He waka eke noa – we’re all in this together (E/SI)

May 4, 2020 | 14:00 - 15:00

Location: 210 D
Track: Governing Excellence

Effecting change for indigenous peoples in a post-secondary environment requires a strategic approach that encompasses the whole of institution – from governance to grass roots and everything in between. As one of its five strategic priorities, Otago Polytechnic in Dunedin (New Zealand) is committed to becoming a responsive treaty partner, as guaranteed under the Treaty of Waitangi. This is evidenced in its structures, strategies and policies that guide its operations. Otago Polytechnic has embedded a governance structure that is inclusive of mana whenua (local indigenous tribes or sub-tribes that have authority in their territory), ensuring its strategic direction of travel is in alignment with their educational priorities.

This Campfire Session will show how Otago Polytechnic demonstrates its commitment to indigenous development through a high-level partnership with mana whenua and its coordinated, strategic approach to realising the education aspirations of its treaty partner. The link between the Polytechnic’s Māori Strategic Framework and CICan’s Indigenous Education Protocols will be drawn, which will provide a platform for reflection, discussion and the generation of ideas for immediate action.

Session Speakers

Janine Kapa

DCE: Māori Development/Kaitohutohu

Otago Polytechnic

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