Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Partnerships
Making a difference in our global sustainability will need the lived experiences and histories of all cultures. Our efforts continue to recognise and use non-Western knowledge of the environment, such as the concept of kaitiakitanga (protectors of the land).
This major is for anyone who wants to understand and engage with mana whenua and other indigenous communities to work towards the shared goal of sustainability and wellbeing for all.
Be the next generation of kaitiaki and help others to grow.
- Learn about Māori and Pasifika relationships with natural resources, and current issues in Aotearoa politics
- Engage with local communities and iwi through field studies and an internship
- Customisable major so you can follow your interests, such as in activism, policy, natural resource management, business, economics, and health
- Develop collaboration and leadership values of manaakitanga (hospitality) and whakawhanaungatanga (connections)
Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Partnerships major
For the major in the Bachelor of Social and Environmental Sustainability, complete the following courses:
Many industries seek out graduates with leadership skills and cultural awareness. This major will teach you how to build relationships and help communities, regions, and businesses transform their cultural values and sustainable practices.
Some career pathways could include:
- Government sectors
- Advisory and project consultancy
- Communications and stakeholder engagement
Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
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