The overarching theme of this conference is “Indigenous Futures”. All speakers and activities will explore different ideas of this conference theme anchored within these conference sub-themes
Mahi Auaha – Creative Indigenous Innovation Celebration and development of further Indigenous arts, performance, literature and technology to support Indigenous aspirations for positive engagement in our communities and enhanced excellence in Indigenous scholarship. Novel approaches, narratives, tools and methods for transforming outcomes for Indigenous peoples and celebrating Indigenous innovation.
Mauri Ora – Indigenous Human Flourishing Strengthened social, health and community knowledges and practices that mitigate harm, nourish health and wellbeing and enhance flourishing Indigenous families and communities. Further development of Indigenous ethical foundations and strategies for positive, interconnected and enduring relationships.
Whai Rawa – Prosperous Indigenous Economies Development of theories, models and tools that add value and enhance the profitability of diverse Indigenous businesses, enterprises and communities. Creation of new understandings and approaches for effective governance of resources that grow the economies of Indigenous communities while celebrating Indigenous cultural knowledges, practices and values.