Cultural perspectives in contemporary environments

Study MIS

Meaningful research, internationally recognised experts, and Indigenous leadership.

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao – the Faculty of Māori & Indigenous Studies.

The world is looking to Indigenous knowledge to solve modern-day issues. Rated as one of the leading Matauranga Māori centres in the country, we represent innovation and tradition in teaching and research, and provide global leadership in sustainable development and Indigenous issues. Our students are armed with the knowledge and attitude to advance Indigenous peoples and provide cultural perspectives in contemporary environments. Create positive change. Learn from the best.

Why study with us?

  • Home to Indigenous students from around the world
  • Internationally recognised Indigenous experts
  • Te reo Māori exponents and tohunga teaching staff
  • Global support and recognition of the Faculty as the pinnacle of Indigenous practice
  • Award winning composers, writers and teachers
  • Host of the largest Indigenous Conference in the world

Our People

Pou Temara

Professor Pou Temara

Professor of Reo and Tikanga, Pou Temara is a recognised tohunga and authority in Māori language, ancient karakia, kapa haka and whaikōrero.

Alice Te Punga Somerville

Associate Professor Alice Te Punga Somerville

An extensively published writer and sought after international speaker, Dr Te Punga Somerville's research is about texts by Māori, Pacific and Indigenous people.

Rangi Matamua

Professor Rangi Matamua

Professor Rangi Matamua is regarded as one of the world's foremost Indigenous astronomers and scholars leading the revitalisation, protection and dissemination of Māori astronomy and mātauranga Māori.