 Fulbright-NPM Graduate Award are currently open and close 1 August 2019.
The Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award is for a promising New Zealand graduate student to undertake postgraduate study or research at a US institution in the field of Indigenous development.
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) and Radio Kahungunu were delighted to launch the new te reo Māori app – Pukapuka Kōrero Tahi, a Māori language resource based on treasured collections from the storehouse of oral archives at Radio Kahungunu.
Professor James Te Wharehuia Milroy (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Koura) 1937-2019
Kei te taumata okiokinga e Te Wharehuia
Nā tō wehenga kua pōwhara te ao Māori
Hoake nā ki te paenga purapura tuawhiti
He ihuoneone mō te reo me ōna tikanga
Kua ea ai tō rahi, tō ihi tē taea te wareware
Nā tō Hinenuitepō porokī, kua riro
Nā reira, takoto pū ki tona korowai manaaki
Over the past four years NPM has hosted a number of First Nations interns from the University of Toronto, as part of the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships. This programme aims to mobilise a dynamic community of young global leaders to create lasting impacts both at home and abroad through inter-cultural exchanges.
In mid-April we welcomed Claire Zwicker (Chippewa) into NPM as one of our 2019 QEII Interns.
A group of independent Indigenous experts from the United Nations recently visited New Zealand to assist Government and Iwi in developing a strategy and plan for the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, via a series of hui held across the country.
The delegation comprised members of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) which provides States with expertise and advice on the rights of Indigenous peoples.