The New Zealand Summit was a place to share indigenous knowledge, ideas and experiences. It highlighted the importance of the role of the community and how collaboration between universities, the community and government can lead to successful models of engagement and implementation of initiatives across the system.

Using a co-creation model, Māori and indigenous communities in Latin America  developed sessions focused on priority areas across indigenous language revitalisation, development and educational success streams. This enabled indigenous communities to learn directly from each other’s successes and failures.


Māori university leaders and other indigenous leaders shared their governance experiences to give an insight into the role universities can play in indigenous communities as a way to contribute to indigenous language revitalisation, development and educational success.

This event was supported by the Latin America Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence.

co-designing & co-creating the summit agenda

In July 2019, a Te Kāhui Amokura  delegation went to South America to speak with indigenous groups, government agencies and universities to seek advice as to the key areas of importance for them in language revitalisation.


Four key themes were identified and our New Zealand Summit programme was structured around these themes.

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