The 6th biennial International Indigenous Development Research Conference 2014 was held in Auckland on 25-28 November 2014, hosted by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence.
The proceedings include 20 peer reviewed papers from around the world and can be freely downloaded below.
Every year Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga presents a range of grants and awards from pre-doctoral through to early, mid-career and senior levels. All of these grants are positioned to advance an aspect of our research plan, and a series of new grants have been made available in 2015.
These grants are part of our ongoing program to support the development and delivery of excellent research which leads to positive change.
Please note that all the grants outlined below need to be completed by 20 December 2015. There will be no extensions this year.
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) - New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence – recently received a report commissioned from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) to assess the economic, social and other impacts of its research.
A summary of key findings from this research impact evaluation are:
The Native Planet documentary series tells stories of the unique spiritual connection First Peoples have with mother earth and their passion to defend it - and this past month they started screening the first season of this series in Canada.
Episode One was filmed in 2013 and documents host Simon Baker and the Native Planet team as they travel to New Zealand and with the assistance of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, record how science and indigenous knowledge are combining to offer hope to a small North island hāpu and their sacred lake.
On Sunday 14th September & Monday 16th September, the symposium - Whakarongo ki a Tangaroa - He Tohu! - centred around the 2011 Rena disaster is running at Ōtamarākau Marae in the Bay of Plenty, bringing research from the 'ivory towers' back to the pa and home communities.
Māori are more likely to be assessed and treated by a health practitioner trained within a western cultural system that pays little attention to Māori worldviews and continue to experience misdiagnosis, non-voluntary admissions, inappropriate psychometric testing, high suicide rates, limited choices, differences in medication regimes and poorer treatment outcomes.