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Matauranga Taketake: Traditional Knowledge
full name / name of organization:
NGA PAE O TE MARAMATANGA
NGA PAE O TE MARAMATANGA INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS CONFERENCE
Theme and its derivation:
This conference will discuss strategies for generating social, educational, intellectual and economic opportunities by building relationships that engage, understand and accommodate difference to overcome the adverse effects that result from the failure to understand sufficiently the differences among Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities and societies.
Given the diversity present in those attending, there will be many opportunities to learn from diverse contexts around the world about efforts to engage across the interface between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, across all disciplines, from individuals to societies, governments and nations. The intention is to move beyond identifying and understanding problems towards creative solutions that meet the needs of present and future generations. The conference provides the opportunity to develop a broader understanding by seeing and hearing things outside our own scope, to make connections across boundaries, and to formulate partnerships across new interfaces.
Strands dealing with critical issues in:
Confirmed keynote speakers to date include Professor Larissa Behrendt, Professor John Borrows, Moana Jackson, Assistant Professor Daniel Longboat, Dr Pita Sharples, and Professor Ngahuia Te Awekotuku.
Abstracts for individual and panel presentations can be submitted online via the conference website. Responses to submissions will be made from 1 February 2010 (if not earlier). The closing date for submissions will be 31 March 2010. The number of presentations is limited, so early submissions will have a greater chance of being accepted.
For more information on the conference or to register interest in it, please visit our website at: www.traditionalknowledge2010.ac.nz