Apr 14, 2021


Maori News & Indigenous Views

Ngati Awa lawyer on her way to Harvard

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A young Ngati Awa lawyer is on her way to one of the world’s top universities to further her studies of human rights and indigenous law.

25-year-old Natalie Ramarihia Coates has been awarded a Fulbright Award to study for a year at Harvard.

The award is sponsored by Nga Pae o Te Maramatanga, the centre for Maori research excellence.

Ms Coates says she ended up with a choice of four prestigious United States universities, so she went for the best.

The masters degree will involve taking a range of courses, with a strong focus on Native American issues, she currently works for Te Aurere Law in Rotorua.

She will catch up with last year’s award winner, Dan Bidois, who is in the middle of a two year Harvard master’s degree in public policy.

1 thought on “Ngati Awa lawyer on her way to Harvard

  1. Hemi Rau is a GUILTY Traitor! In the old days he would have been beheaded for these crimes against the KINGSHIP. Tainui dont want him so hes pushing his Tau iwi kaupapa in Otakanini Ngati Whatua. Hemi Rau is Tau Iwi orientated and cares only for MONEY. The people are irrelevent and he will spend every cent he can get his hand on, in the courts to further his GREED motivated Ideology. It is great the Tuku Morgan is a strong man and was not phased by the blind greed that Hemi Rau was trying to impose upon Tainui.
    I worry for the future of our Whanau and Whenua in the Kaipara ki te Tonga Rohe.
    Ngati Whatua ki Kaipara is under seige with this Bull head Hemi Rau at the Helm, Current Chairman of the Otakanini Topu incorporation. He has bought all his Tainui Commercial contacts such as MIGHTY RIVER POWER and railroaded all these windmills with basic to no consultation with the people. We have no resource such as Tainui, to Take this clown to court and make him accoutable. Help us Tuku Morgan, you know his colours. Investigate MIGHTY RIVER cause they are in his pocket, We are doomed without yous!! If he is like this with his fathers people TAINUI! Please spare US, His MOTHERS people, Ngati Whatua tuturu

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