What is ‘Indigenising the academy’ and why attempt it?
Wednesday 6 December
5:30 PM - Cocktail function
6:30 PM - Public Lecture
Cocktail function - Engineering Foyer
Public Lecture - Lecture Theatre 401-439 (Neon Theatre)
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Te Kawehau Hoskins and Alison Jones discuss the increasing interest in the theory and politics of ‘indigenising’ educational institutions in Aotearoa New Zealand. What does indigenising entail and what might be the benefits? They consider some philosophical ideas underpinning an indigenising orientation, and their relevance in these times of intractable global troubles. The speakers draw on their experiences as teachers and leaders at Waipapa Taumata Rau University of Auckland.
Te Kawehau Hoskins
Te Kawehau Hoskins affiliates to the people of Ngāti Hau in Whakapara, a community located north of the Whangārei district. She is an associate professor and Ihonuku Pro-Vice Chancellor Māori at Waipapa Taumata Rau The University of Auckland. She leads conversations about Indigenisation in university settings and has expertise in qualitative social and educational research, the politics and ethics of Indigene-settler relations, and kaupapa Māori education.
Alison Jones is a Pākehā educational researcher and a professor in Te Puna Wānanga, the School of Māori and Indigenous Education at Waipapa Taumata Rau The University of Auckland. Alison has published two award-winning books with Kuni Kaa Jenkins: He Kōrero: Words Between Us : First Māori–Pākehā Conversations on Paper (2011), and Tuai: A Traveller in Two Worlds. Her book This Pakeha Life: An Unsettled Memoir was shortlisted for the General Non-Fiction Ockham Book Award in 2021. She writes and teaches in the field of Māori-Pākehā relations prior to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and in modern educational sites. She is interested in the politics of friendship.