This year Te Kawa a Māui and The School of Chemical and Physical Sciences at Victoria University in collaboration with Te Mauria Whiritoi project, Waikato University and the Society for Māori Astronomy Research and Traditions (SMART) present the 2015 Matariki Research Symposium.
What: 2015 Matariki Research Symposium
Weaving the Kete of Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science
When: Wednesday 17th June,
Where: Te Herenga Waka Marae
Victoria University of Wellington
Time: 9am – 5.30pm - Note Powhiri at 9am.
Topic/Kaupapa: The Matariki research symposium highlights the current research in and around the indigenous science space at Victoria, Waikato and the University of Hawai’i. Researchers will present on a variety of topics from Māori astronomy to Moa Bone hunting to magnetic field measurements in hangi stones. Keynote speakers Dr Kaliko Baker and Assistant Professor Tammy Baker will talk on cultural practices of Makahiki-Matariki and about the island restoration project on Kaho’olawe.
For more information and to register go to
Key contact Dr Pauline Harris: Pauline.Harris@vuw.ac.nz
0276323664 or 04-4639468
or Terese Mcleod: Terese.Mcleod@vuw.ac.nz