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. 



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

Keynote Speakers

Chief Executive Officer
Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Distinguished Professor
Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi
Associate Professor
University of Tromsø
University of Washington
Te Kotahi Institute, The University of Waikato
University of Saskatchewan
The University of Auckland
Board chair
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga
Associate Professor
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga