Indigenous Knowledge and Wisdom
Work Group Leader:
Lena Henry, School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland | Tribal affiliations: Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Te Rarawa | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mā te whakaatu, ka mōhio By discussion comes understanding
Mā te mohio, ka mārama By understanding comes enlightenment
Mā te marama, ka mātau By enlightenment comes wisdom
Mā te mātau, ka ora. By wisdom comes wellness
– Na Pā Henare Tate
This is an augural meeting of participants who are experienced and interested in developing a working group to address sustainability challenges drawing on indigenous worldviews, knowledge, approaches, experience and practices. The agenda for this working group will be discussed at the first working group session and will be guided by the proverb stated above. These discussions will lead to academic outcomes or a position statement, however this will be determined from our shared discussions.
Participants are invited to submit a 500 word outline that relates to the broad topic of Indigenous knowledge and wisdom, in particular indigenous-led research on sustainability. Time will be set aside for presentations and discussion at a Working Group session.
Naku te rourou, nau te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi
With your basket and my basket, we shall thrive.
This proverb refers to the benefits of co-operation and collaboration which is central to what we seek to achieve in responding to sustainability issues.
Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.
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