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UR22 Wellington Satellite // Speaker

Dan Hikuroa

Dan Hikuroa (Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato-Tainui/ Ngaati Whanaunga) employs Earth Systems/Environmental Humanities approaches in his work at Waipapa Taumata Rau/University of Auckland and is an established world expert on weaving indigenous knowledge and science to realise the dreams of the communities he works with. Dan is UNESCO New Zealand Culture Commissioner, AGU Council member, has key roles within New Zealand’s Science Research Sector and is re-imagining/remembering relationships with water. Dan is spearheading alternative ways of assessing sustainability, including weaving indigenous knowledge and epistemologies with science and into legislation, assessment frameworks and decision-support tools.