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Registration is now open for 2019’s Mā te Rae ka rangatira ai Indigenous People’s Conference on Evaluation

Whakawhiti o te rāWhakaāio whenua
Someone who brings peace to the situation.
Someone who takes away the adversity and brings light to the situation.

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā iwi taketake puta noa i te ao whanui.
Nau mai haere mai ki te rohe o Te Arawa, ki te moana a Te Rotoruanui-a-Kahumatamomoe.
Ki te hui tuatahi Arotakenga Iwi-taketake 2019.  Nau mai whakatau mai ra!


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Update: Scholarships are now available!

Mā te Rae – Māori Evaluation Association, supported by three key sponsors, is pleased to open a scholarship process for the 2019 Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Evaluation. There are three scholarships which each aim to support the participation of those who would not otherwise be able to attend e.g. those for whom financial support for this kind of professional development is not available. For more information, you can download the .pdf here.

When and where

7-9 February 2019

Te Papaiouru Marae, Ohinemutu, Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand

Conference themes…

We acknowledge the footsteps of those we are walking in, those who have gone before and paved the way, established relationships and opened doors within the many realms that evaluation exists. In recent years Māori evaluators have come together and mobilised to support Iwi/Māori evaluators and Iwi/Māori evaluation to progress the development of our people.

Underpinning our Association and reflected in our name, is our whakatauki (proverb) – Mā te rae ka rangatira ai, which guides us to:

  • Look deep, far and wide
  • With clarity and a critical consciousness
  • Grounded in our Māori world
  • Seeing with our eyes, our mind, body and spirit

And it is this traditional wisdom that provides the overarching kaupapa (platform) for our conference. Through the conference it is our vision to connect, share and move forward together, affirming and celebrating our indigenous ways of knowing and being, to self-determine and lead our futures.


Six Key Kaupapa/Themes

MANA TĀIAO: Our Environment
Reflecting on evaluations that focus on initiatives and issues impacting on the environment. What are the ways that we as indigenous evaluators are guided by our traditional knowledge in this space?

MANA MOTUHAKE: Our language and culture
The revitalisation of our indigenous language and culture plays an important part in our sovereign journey. What have we learned about how to evaluate language and culture specific programmes and approaches?

MANA MOKOPUNA: Our future generations
How do we support evaluations of programmes and services that are aimed at our children and young people? How well equipped are we in our evaluation approaches to ensure that the legacy passed on from our ancestors will live on in the next generation?

MANA ORA: Our wellbeing
What are the aspirations of our people for our collective wellbeing? What opportunities exist for us to affirm and validate indigenous wellbeing initiatives?


Two Critical Interconnecting Themes

How and in what ways can we draw upon traditional knowledge to guide evaluation theory and practice?

Racism and privilege is alive and well in our communities as well as our profession. What have we done and need to do further to claim the space for our ways of knowing and being?