Māori Environmental Science and Contributions to Global Indigenous Health
2:00 to 3:30 p.m., Monday, July 16
101 Walter Library
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Join us for a discussion with Māori scholars and traditional knowledge-holders Justin Ihirangi Heke and Paora Te Hurihanganui.
Dr. Justin Ihirangi Heke (Waikato/Tainui) is an indigenous researcher at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi specializing in health, physical education, and environmental science. Heke is involved in a number of national and international projects, including a recently completed research project at Johns Hopkins University, where he was funded by the Global Obesity Prevention Center to conduct a study using traditional indigenous health approaches alongside Systems Dynamics.
Paora Te Hurihanganui is a son of the sovereign tribal nation of Ngāti Rangiwewehi (Te Arawa) and is of Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, and European descent. Hurihanganui is the chief executive of Te Papa Tākaro o Te Arawa, an Iwi mandated trust working within the sport and health sectors. He has previously worked in tourism and education. Hurihanganui has a passion for the revitalization of ancestral and cultural pursuits and has a diverse background in Māori arts as a contemporary visual artist, performing artist, and martial artist.
This seminar is co-sponsored by the University’s Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute, School of Social Work, Department of American Indian Studies, and the Office for Public Engagement.
RSVP by July 13
The Office for Public Engagement is part of the University of Minnesota Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.