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Ngāi Tahu Seminars

08 February 2024

UC's Ngāi Tahu Centre hosts a series of seminars. See what's coming up and check out previous Ngāi Tahu seminars.


Nau mai, haere mai. The Ngāi Tahu Centre hosts a series of seminars. 

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Previous seminars:

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Title: Incorporating Indigenous Values into Teacher Professional Learning and Development for Culturally Responsive Classroom Management
Porsha London
Date: Tuesday 24 April 2018
Read more: Porsha London Presentation

Title: Short Seminar Series from Academic Leaders hailing from Yunnan University, China.
 Prof. Zhang Liang, Prof. Xiao-Bin Li, Prof. Qin Yanjia, Prof. Zhang Haichao,
Dr. Jianfeng Zhang
Date: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Read more: Yunnan Group Poster

Title: ‘Ecological and sociocultural indicators of estuarine shellfisheries in Hawai`i and Aotearoa NZ'
Ani Murchie
Date: Friday 8th December 2017
Read more: Ani Murchie Poster

Title: ‘Improving volcanic ballistic hazard and risk assessments'
 Rebecca Fitzgerald
Date: Wednesday 27th September 2017
Read more: Rebecca Fitzgerald Presentation

‘I depend more on photographs to help me along’: The Ngāi Tahu portraits in Lore and History of the South Island Maori
 Helen Brown
Date: Monday 31 July 2017
Read more: Helen Brown Presentation

Protecting native forest birds in New Zealand beech forests
Kelly Whitau
Date: Friday 16 June 2017
Read more: Kelly Whitau Presentation 

The Canterbury Roll Digitisation Project: Fostering Historical Engagement in Aotearoa
Zhivannah Cole
Date: Thursday 18 May 2017
Read more: Zhivannah Cole Presentation

Poor Water Quality in First Nation Communities in Canada: Is Source Water Protection Planning a Solution?
 Chris D. Metcalfe, Visiting Erskine Fellow, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, Canada
Date: Tuesday 6 April 2017
Read more: ‌Chris Metcalfe Presentation

Indigenising the concept and process of accountability
 Matthew Scobie (Kāi Tahu)
Date: Tuesday 21 March 2017
Read more: Matthew Scobie Presentation

Pink Pine (Halocarpus biformis): A Commercial Opportunity for Ngāi Tahu 
 Shannon Goldsmith (Ngāi Tahu)
Date: Tuesday 21 February 2017
Read more: Shannon Goldsmith Presentation

Indigenous health in Sápmi: past, present and future
 Per Axelsson
Date: Thursday 17 November 2016.
Read more: Per Axelsson Poster

Formidable Phormidium: Toxic algae in Canterbury Rivers
Tara McAllister
Date: Thursday 13 October 2016.
Read more: Tara McAllister Presentation

Distribution, trapping efficiencies and feeding trials for Kekewai, the native freshwater crayfish (Paranephrops zealandicus) in central Canterbury
Channell Thoms
Date: Thursday 29 September 2016
Read more: Channell Thoms Presentation

Maori-Crown and China-ethnic minority policies: an early exploration
Dr Martin Fisher
Date: Friday 26 August 2016
Read more: ‌Martin Fisher Presentation

The Future of Skills Development and Virtual Reality Training Systems
Rory Clifford
Date: Thursday 28 July 2016 
Read more: Rory Clifford Presentation

Recovery of īnanga spawning sites following the Canterbury earthquakes
 Shane Orchard
Date: Wednesday 29 June 2016
Read more: Shane Orchard Presentation

Does size matter?  Distribution and body size patterns of mayflies across New Zealand temperature gradients
Stephen Pohe
Date: Monday 23 May 2016
Read more: Steven Pohe Presentation

Adolescent Māori Mental Health: Emerging Risk Factors
 Mihiroa Gillies
Date: Wednesday 27 April 2016
Read more: Mihi Gillies Presentation

Understanding the politics of recovery in post-earthquake Christchurch: discursive strategies and praxis
Steven Kensinger
Date: Tuesday 22 March 2016
Read more: Steven Kensinger Presentation

Kai hiku, kai ūpoko Tribal Economic Wānanga 15-27 February 2016
This wānanga was a series of seminars and discussions with a number of international keynote speakers from Alaskan and Canadian First Nations who have actively developed economies and business on their reserves.

Understanding grain deviations in wood
 Stephanie McRae (Ngāi Tahu)
Date: Wednesday 25 November 2015
Read more: Stephanie McRae Presentation

Accountability for risk in the deep sea petroleum exploration arena: a critical discourse analysis
 Matthew Scobie (Ngāi Tahu)
Date: Tuesday 15 September 2015
Read more: Matt Scobie Presentation

Te Pūtairiki Seminar Series 2015: Judge Annis Somerville (NTRC Sponsored seminar)
Theme: Māori Legal Issues in the 21st CenturyTopic: Tikanga in the Family Court
 Judge Annis Somerville (Ngāi Tahu), Judge of the Tauranga Family Court
Date: Thursday 6th August 2015

The social, cultural, and ecological values of shellfisheries in Canterbury
Ani Kainamu (Ngāpuhi/Te Tai Tokerau/Tamaki Makau Rau), Doctoral Candidate
Date: Tuesday 28 July 2015
Read more: Ani Kainamu Presentation

The State of Play for Aboriginal Communities: Forced Closures, De-funding and Other Struggles
Professor Bob Morgan (Gumilaroi) from Walgett, Western NSW, Australia
Date: Wednesday 24 June 2015

Methane formation at the Dun Mountain Ophiolite, Nelson Lakes, New Zealand
 Joanna Pawson (Ngāti Kahungunu), MSc
Date: Thursday 4 June 2015
Read more: Joanna Pawson Seminar

Effects of Isolation on Pollinators
 Christie Webber (Te Rarawa), MSc Candidate
Date: Tuesday 2 December 2014
Read more: Christie Webber Presentation

'Indigenising the Corporation' - Indigenous Organisation Design: The Dynamics of Three Contemporary Indigenous Organisations
 Eruera Prendergast-Tarena (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Porou, Te Whānui-ā-Āpanui), Doctoral Candidate
Date: Tuesday 14 October 2014
Read more: Eruera Tarena Presentation

The changing face of co-governance in New Zealand: A study of the arrangements between the Crown and Ngāi Tahu, and the Crown and Tūhoe in facilitating a Treaty-based future
Rachael Harris (Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Pamoana), LLM Candidate
Date: Tuesday 19 August 2014
Read more: Rachael Harris Presentation

Wao Mala: The Gardening Zones of the Kona Field System
 Dr Noa Lincoln, NTRC Research Fellow
Date: Wednesday 30 July 2014
Read more: Noa Lincoln Poster

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