Nationhood, Māori-Pakeha relationships and the place of Māori in New Zealand’s future will be addressed in a lecture by the University of Waikato’s founding dean of the School of Māori and Pacific Development next month.
Sir Tamati Reedy, also the university’s founding Pro Vice-Chancellor Māori and its first Māori emeritus professor, will deliver his free and public Fulbright Lecture on 11 November.
Sir Tamati (Ngāti Porou) is a Fulbright alumnus and one of New Zealand’s leading educationalists, academics and linguists, along with being a former top public servant.
He says our sense of nationhood is “the mauri, the life-essence, of Aotearoa New Zealand”.
Māori and Pakeha partnership
“What is it? Who says so? I will focus on the themes of our history – Māori and Pakeha – reflecting on the hopes and promises of our partnership under the Treaty of Waitangi.”
“I will comment on themes of our relationship; economic; socio-political, educational, political and, of course, my place as Māori in the future Aotearoa New Zealand.”
His lecture, Nga Wai Whakaata o Hine-Kauorohia: The Reflecting Waters of Hine-Kauorohia, will be held in S Block at 6pm on 11 November.