2016 International Indigenous Research Conference

  • 28 October 2016

He ao! He ao! He Aotearoa!

Our 2016 International Indigenous Research Conference is now over and the team here at Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga are reflecting on the events of the week, and the efforts of all of our speakers and national and international delegates who joined us in Tāmaki Makaurau and attend our 7th Biennial Conference.


From Monday's pre-conference workshops and Tuesday's conference opening pōwhiri, through to the final poroporoakī at Waipapa Marae, the almost 500 people attending from 100 tribal nations were challenged and engaged by our prominent keynote speakers and enlightened by many experienced and new researchers on the exciting research they are undertaking and the work they are doing amongst their Indigenous communities.
The over 200 presentations, panels and round-tables throughout the week were inspiring and received great feedback from attendees. Delegates also enjoyed the variety of events that allowed them to engage and socialise with each other, from the opening night call for a National Māori Research Strategy, to the outstanding inaugural Indigenous 3-Minute Thesis Competition, the entertaining conference dinner at Tāmaki Paenga Hira - Auckland War Memorial Museum and the thought provoking films and Q&A sessions of NPM's first movie night, the week provided an array of opportunities for everyone to renew friendships and forge new research collaborations.  
Co-Directors Professor Jacinta Ruru and Associate Professor Tracey McIntosh, on behalf of the conference committee, would like to express their thanks to all those who attended this years conference and made it the success it was. 

The work still continues for NPM, and we are already starting to plan for our 8th Biennial conference two years from now.

2018 will mark 16 years since Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga was established, and we are focusing on bringing together another world-class lineup of influential keynotes, presenters, events and research for all those who attend, to contribute towards global Indigenous research transformation.

NPM 8th Biennial International Indigenous Research Conference 
13 - 16 November 2018
Waipapa Marae & Owen G. Glenn Building
University of Auckland
Tāmaki Makaurau - Auckland, NZ

Abstracts submissions will open in 2017 and Early-bird registrations will be available in early 2018. 

Jacinta and Tracey would also like to thank all of our generous conference sponsors. NPM's biennial conference would not be the success it is without all of your ongoing support and assistance.

For all those who would like to provide some feedback on the conference, please link to this webform or email us at info@maramatanga.ac.nz.


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The 2016 conference keynote presentations are now available on NPM's Media Centre and can be viewed here..