12 Nov 2012

Maori scholars receive Fulbright scholarships

3:22 pm on 12 November 2012

Two Maori scholars will get the opportunity to travel to the United States and Hawai'i to study different indigenous organisations.

Eruera Tarena and Veronica Tawhai are recipients of the Fulbright-Nga Pae o te Maramatanga Scholar Awards for this year.

Eruera Tarena is the strategy manager for Te Tapuae o Rehua and will research contemporary indigenous organisation design at the Arizona State University Tempe and the University of Hawai'i.

Veronica Tawhai is a lecturer in Maori development at Massey University and will research citizenship education at the Center for World Indigenous Studies in Olympia, Washington.

Eruera Tarena will travel to the US in March 2013 while Veronica Tawhai starts her scholarship in January.