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Indigenous Evaluation - Using Traditional Knowledge to Guide Evaluation Theory and Practice.

How and in what ways can indigenous evaluators and indigenous communties draw upon traditional knowledge to guide evaluation theory and practice?

In this webinar, experienced evaluator Kataraina Pipi (Ngati Porou, Ngati Hine) will host four indigenous keynote speakers from the Mā Te Rae Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Evaluation. Join Kataraina, along with Paora Messiah Te Hurihanganui (Te Arawa, Ngāti Awa and Ngāti Tūwharetoa), Dr Manulani Aluli Meyer, Marcus Akuhata-Brown and Richard Weston to hear their whakaaro on this topic.

In this webinar you will learn:

- the principles of evaluation and research by, for and as indigenous peoples,

- the role of traditional knowledge in the evaluation process.

- the purpose of Mā Te Rae and the work they do.

- the importance of cultural paradigms in evaluation and research.

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About Mā Te Rae

Mā Te Rae was established in July 2015 by Māori, for Māori to promote and facilitate the development of Kaupapa Māori evaluation practices and standards in Aotearoa New Zealand and promote excellence in Kaupapa Māori evaluation to Iwi and Māori communities.

Mā Te Rae is the first indigenous evaluation association to be established in the world and is holding its inaugural Conference: the Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Evaluation (7 – 9thFebruary 2019) in Rotorua. Registration page:

Through the conference it is our vision to connect, share and move forward together, affirming and celebrating our indigenous ways of knowing and being, to self-determine and lead our futures.

About the Presenters

Kataraina Pipi is of Ngāti Porou and Ngāti Hine descent. She is Auckland based, but works nationally as one of the National PATH Facilitation Trainers and was trained by Jack Pearpoint ( Kataraina is also a highly sought after Facilitator, Evaluator and Composer/Musician. Kataraina is well known for her use of creative approaches to working with individuals and groups.

Paora Messiah Te Hurihanganui is of Ngāti Rangiwewehi (Te Arawa), Ngāti Awa and Ngāti Tūwharetoa descent. He is currently the Chief Executive of Te Papa Tākaro o Te Arawa an Iwi mandated trust working within the sport and health sectors in Rotorua.

He has a passion for the revitalisation of ancestral and cultural pursuits, has a diverse background in Māori arts (visual and performing) and has interests the revitalisation of traditional Waka and ancestral games.

Manulani Aluli Meyer is a member of the Aluli ohana (whānau), a large and diverse group of scholar-activists who have spent their lives in Hawaiian education, justice, land reclamation, law, health, cultural revitalization, arts education, prison reform, transformational economics, food sovereignty, Hawaiian philosophy and most of all, music. Manu works in the field of indigenous epistemology (philosophy of knowledge) and its role in world-wide awakening. She obtained her doctorate from Harvard (Ed.D. 1998) and is an international keynote speaker who has published on the topic of native intelligence and its synergistic linkages to post-quantum sciences, simultaneity, spirituality, whole thinking, and to liberating evaluation and reflective pedagogy.

She lived for five years in New Zealand working at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa as lead developer/teacher for an innovative Masters of Applied Indigenous Knowledge, He Waka Hiringa.

Marcus Akuhata-Brown, is a youth-focused educator and gifted communicator.

Richard Weston Chief Executive Officer of the Healing Foundation Australia. Richard is a descendant of the Meriam people of the Torres Strait. He has worked in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs for more than 20 years.

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