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.

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) is seeking to develop new seed and scope research projects for 2019-2020 that align with our ongoing research themes and focus and contribute to our outcomes and vision.

The NPM-New Horizons for Womens Trust Hine Kahukura Research Award is a partnership between Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) and New Horizons for Women Trust (NHWT) and is for Wāhine Māori researchers.

This one off award of $10,000 aims to support research that benefits Māori women, girls and/or whānau in Aotearoa New Zealand and is made annually to assist in research and/or living expenses while conducting your research. 

Eligibility criteria

Before you apply please ensure you meet ALL the following eligibility criteria:

Neihana Matamua (Massey University) recently completed his summer internship working on the project Seeking pathways to mauri ora for tāngata Māori with long-term conditions.

In this project he was focusing on the first stage of a wider project (also funded by NPM), arranging and participating in the intimate interview process, which looked into the experiences of Māori living with long-term health conditions (LTHC).

Te Kooanga Uetuhiao Te Owai Awatere-Reedy (Victoria University of Wellington) - has been working as an NPM and Borrin Foundation Intern on the project Te Akinga: a Māori law treatise.

With supervision provided by Dr Carwyn Jones, Te Kooanga has been conducting research that will help to frame the development of tikanga Māori within the practice of law in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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