Colloquium to discuss Māori and Social Issues

Press Release – Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) will hold a national colloquium on April 5th to discuss Māori and social issues research and policy needs and priorities, and the contribution research may make to address these issues.Colloquium to discuss Māori and Social Issues

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) will hold a national colloquium on April 5th to discuss Māori and social issues research and policy needs and priorities, and the contribution research may make to address these issues.

The first book in the NPM Edited Collections Series, Māori and Social Issues, will be launched as part of the event. Edited by Dr Tracey McIntosh and Malcolm Mulholland, and published in collaboration with Huia, several of the authors will present at the colloquium.

Speakers and topics are:
Guest speaker Hon. Dr Pita Sharples
Dr Tahu Kukutai – Contemporary issues in Māori Demography
Dr Te Kawehau Hoskins – Māori education and achievement
Dr Tracey McIntosh – Incarceration and confinement
Professor Rawiri Taonui – Māori gangs
Dr Amohia Boulton – Resilience as a conceptual framework for understanding the Māori experience: positions, challenges and risks.

Speakers will take part in a panel discussion on the role of current and future research, identifying solutions and policies to address social issues and needs.

While this book and colloquium deal with social problems, this is not a call to a return of deficit research. Rather it is an opportunity to collectively provide power-centred, Māori-centred perspectives and solutions.

When: Thursday, 5th April 2012, 10am–2pm
Where: Te Raukura – Te Wharewaka o Pōneke, Wellington

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) is a Centre of Research Excellence consisting of 16 participating research entities and hosted by The University of Auckland. NPM conducts research of relevance to Māori communities and is an important vehicle by which New Zealand continues to be a key player in global indigenous research and affairs. Its research is underpinned by the vision to realise the creative potential of Māori communities and to bring about positive change and transformation in the nation and wider world. Visit www.maramatanga.ac.nz

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