The 6th international biennial conference investigated the following themes:
- Optimising Indigenous Economic Wellbeing
- Healthy and Thriving Indigenous Families
- Enhancing Indigenous Distinctiveness
Underpinning these themes were the following critical aspects:
- Embracing Indigenous worldviews and knowledge creation
- Furthering Excellent Indigenous Research Capability
- Indigenous action taking and transformation
The conference had nine keynote speakers, including six eminent international indigenous scholars and three internationally recognised from here in Aotearoa New Zealand.
The keynote speakers were:
Dr Alan Parker (International Keynote sponsored by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi)
Professor Gerald Taiaiake Alfred (International Keynote sponsored by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi)
The Hon Dr Pita R Sharples, JP, CBE
Associate Professor Harald Gaski
Dr. Kamana’opono Crabbe
Professor Karina Walters
Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith
Professor Marie Battiste
Associate Professor Tracey McIntosh
Over 200 submissions were received and reviewed by the Abstracts Committee and the abstracts were high quality, covering all conference themes and from over 20 countries. In the end around 150 presentations were presented at the conference.
Conference Proceedings will be published around March 2015.
To visit the 2014 conference website www.indigenousdevelopment2014.ac.nz
To see videos of keynotes from our last conference, visit here