Kei muri i te awe kāpara he tangata kē/Behind the tattooed face a stranger stands/Seeking understandings beyond first impressions/Recognising, engaging, understanding difference

Welcome to the 4th International Indigenous Conference on Traditional Knowledge 2010

Tēnei rā te pōwhiri atu ki ngā iwi o ngā hau e whā kia tatū mai rā ki tēnei hui whakaharahara mo te kaupapa kua whakataukītia ake nei, kia whiriwhiringia ai he rautaki hei hāpai anō i a tātau ngā iwi taketake o te ao.
Piki mai, kake mai, haere mai!
Pīkautia mai rā nga tini mate kia tangihia rā e tātau.
Tihei mauri mate! Tihei mauri ora!

Kei muri i te awe kāpara he tangata kē – Recognising, engaging, understanding difference

This conference will discuss strategies for generating social, educational, intellectual, and economic opportunities by building relationships that engage, understand, and accommodate difference to overcome the adverse effects resulting from failure to understand sufficiently the differences among indigenous and non-indigenous communities and societies.

Invited Speakers and Abstracts

Dalit (Untouchables) of Karnataka, India
Leading advocate for Dalit Human Rights & for electoral change; Founder of Rural Education for Development Society (REDS)
Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine and Ngāti Porou tribes from the east coast of Aotearoa/New Zealand
Director of Ngā Kaiwhakamārama i ngā Ture; and Lecturer at Te Wānanga o Raukawa, Ōtaki
Eualeyai/Kamillaroi people of Australia
Professor of Law and Director of Research at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology, Sydney
Professor of “International Law”, University of Siena, Faculty of Law
Anishinabe/Ojibway and a member of the Chippewa of the Nawash First Nation in Ontario, Canada
Professor at University of Victoria (Canada) Faculty of Law and the Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy and Society at the University of Minnesota Law School
Turtle Clan of the Mohawk Nation, Citizen of the Haudenosaunee (People of the Longhouse)
Professor, Indigenous Studies & Director of the Indigenous Environmental Studies Program, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario
Mongolian
Higher Education Research Institute of Nankai University, Nankai District, Tianjin, China
Ngāti Kahungunu tribe, Ngāi Te Kikiri o te Rangi and Ngāti Pāhauwera sub-tribes of Aotearoa/New Zealand
Minister of Maori Affairs and Associate Minister of Education and Corrections, NZ Parliament; and Co-leader of the Māori Party
Aymara Nation, La Paz, Bolivia
Senior Programme Officer for Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND).
Ngāpuhi 
A political scientist & Associate Professor in Māori Studies, The University of Auckland
Chairman, Committee on Water, Land, Agriculture and Hawaiian Affairs, Hawaii State Senate
Ngāti Whakaue of Te Arawa with links to Tūhoe and Waikato.
Professor at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, Aotearoa.