The 6th Biennial Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga conference

This conference will highlight indigeneity and the multidisciplinary approach used for indigenous development. Presentations and papers must address aspects of the following themes central to the realisation of indigenous development:

Optimising Indigenous Economic Wellbeing

Addressing issues, needs and opportunities arising in indigenous communities leading to increased economic independence and self-determination.

Healthy and Thriving Indigenous Families

Addressing issues, needs and opportunities arising in indigenous families leading to healthy, successful and thriving indigenous families.

Enhancing Indigenous Distinctiveness

Understanding the distinctive contributions that indigenous communities make to the world at large. 


There has been a change to one of our 10 Keynote presentations for 2014.
The Hon Dr Pita Sharples will be replacing Professor Michael Walker as a keynote presenter on the first day of the conference - Tuesday 25 November.
The recently retired Dr Sharples, has left the NZ Parliament after 6 years as the Minister of Māori Affairs and is looking forward to visiting this years conference and talking to us all about the transformations that are possible through Māori knowledge and research, as well as his experiences advancing Māori issues throughout his professional life

We are now receiving all proceedings for the International Indigenous Development Research Conference 2014. We welcome contributions that report on themes central to the realisation of indigenous development including:

The preliminary programme for the 2014 International Indigenous Development Research Conference has now been released (download below).
This programme includes the confirmed keynote speakers and presentation format for the four days of the conference, which runs from Tuesday 25th November through to Friday 28th November. 
Over 190 speakers will present throughout the conference, in a combination of parallel and panel presentations, poster presentations, round tables and of course our keynotes.
Also not to be missed is our celebration of 10 years of Indigenous Scholarship with the AlterNative journal, research showcases and evening events - both at the conference venue and also around Auckland.

The closing date for Early-bird rates has been extended to midnight Wednesday 17 September 2014 (NZ time) and standard rates will apply after that date. On-line registration closes.Sunday 16 November 2014 at midnight (NZ time). All prices are in NZ Dollars and include GST (Goods and Services Tax) of 15%. You can use www.x-Rates.com for currency conversion.


Abstract submission for oral and poster presentations is now closed. Over 200 submissions were received and reviewed by the Abstracts Committee. The abstracts were high quality, covering all conference themes and from over 20 countries.  The conference is one you won’t want to miss.

Presenters have been advised of their abstract outcome and are invited to submit a paper to the conference proceedings by the 1st October 2014.

For enquiries about abstracts and papers please contact the Conference team at proceedings@maramatanga.ac.nz

Key Sponsor

Rākau Pōhutukawa Sponsor and Sponsor of two International Speakers.



The University of Waikato
Rākau Kawakawa Sponsor
Te Puni Kōkiri
Rākau Kawakawa Sponsor
Fee Waiver Sponsor, Rākau Pōhutukawa Sponsor
Te Whare Rangahau Māori o Hemi Henare, the University of Auckland
Rākau Pōhutukawa Sponsor
Clark Center for Australian and NZ Studies, University of Texas
Fee Waiver Sponsor, Satchel Insert Sponsor
Ministry of Health,
Māori Health Business Unit Purchase Board
Satchel Insert Sponsor

Keynote Speakers

Adjunct Professor
Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi
The Honourable
Chief Executive Officer
Office of Hawaiian Affairs
University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada)
Associate Professor
University of Tromsø
University of Washington
Te Kotahi Institute, The University of Waikato
University of Saskatchewan
Board chair
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga
Associate Professor
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga