The purpose of this summer internship project is to explore the potential to develop hauora and pūtaiao solutions for Te Toki Voyaging trust in their kaupapa of kaitiakitanga and mauri ora of the marine environment through traditional navigation and sailing.

The project involves wānanga with Te Toki Voyaging Trust, sailing and supporting ngā kaupapa waka.

The student intern will also examine literature, work alongside key members associated with the Te Toki Voyaging Trust, and the Te Koronga: Indigenous Science Research Theme.

The student will also have the opportunity to attend wānanga in Dunedin and throughout New Zealand, as these arise over the summer break.

Intern - Rangiiria Barclay-Kerr Waikato-Tainui, Ngaati Puukenga University of Otago Supervisors - Drs Anne-Marie Jackson and Hauiti Hakopa University of Otago, Te Koronga
Project commenced:

Research Lead(s) and Team

Ngāti Whatua Te Roroa Ngāpuhi Ngāti Wai Ngāti Kahu o Whangaroa
Senior Lecturer

Anne-Marie Jackson is a lecturer in Māori physical education and health at the University of Otago, and joined the School of Physical Education as an academic staff member in 2011.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Physical Education Honours degree majoring in Exercise Sport Science and a Master of Physical Education focusing on education policy at the School of Physical Education, she completed a doctorate in Māori studies and physical education examining rangatiratanga and Māori health and well-being within a customary fisheries context.

Ngāti Tūwharetoa
Postdoctoral Fellow

Hauiti is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow based at Te Tumu - University of Otago and specialises in collecting information about waahi tapu, waahi tipuna (sacred|cultural/heritage|ancestral sites), oral narratives (moteatea - traditional songs/chants, korereo purakau - stories) and whakapapa (genealogies) embedded in ancestral landscapes and uses modern GIS mapping technology to enhance this process.