May 10, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Dr Nepia Mahuika receives Fullbright Award

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Waikato University history lecturer, Nepia Mahuika received a Fulbright New Zealand Scholar Award and will research the roles of oral traditions and oral histories as historical sources for Native American and Maori at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Urbana.

Dr Mahuika leaves for the US in two weeks – with his wife and three children – and says hes looking forward to seeing if his theories on oral history and tradition apply to other cultures.

It will be good to test them on another indigenous people, he says.

Aside from exposing his thesis ideas to another culture, Dr Mahuika is hoping to complete a book on oral history and traditions and will also speak at several conferences, including one on cultural appropriation in the week after he arrives.

Ill be busy.


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