Speakers

New Zealand Speakers

Keri Milne-Ihimaera
(Ngai Tahu)

Executive Director, Student Services
Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

Keynote
‘Te Mana o te Whānau – Barriers and Bureaucracy in Education’

Dr Lance O’Sullivan

Founder and Chair
The MOKO Foundation

Keynote
To be Confirmed

Dr Ann Milne

Retired Principal
Kia Aroha College

Keynote
‘Colouring in the White Spaces’

Dr Rae Si’ilata
(Ngati Raukawa, Tuhourangi, Fiji)

Associate Dean Pasifika/Lecturer in Biliteracy-Pasifika
The University of Auckland

Keynote
‘Va‘atele: Enacting te hononga through linguistically and culturally responsive pedagogies’

Justice Joe Williams
(Ngāti Pūkenga, Waitaha, Tapuika)

High Court Judge

Inspirational New Zealand Speaker

Professor Graham Smith

Te Akatea Maori Principals Association Patron

Conference Opening and Closing Speaker

Professor Linda Smith
(Ngāti Awa and Ngāti Porou)

Professor of Māori and Indigenous Studies at the University of Waikato

Keynote
‘Its time for a new vision in Maori Education’

Australian Speakers

Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney

BEd, MEd, PhD, MACE

Keynote
‘Decolonizing Pacific Schools: Where to from here for teachers and Principals?’

Dr John Davies

Chief Research Officer of Stronger Smarter Institute, Australia

Keynote
To be confirmed

Dr Lois Peeler

Executive Director at Worawa Aboriginal College in Victoria

Keynote
To be confirmed

Tammy Anderson

Principal at Briar Road Public School

Keynote
‘Aboriginal Education – My Way, Your Way, Our Way’