HŌNGONGOI | JULY 2023
July has been a busy month for our NPM secretariat with calls for proposals out for our New Horizons summer internships and Whakaaweawe Impact and Transformation grants, as well as the opening of submissions for our Indigenous Climate Change Research Summit. We are excited about the widespread interest shown in the opportunities on offer and look forward to announcing the outcomes in coming months.
We also recently hosted our second wānanga paetukuku for 2023 on the topic ‘Indigenous data sovereignty in action’. Our quarterly virtual wānanga are a forum for highlighting topical issues, with a focus on te ao Māori solutions for interventions and policy. We were thrilled to see the large turnout for the wānanga, with more than 470 registrations, indicating the high level of interest in the data sovereignty kaupapa. We are grateful to our speakers Gianna Leoni, Moka Apiti and Lee Timutimu and facilitator, Associate Professor Te Taka Keegan. A recording of the event can be viewed here: https://www.maramatanga.ac.nz/node/2060
This month we also begin a regular e-pānui feature on Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum, with the aim of introducing readers to some of the incredible taonga that are being cared for at the museum and the opportunities to connect with iwi, hapū and Māori communities. We hope that sharing these stories might also spark future research and collaboration.
Finally, we note that 9 August is International Day Of The World’s Indigenous Peoples, marking the first meeting of the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations in 1982. A virtual celebration is planned for this year, with the theme ‘Indigenous youth as agents of change for self-determination’. Click here to register: