10 Years of AlterNative!

The latest issue of the journal (Volume 10, issue 3) is now available online and in print.

Topics in this issue are extremely diverse and cover Latin American history, indigenous education, identity, social movements, historical and intergenerational trauma, game design, research ethics in health and ageing research and environmental impact assessment.

Professor Michael Walker (Whakatōhea) ONZM, a founding Joint Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM), New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence, has been invited to deliver the opening address of the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) General Assembly on the 30th August, 2014.

This Saturday at the Auckland Museum Professor Walker will give the opening keynote presentation to this pre-eminent group of scientists, who are visiting the country for next week’s 31st ICSU General Assembly.

Tekiteora Rolleston-Gabel was chosen by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga to attend the 8th Asian Science Camp in Singapore this year.

Currently a student at Ngā Taiātea Wharekura, Hamilton's only Māori-language immersion secondary school, Tekiteora is in her final year at school studying biology and chemistry.

Fulbright New Zealand and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence, are now calling for applications for the Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Scholar Award.

This award, is valued at up to US$37,500, and is for a New Zealand academic, artist or professional to conduct research and/or lecture in the US for three to five months in a field of indigenous development.

“Rangahau Whai Kiko: Transformative Māori and Indigenous Research”

Hosted by MAI ki Waikato on behalf of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and Te Kupenga o MAI the 2014 National Māori & Indigenous Doctoral Conference will be held from Friday 21st November - Sunday 23rd November 2014, at Maketu Marae, Kawhia.

On behalf of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, Te Kupenga o MAI, and MAI ki Waikato, an invitation is being extended to all Māori and Indigenous doctoral candidates to put this date in their diaries.

NPM seeks to invest in further research projects focusing on its research priority ‘Optimising Māori Economic Performance’ that aligns to its research direction.

Optimising Māori Economic Performance – harnessing the contribution of Māori peoples to New Zealand’s economic development through increased, successful and positive participation in the general economy and through distinctive Māori contributions to economic development.

NPM is seeking applications from individuals or groups within its PRE Network interested in undertaking research within the scope of the RFP.

Kia ora koutou katoa,

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is very pleased to announce its 2014 - 2015 summer internship programme.  This programme is designed for Māori and Indigenous students who are looking to advance their skills and capacity in indigenous development research.

Students will work under the direction and guidance of a senior researcher on a project that aligns with, and contributes to, advancing the research plan of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.

There are 10 internships available and each is worth $NZD5,000

We are pleased to announce that applications opened on Monday, 4th August, for our Research Methods and Skills Scholarships via the New Zealand Social Statistics Network (NZSSN) programme 2014.

Up to 10 scholarships will be offered to our Māori and Indigenous researchers and tertiary students (undergraduate with the required prerequisites or postgraduate) in our Participating Research Entities to attend any of the short courses offered.

Tēnā koutou katoa i tēnei rangi, te tīmatanga o Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Heoi anō, ko ngā mihi nui ēnei ā Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga ki Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori e kawe ake nei, e whakatairanga ake nei i tēnei kaupapa ia tau, ia tau kia noho tonu ai ko te reo Māori hei mea nui ki roto i te hinengaro o te tangata, ahakoa ko wai, ahakoa no hea. Nā reira e hoa mā, kia mau, kia ū, kia manawanui ki te reo taketake o tēnei whenua. Kōrerotia te reo, tuhituhia te reo, pānuitia te reo kia kore ai e ngaro, pēnei i te ngaronga o te moa. He taonga te reo Māori.

AlterNative celebrates the 10th anniversary of the journal this year.

The first issue in 2014 the 10th anniversary milestone, Volume 10(1), is on education with important and thought-provoking articles from scholars in Australia and Botswana. Other submissions come from those working in Canada, Aotearoa New Zealand and Costa Rica.