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Special Events & Activities

Mai ki te Ao Indigenous Doctoral Pre-Conference:

On June 20 -23rd 2019 the MAI ki te Ao Indigenous Doctoral Pre-Conference  will provide an opportunity for networking for Māori and Indigenous Doctoral scholars and create a safe space for the presentation of PhD research projects.

The academic staff leading the event development are Assoc Prof Leonie Pihama, Prof Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Dr Naomi Simmonds and Dr Hinekura Smith.

Indigenous faculty are encouraged to attend.

Advancing Indigenous Innovation in Science and Technology Workshop

Tuesday 25th June 2019, 9am - 4pm

University of Waikato

How do Indigenous people ‘connect’ with cutting edge science? Is it as passive recipients of new technologies or is there an active engagement to change how high-tech science is conceived and developed? This one day workshop considers how Indigenous people are actively using Indigenous knowledge, processes and approaches to change how cutting edge science is undertaken.

Registrations are essential as numbers are limited to 100.  Register here


If you’re looking to make the most of your time while at NAISA, why not check out some of the special events happening in and around the conference?


Merata - How Mum Decolonised the Screen
500 Years: Life in Resistance
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Onepū - Atamira Dance Company
Cellfish - Play
Raven Steals the Light: Stories of Transformation – Performance
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Nivara Lounge Live Gig
Waikato Museum
Traverse Art Exhibition by Inuk artist Mark Igloliorte (Canada)
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Te Kai o te Rangatira: The Food of the Chiefs Lunchtime Talks
Meeting of interested people for the establishment of a Pacific Studies Association
Post-graduate Networking Lunch
Takatāpui/Two-Spirit/Indigenous LGBTIQ Gathering
Indigital Play: Indigenous Video Games and VR Room
A Gendered Lens on Indigenous Governance in Canada and New Zealand:
Ending the Removal of Indigenous Children From Families

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