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Decolonization, Sustainability, and the Role of Indigenous Methodologies

Linda Tuhiwah Smith
(Iwi: Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Porou)

  • Professor, University of Waikato
  • Pro-Vice Chancellor Māori and Dean, School of Māori and Pacific Development
  • Fellow, American Association for Research in Education

Leonie Pihama
(Iwi: Te Ātiawa, Ngā Māhanga a Tairi, Ngāti Māhanga)

  • Director, Te Kotahi Research Institute at the University of Waikato
  • Director, Māori and Indigenous Analysis Ltd
  • Associate Professor, University of Auckland

Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy

  • Director, ASU Center for Indian Education
  • President’s Professor and Borderlands Professor of Indigenous Education and Justice, ASU's School of Social Transformation

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Tuhiwai Smith has over 25 years of experience in Kaupapa Māori theory, research, and policy development. She has been at the cutting edge of Kaupapa Māori methodology and is widely respected within the Māori health research sector. Her research interests span across health, education, youth, Māori language, and Māori development. She aims to disseminate research to the Māori people and train Māori and other indigenous communities in research skills.

Leonie Pihama was the Director of the International Research Institute for Maori and Indigenous Education. She is a leading kaupapa Māori educator and researcher and has served on the Māori Health Committee for the Health Research Council. She has extensive expertise connecting to a wide-range of communities and iwi, which enable her to relate to people throughout Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy is Special Advisor to President Crow on American Indian Affairs. His research focuses on race and justice issues, the experiences of Indigenous students, staff, and faculty in higher education, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, and Indigenous Research Methods. He is the co-editor of the Journal of American Indian Education and lead author of Post-secondary Education for American Indian and Alaska Natives: Higher Education for Nation Building and Self-Determination, an ASHE monograph.

In this conversation, Māori scholars and public intellectuals will consider the natural ways that sustainability overlaps with indigenous knowledge.

Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, October 27, 2016
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.