Dr Margie Maaka

  1. Māori and indigenous leadership is about the work being done and how leaders are preparing the next generation of leaders to accommodate the needs of our people. You can’t be an effective leader if yo don’t work with the community or understand them in their world.
  2. The Western institution’s definition of scholarship is about how many publications a professor has in obscure refereed journals with low acceptance rates that nobody ever read. For me, scholarship – in terms of indigenous or Māori – is about working with the communities we should be serving. (2015). Kātene, Selwyn. Fire that Kindles Hearts. Steele Roberts Publishers.