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Apply today for First Nations’ Futures Programme

Madison Williams, PhD student and First Nations’ Futures Programme Scholarship recipient 2017 shares her unique experience with you.

The First Nations’ Futures Programme was a great experience where we got to spend two weeks at Stanford University learning about indigenous economies, the environment, and indigenous development. It was a unique opportunity to learn about other cultures, while sharing our own, at one of the most renowned university’s in the world.

From the time we arrived we were surrounded by inspiring leaders who shared their knowledge and experience with us. The other fellows were so supportive and we learned a lot from one another throughout the programme.

The programme provided me with the opportunity to develop my ideas and reflect on how my work can benefit my people. It was a challenging and rewarding experience, which encouraged personal growth. It was a great privilege to participate and a once in a lifetime opportunity. 

The First Nations’ Futures Programme provides an unrivalled opportunity for aspiring Ngāi Tahu leaders and other Māori postgraduate students to gain access to leading international research and thinking within a uniquely indigenous context. Applications are also invited from Ngāi Tahu and other Māori undergraduate students who are close to completion of their degree and who intend to apply for postgraduate study in 2018-2019. The First Nations’ Futures Programme is held at Stanford University for two weeks in October/November every year.

Submit your application now> Applications  close Thursday 31 May, 2018.

Scholarship opportunity: First Nations’ Futures Programme

Tania Wati, Ngāi Tahu participant in the 2017 First Nations’ Futures Programme shares her experience in the hope of encouraging you to embark on your own journey.

It was a journey, an experience and a privilege to be a part of…

There are so many highlights of being selected to travel with the 2017 cohort on the First Nations’ Futures Programme to Stanford University. 

The tools learnt from this hīkoi have not only supported my career and personal life but have also shown me different methods of learning and achieving positive outcomes that may benefit a whole community; ideas learnt of “moonshot” thinking for how to construct and deliver a values proposition. This programme also cemented whanaungatanga with not just my own cohort but also those fellows from Hawaii and Alaska.

The programme was more intense than what I could of imagined. It always ‘wanted’ from me, whether it was my thoughts, my commitment, my patience and even my emotion, and it that will take you on your own journey, of where you place yourself in the world today, tomorrow and in the future.

The First Nations’ Futures Programme provides an unrivalled opportunity for aspiring Ngāi Tahu leaders and other Māori postgraduate students to gain access to leading international research and thinking within a uniquely indigenous context. Applications are also invited from Ngāi Tahu and other Māori undergraduate students who are close to completion of their degree and who intend to apply for postgraduate study in 2018-2019. The First Nations’ Futures Programme is held at Stanford University for two weeks in October/November every year.

Submit your application now> Applications  close Thursday 31 May, 2018.

Apply now: First Nations’ Futures Programme

The First Nations’ Futures Programme provides an unrivaled opportunity for aspiring Ngāi Tahu leaders and other Māori postgraduate students to gain access to leading international research and thinking within a uniquely indigenous context. Applications are also invited from Ngāi Tahu and other Māori undergraduate students who are close to completion of their degree and who intend to apply for postgraduate study in 2018-2019. The First Nations’ Futures Programme is held at Stanford University for two weeks in October/November every year. The closing date for expressions of interest is 31 May, 2018.

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu in conjunction with the UC’s Ngāi Tahu Research Centre, Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori and the University of Otago is pleased to announce its participation in the First Nations’ Futures Programme (FNFP) in 2018.

Submitting your application:

To apply, please download the 2018 FNFP Application Form and Guidelines> 

Please note: applications for 2018 will be available online from Monday 30 April.

Submit the completed application form with a copy of your CV and relevant supporting documentation via email, as instructed below. 

Applicants will need to outline a tribal programme/kaupapa they wish to parent and lead within the tribe that relates to the tribal economy/development and demonstrate a record of community participation.  

We encourage you to provide relevant supporting documentation which may include letters from your whānau, rūnanga, academic institution, or current employer.

All applications must be received by Thursday 31 May 2018 via  email to: kirsty.ameriks@canterbury.ac.nz and cc’d to ntrc@canterbury.ac.nz

For more information refer to the website or email: ntrc@canterbury.ac.nz