Seventh International Indigenous Research Wānanga

The Seventh International Indigenous Research Wānanga for mid-career and senior Māori and Indigenous researchers was held in Rotorua in November.

The Wānanga provided an opportunity and space for the researchers to present, consider, discuss, evaluate and complete academic pieces for publication thereby contributing to the Māori, Indigenous and International Academy. This was also an opportunity for researchers to extend national and international indigenous research networks and to enable cross disciplinary conversations related to indigenous research methodologies.

The fifteen attendees were representative of Institutions across the country including Massey Waikato and Auckland Universities, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiarangi and Whanganui based independent research entity Whakauae Maori Research Services. Professor Karina Walters our International indigenous participant from the University of Washington welcomed the opportunity to participate in the International Wānanga.

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