Dr Paringatai as keynote speaker at Tuia Te Ako hui
Te Tumu lecturer, Dr Karyn Paringatai, will be giving a keynote address at the Tuia Te Ako hui to be held at at Te Kete Ika, Lincoln University, Lincoln, Canterbury, 8 -10 July 2015. This hui will bring together the diverse Māori tertiary whānau to discuss, debate and challenge current issues relating to Māori success in tertiary education. Karyn, who won the Prime Minister’s Supreme Teaching Award last year, will be talking about her innovative teaching methods of “teaching in the dark”.
Click here for biographies of the Keynote Speakers.
Better than Australians?
Nathan Albury suggests that Pākehā have embraced the Māori language better than white Australians have supported their indigenous languages. In an opinion piece for SBS Nathan makes this claims.
But the Australians have done so little to protect their languages, it’s not hard being better than them in this regard. And te reo Māori still needs everyone’s support. Me āwhi tonu te reo Māori, me tautoko, me kōrero.
Nathan is at Oslo University, but is supervised by Te Tumu’s Lyn Carter.
Career Advancement for Te Tumu Graduate
A belated congratulations also from Te Tumu to Matiu Payne who is now Te Ihu Takiwā Regional Manager for Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. Matiu completed his Master of Indigenous Studies at Te Tumu, and is currently undertaking PhD study with us on Ngāti Mutunga and the Native Land Court.