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Do Not Miss This! | HE WAKA EKE NOA Māori Visiting Scholars | 5/1-5/3 2023

Dear UW Students, Staff, Faculty, and Community Partners,

We are pleased to provide you with this wonderful opportunity to hear and learn more from the He Waka Eke Noa Research Team visiting from New Zealand on May 1st and May 3rd. This event is hosted by the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (IRWI) in collaboration with the Center for Anti-Racism and Community Health (ARCH), the School of Public Health, the Population Health Initiative, and the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMAD).

These presentations will discuss the impact of historical, colonial, and interpersonal trauma of Indigenous communities and decolonizing and anti-racist approaches for repair and restoration. Featured speakers include Dr. Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Dr. Leonie Pihama, Dr. Cherryl Waerea-I-Te-Rangi Smith, and Ms. Ngaropi Raumati.

Talk 1: He Oranga Ngākau: Māori Understandings of Trauma Informed Care

Date and Time: Monday May 1st 3-4:30pm

Location: GNOM S060 with reception to follow in the Vista Café

Zoom Details: TBA

Dr. Linda Tuhiwai Smith

Dr. Smith is a Distinguished Professor at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. She is a researcher, mentor, supervisor, writer and educator renowned for her work in Indigenous Māori education, decolonizing methodologies, and kaupapa Māori. Her book Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples explores intersections between imperialism and research and has been an international best seller since its publication in 1998. She is Pro-Vice Chancellor Māori, Dean of the School of Māori and Pacific Development and Director of Te Kotahi Research Institute at the University of Waikato. She became the first Māori scholar to be elected into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2021. 

Talk 2: Panel with Q&A: Integrating Ancestral Knowledge in Policy & Practice

Date and Time: Wednesday May 3rd 10-11:30am

Location: HUB Room 340

Dr. Leonie Pihama

Dr. Pihama is a mother of six and a grandmother of five. She is the Director of Māori and Indigenous Analysis Ltd, a kaupapa Māori research company. Leonie is a leading kaupapa Māori educator and researcher. Leonie is co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Linda Smith on He Waka Eke Noa.

Dr. Cherryl Waerea i te Rangi Smith

Dr. Smith is a grandmother and researcher. She has over 25 years kaupapa Māori research experience and has led major research projects in the last 15 years on Māori Intergenerational Trauma and Healing, Whakatika: Māori experiences of racism. She works for her iwi managing the research unit.

Ngaropi Raumati

Ms. Raumati is the foundation member, Director, Senior Family Violence Programme Facilitator and community researcher for Tū Tama Wahine o Taranaki Inc. (TTW). TTW is a tangata whenua (Indigenous) development and liberation service working to ensure that Taranaki whānau have a secured sense of identity and connection to each other, where all are able to contribute in the maintenance of a peaceful, prosperous community.