Maori Fulbright Scholar from Aotearoa (New Zealand) to speak at NWIC

Event Date: 
February 25, 2013 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Indigenous Fulbright Scholar, Veronica Makere Hupane Tawhai, from Aotearoa (New Zealand), will speak at Northwest Indian College Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. in the Log Building.

She will be speaking about the Idle No More movement and Maori sovereignty.

The event is free and open to everyone.

Veronica, M.Ed, is from Ngati Porou, Ngati Uepohatu in Aotearoa New Zealand and is a current Fulbright-Ngā Pae o Te Maramatanga exchange scholar based in Olympia, Washington. She is an Associate Scholar at the Centre for World Indigenous Studies and Resource Faculty member of the Evergreen State Longhouse Education and Cultural Centre, a lecturer in Māori Development at Massey University, member of Te Ata Kura (Society for Conscientisation) and co-editor of Weeping Waters: The Treaty of Waitangi and Constitutional Change and Always Speaking: The Treaty of Waitangi and Public Policy. She will be discussing topics on indigenous politics, policy and development.