Jacinta Ruru is co-Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, and Professor of Law at the University of Otago. Her research has focused on exploring Indigenous peoples' legal rights to own, manage and govern land and water including national parks and minerals in Aotearoa New Zealand, Canada, United States, Australia and the Scandinavia countries.
Tracey McIntosh (Ngāi Tūhoe) is Professor of Indigenous Studies and Co-Head of Te Wānanga o Waipapa at the University of Auckland, as well as being interim Co-Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. She previously taught in the sociology and criminology programme at the University of Auckland. Tracey brings a high level of experience to her roles in international work, community development, student equity and in her wider contributions to the academic community.
Daniel is the Executive Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, and has been since 2011. He directs and plans the entire Centre’s business activities, including contracting, financial operations, resources planning, risk management, systems and performance measures and manages the Centre's investment portfolios.
Te Kororia Netana-Rakete (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngā Wai) coordinates the publication processes of AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, as well as contributing to other publishing projects at Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.
Kiri West-McGruer (Ngāti Maru) is NPM's MAI Journal Coordinator and oversees the production of articles submitted to MAI journal from submission through to publication.
Kiri has a Master of Arts – First Class Honours, Honours in Sociology with First Class Honours, Bachelor of Arts (Sociology and Political Science) from the University of Auckland. Her Masters looked at the development of Research Ethics Frameworks and how we might understand or critique established ethics models from an Indigenous perspective.