Veronica Tawhai will present “Aotearoa is Not for Sale: The Politics of Indigenous Environmental Law Recognition in Aotearoa New Zealand ” on Wednesday March 6 at 12:00 p.m. in Dean Hall 103.
Tawhai, who is from the Ngati Porou, Ngati Uepohatu people in Aotearoa New Zealand, is currently a Fulbright- Ngā Pae o Te Maramatanga exchange scholar. She is hosted by The Evergreen State College Longhouse Education and Cultural Center, where she is a resource faculty member, and the Centre for World Indigenous Studies where she is an associate scholar. At home Tawhai is a lecturer in Māori Development at Massey University, an Education Sub-Commissioner for UNESCO New Zealand, a member of the Māori national Independent Working Group on Constitutional Transformation, and a member of Te Ata Kura (Society for Conscientisation).
She has co-edited two books, Weeping Waters: The Treaty of Waitangi and Constitutional Change and Always Speaking: The Treaty of Waitangi and Public Policy.
This presentation is sponsored by the PCWU Diversity education Center, American Indian Studies, the Department of Political Science, Department of Anthropology & Museum Studies, and the Museum of Culture & Environment.