Te Puna Rangahau o Te Wai Ariki | The Aotearoa New Zealand Centre for Indigenous Peoples and the Law

Established in honour of Dr Nin Tomas, Te Wai Ariki is a nationally leading centre on law and policy supportive of Indigenous peoples’ rights.

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Our people come from across Aotearoa, from various iwi, whānau and hapū.

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Te Wai Ariki contributes actively in the development of law policy on the rights of Indigenous peoples.

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We are especially interested in structural change to better realise Māori rights to self-determination.

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Te Wai Ariki is committed to providing thought leadership to help ensure that tamariki Māori (Māori children) enjoy their particular rights and status.

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Our people frequently contribute to seminars, panels, conferences and deliver keynotes in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally.

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We collaborate on projects with our friends and colleagues in Aoteaora New Zealand and internationally.

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We offer a range of opportunities for students to learn about, research on and advocate for Māori rights and Indigenous peoples’ rights more broadly.

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We publish our work in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world.

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