Biennial Ngā Pae o Te Maramatanga Conference kicks off
IIRC18 was our 8th biennial international conference for the sharing of premiere Māori and Indigenous knowledge, research and scholarship. We welcomed and invited Indigenous researchers from all parts of the world to our place, over 560 delegates attended from over 100 tribal nations and 15 countries. They joined us in Aotearoa New Zealand, in our beautiful city of Auckland, and met at our gathering place at Waipapa marae, Tānenuiārangi, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.
We trust those attending were inspired by excellence, connections, creativity, deep thought and scholar activism. Embracing the overarching conference theme of ‘Indigenous Futures’ there was something for everyone – the pre-conference workshops, seven keynotes, almost 200 paper presentations, panels, posters, movie, book launch and performances among other activities, connections and sharing. Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre for Research Excellence, was honoured by the many delegates and communities presence. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa