20100512 MANU AO (2010-11) - Aroha Mead

Seminar Topic: Sharing Power: A new development paradigm Aroha Mead of Ngāti Awa and Ngāti Porou is a Senior Lecturer in the Māori Business programme at Victoria University; Aroha is also the Poukairangi (Rangahau) for Toihuarewa (Victoria University's Māori Faculty). She has been involved in indigenous cultural and intellectual property and environmental issues for over 30 years at tribal, national, Pacific regional and international levels, writing prolifically on these topics and serving on the Council of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. She led the organisation of the conference that developed the 1993 Mataatua Declaration, as well as numerous other national, regional and international conferences on traditional knowledge, cultural and intellectual property rights, biodiversity and genetic resources.