The past month has been an extremely busy one at NPM with our network being in full planning mode for the upcoming International Indigenous Climate Change Research Summit. The virtual gathering, which will take place from November 13 – 17, is designed to amplify Indigenous voices, ideas and actionable solutions on climate change. We are privileged to have Finnish Sámi leader, artist and activist Pauliina Feodoroff as our invited keynote speaker. You can read more about her mahi and legacy here in this Washington Post article. There is still time to register for IICCRS – early-bird registration closes 13 October.


Another significant gathering is also set to take place with our MAI doctoral network hui-ā-tau which will be hosted at Massey University, Manawatū campus, from 15 – 18 November. The conference is an opportunity for emerging Māori scholars and leaders to present papers, discuss key kaupapa and deepen bonds. Massey MAI co-ordinator Dr Monica Koia and the team have done an incredible job of pulling it all together. Ngā mihi nunui ki a koutou!

Finally, our heartfelt congratulations to Dr Ēnoka Murphy (Ngāti Manawa, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Ruapani and Ngāti Kahungunu) who is the recipient of the prestigious Prime Minister's Educator of the Year award. The award recognises Dr Murphy's outstanding and sustained contribution as a reo Māori champion, and an educator who makes a difference to learners, their whānau and communities.


Kei runga noa atu koe Ēnoka! E poho kererū ana mātou.

Ngā Pou Matarua | Co-Directors

  • Professor Tahu Kukutai
  • Professor Linda Waimarie Nikora

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