Welcome to the Conferences home page for Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi: indigenous-university (Tribal University of Awanuiārangi).
Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi is one of three wānanga (indigenous universities) in New Zealand/Aotearoa whose key purpose is to promulgate teaching and research associated with āhuatanga Māori (Māori issues) and mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) utilising tikanga Māori (Māori culture). As the whakatauki (or proverb) above of Awanuiārangi suggests, it sees it has a key role to promulgate and share indigenous knowledge – through teaching, research, writing, and hosting conferences.
Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi is the only wānanga able to accredit PhDs and has a large, quickly growing Graduate Programme. Similarly, Awanuiārangi has a strong focus on research and conferences are a key tool for research and teaching informed information dissemination.
In 2010, Awanuiārangi has lifted its capacity to host conferences, with a focus on Māori and other indigenous knowledge and, importantly, the interface with other knowledge frameworks and worldviews.
Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi has its home base in Whakatāne on the East Coast of the North Island. Set in a region with a high concentration of Māori communities, along with the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand, Whakatāne is an ideal location to stage national and international indigenous conferences.
This page gives you access to information on upcoming conferences and proceedings from past conferences.
We look forward to seeing you at one of our conferences soon!