Thursday, March 13, 2008

Mason Durie to speak at Poropitia

Professor Mason Durie, keynote
Mason Durie is a member of the Rangitane, Ngati Kauwhata, and Ngati Raukawa tribes. He has a medical background as a specialist psychiatrist.

From 1986-1988 he was a Commissioner on the Royal Commission on Social Policy and was appointed to the chair in Maori Studies at Massey University in 1988. He is currently Professor of Maori Research and Development and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Maori) at Massey University. He chairs Te Kahui Amokura, the Maori Standing Committee of NZVCC and leads the Guardians Group of Secondary Futures. In addition he is on the governing body of Te Wananga o Raukawa, a tribal tertiary education institution based at Otaki.

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