The COVID-19 pandemic has been taking hold of our Indigenous communities, nations and lives. To our Indigenous friends worldwide, we reach out to connect, to weep for spirits passed, to acknowledge our concern for each other and to be warmed by your gaze. We are devastated by the death toll the pandemic is extracting across the globe yet strengthened by the brave leadership demonstrated by Indigenous leaders to protect and sustain our communities. It is a time for cool heads, swift action and confident resolve. Let us be strong together.
WATCH-->Dr Hinekura Smith (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Te Ati Awa) messaging to the Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga MAI Te Kupenga Doctoral network on staying well during COVID-19 Alert level 4 Aotearoa/New Zealand State of Emergency. Hinekura is NPM's Emerging Researchers’ Leader, providing national leadership and coordination of MAI Te Kupenga and developing and nurturing initiatives that contribute to the outcomes and objectives of NPM’s Capability and Capa
WATCH--> Dr Valance Smith (Ngāpuhi, Waikato, Ngāti Haina, Ngāti Pākehā) messaging on "Noho ki te kāinga" - Stay at Home during COVID-19 Alert level 4 Aotearoa/New Zealand State of Emergency. Valance has recently been appointed to Assistant Pro-Vice Chancellor (Māori Adavncement) and leads the Mātauranga Māori Strategy at AUT.
WATCH-->Dr Dan Hikuroa (Ngāti Maniapoto, Tainui, Te Arawa) messaging on "Noho ki te kāinga" - Stay at Home during COVID-19 Alert level 4 Aotearoa/New Zealand State of Emergency. Dr Dan Hikuroa is an Earth systems scientist and a senior lecturer in Māori Studies Te Wānanga o Waipapa, University of Auckland. He was the Research Director for Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga from July 2011 - December 2015.