Date: Thursday, 3 August 2017
Time: 4.30pm – 6.00pm
Foyer, Te Ao Marama Building
I encourage all staff and postgraduate students to attend these lectures, to actively support our new Professors, and take the opportunity to appreciate the fantastic research being undertaken in parts of the university we may be less familiar with.
Te Reo Māori: The Art of Resilience
presented by Professor Jeanette King
The initiatives to revitalise the Māori language continue to be a beacon of inspiration for endangered indigenous languages worldwide. What is it about te reo, its speakers and its situation that help to support and maintain language revitalisation? This lecture describes a range of factors: from the orthography, through to the Treaty of Waitangi, to aspects of Māori cultural practice.
The presentation also highlights some of the new initiatives and strategies being implemented around the country, along with future strategic goals. The lecture concludes with an outline of new courses, programmes of study and initiatives which Aotahi are developing to support the continued vibrancy of te reo Māori, the first language of Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Professor Ian Wright
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) | Tumu Tuarua Rangahau