The preliminary programme for the 2014 International Indigenous Development Research Conference has now been released.
This programme (attached for download below) includes our now confirmed keynote speakers and presentations over the four days of the conference, which runs from Tuesday 25th November through to Friday 28th November.
Over 190 speakers will present throughout the conference, in a combination of parallel and panel presentations, poster presentations, round tables and of course our keynotes.
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.
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.
Astronomy is the study of the objects in the sky (stars, planets, moons, galaxies, comets etc). Traditionally Māori held great knowledge of astronomy and their studies of the night sky played an important role in everyday life. Much of this knowledge remains recorded in te reo Māori and sits within karakia, waiata, whakataukī, and within place names. This project explores the language of Māori astronomy to understand how important it was to our ancestors. It will also help to revive the language of Māori astronomy exploring how this knowledge can be used in a modern world.