Engaging with Indigenous knowledge, Indigenous communities and research

In this interactive seminar Professor Smith will discuss the challenges, opportunities, risks and benefits, learnings and insights of working at the interface of academic research, Indigenous knowledge and Indigenous communities. Professor Smith will share her recent research in this area and discuss the “two ways” impact that research in this area can have if undertaken in a model of reciprocity, respect and relationship.

Linda Tuhiwai Smith PhD., FRSNZ. CNZM is Professor of Maori and Indigenous Studies at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. She has a PhD from the University of Auckland. Professor Smith is a member of the Waitangi Tribunal and the Māori Economic Development Advisory Board. She has served on the Boards of the Health Research Council, the Marsden Fund and the Royal Society of New Zealand. She was also a member of the Constitutional Advisory Panel. Professor Smith comes from two Iwi, Ngāti Porou and Ngāti Awa. She was a member of the negotiation group for the Treaty Settlement for Ngati Porou. Professor Smith has a NZ Honour as Companion to the NZ Order of Merit. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and has an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Winnepeg, Canada.