Celebrating 20 years of being Aotearoa New Zealand’s only Indigenous Centre of Research Excellence, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) are excited to invite you to join us online from 15 – 18 November 2022 for our 2nd virtual and 10th International Indigenous Research Conference (IIRC).
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.
Kowhiti19, kei hea tōu mārie?
Covid 19, where is your calm?
E te momo kaitangata, kei hea tōu āiotanga?
O human-eating species, where is your serenity?
Ngaua i runga, ngaua i raro.
Devouring from above, devouring from below
Ngaua i tata, ngaua i mamao.
Consuming from close by, consuming from afar
Pōkaihia tōu takapau hei waha i tō mate hei hoa mōu.
Wrap your ceremonial mat of death as your friend to accompany you,
Waiho mai mātou hei apakura ki ērā kua kāhakihia e koe,
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 Capacity Strategy.
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.
WATCH --> Professor Suzanne Pitama (Ngati Kahungunu) messaging on "Noho ki te kāinga" - Stay at Home during COVID-19 Alert level 4 Aotearoa/New Zealand State of Emergency. Suzanne Pitama (Ngati Kahungunu) is the Associate Dean Maori and Professor at the University of Otago, Christchurch. Suzanne is also the Chair of The Māori Health Committee, a statutory committee of the Health Research Council and responsible for advising Council on health research for Māori, including cultural issues relating to the gathering, verification, and validation of information.
WATCH--> Dr Lynne Russell messaging on "Noho ki te kāinga" - Stay at Home during COVID-19 Alert level 4 Aotearoa/New Zealand State of Emergency. Dr Lynne Russell is a senior research fellow in Māori health at Victoria University of Wellington. She has recently emerged from 14 days of self-isolation and is thrilled to be reunited with her whānau and especially her mokopuna.
WATCH --> Mauri Ora Co-Theme Leader Dr Mohi Rua (Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Whakaue) of the Māori & Psychology Research Unit at the University of Waikato helping to distribute 40,000 Ingham chickens! Here's a glimpse of just one of the 'actions' our Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga researchers and network are engaged in.
- Huia te pōHuia te kāhui wairua kia pū tahi, kia pū tini, kia pū manoHuia te ao māramaHuia te manawa taki ora kia mae, kia rāwakiwaki, kia ea te haku tangi ake nei.Kua tau te ataata o te maunga tītōhea ki te raki, ki te tonga, ki uta, ki tai.He aha kei tōna ataata? He kohu, he roi, he tōmairangi; he maimai aroha i te kāhui rangi ki te nukuroa. He pokenga whenua, he pokenga whatumanawa. Ko koe, e koro, kei te tauihu, kei te taurapa, kei te riu o tōu waka; ko koe ki te hoe, ko koe ki te urungi; nāu te taki e pae ai tōu waka ki uta, ki reira okioki e. Haere e koro, Huirangi, ki te takotoranga tē maunuhia anō ai.
Nā, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga