Vision Matauranga, eclectic anthropology and the fading empire Event as iCalendar

(Anthropology, School of Social Sciences)

13 September 2018

4 - 5:30pm

Venue: Staff Room, Social Sciences Building (201-802)

Dr Marama Muru-Lanning | James Henare Research Centre

Vision Mātauranga policy has been created to commodify and globalise Māori knowledge that belongs to Māori communities, and is now the expected mechanism for all engagement between university researchers, commercial stakeholders and Māori communities. However, much of the risk associated with forming new collaborations rests with Māori communities, and even more so with the Māori researchers who act as intermediaries and brokers between these communities and the research team. In this new knowledge landscape what opportunities and spaces for action does Vision Mātauranga hold for social anthropology to better position itself in academia? Furthermore, how does Vision Mātauranga force anthropology to be more inclusive of the descendants of Maori ancestors whose backs the discipline was built on.

Marama Muru-Lanning is a Senior Research Fellow and Director of the James Henare Research Centre. Marama is a specialist in water, environment and indigenous engagement. She advises on a number of research projects including elderly health, infrastructure and robotics. Marama is from Tūrangawaewae Marae and is of Waikato-Tainui and Ngāti Maniapoto descent.

 

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