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Ngāi Tahu Research Centre

2023 - 2024

Ngāi Tahu Research Centre was founded for the purpose of being a leader in indigenous scholarship and to provide a centre for the intellectual capital and development of Ngāi Tahu, the principal Māori iwi of the southern region of New Zealand. It is joint initiative between Ngāi Tahu and the University of Canterbury.

In Aotearoa New Zealand, the Crown recognizes it has solemn duties as an honorable partner with Māori under the country’s founding document,Te Tiriti o Waitangi. In recent years, better recognition of the Crown’s duties has led to major reforms in justice, education and health.

This project applies lessons from such previous reforms in order to make New Zealand a global exemplar of using Indigenous knowledge in the annual national budget process to produce economic policies that promote ecological integrity and human wellbeing.

Grant Awarded: $65,000
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