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Kanapu launched Uematarau in 2023 to support grassroots Māori collectives developing their mātauranga Māori-based kaupapa in pūtaiao (science), rangahau (research) or auaha (innovation). Tūhono Rau Tangata – Mātanga talks is one of the Uematarau initiatives. These talks will highlight the leadership journeys of mātanga (specialists) in pūtaiao, rangahau and auaha-related mahi, on national fronts and at home.

Nau mai, mātakitaki mai. Be inspired!

Upcoming Mātanga Talks

Thursday 29 February 2024, 12:00–1:00 p.m
Kirikowhai Mikaere (Te Arawa, Tūhourangi, Ngāti Whakaue)

Māori data sovereignty has become an increasingly important issue for te ao Māori over the last decade, and our third Tūhono Rau Tangata mātanga, Kirikowhai Mikaere (Te Arawa, Tūhourangi, Ngāti Whakaue) is a wahine toa, front and centre in those developments.

Join us as Kirikowhai shares insights on how Māori data sovereignty is extremely relevant to us all, and her role models and pivotal moments in her career journey.

Monday, 25 March 2024, 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Wayne Mulligan (Taranaki, Maniapoto, Te Atiawa)

Wayne Mulligan is an unstoppable innovator who has co-founded and invested in many innovation-focused companies, including NZ Bio Forestry (featured at COP28) and Fomana Capital.

Join us to learn how Wayne became a prolific innovator and why integrating indigenous models with the best of global science to do what’s right for Papatūānuku and for humanity is so important to him.


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Wānanga sessions will be recorded and shared online. There is no obligation to use your name, camera or audio.