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Kia ora koutou katoa, this space has been created to connect Māori evaluators and those who seek to advance iwi Māori through quality evaluation with Mā Te Rae - Māori Evaluation Association

Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Māori Evaluation

Mā Te Rae ka rangatira ai …

Connecting, Sharing, Moving forward together

We acknowledge the footsteps of those we are walking in, those who have gone before and paved the way, established relationships and opened doors within the many realms that evaluation exists. In recent years Māori evaluators have come together and mobilised to support Iwi/Māori evaluators and Iwi/Māori evaluation to progress the development of our people. In 2015 Mā Te Rae - Māori Evaluation Association was established and we have the privilege of hosting our inaugural international evaluation conference to the world.

Underpinning our Association and reflected in our name, is our whakatauki (proverb) - Mā te rae ka rangatira ai, which guides us to:

Look deep, far and wide
With clarity and a critical consciousness
Grounded in our Māori world
Seeing with our eyes, our mind, body and spirit

And it is this traditional wisdom that provides the overarching kaupapa (platform) for our conference.

Our Kaupapa - Themes

The Mā Te Rae conference is framed by four key kaupapa/themes - our environment, our language and culture, our wellbeing and our future generations. Two critical interconnecting themes are ‘claiming the space’ (self-determination) and ‘traditional knowledge’.