Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Poro
Ani Mikaere is from Ngāti Raukawa and Ngāti Porou. In her role as Pou Whakatupu Mātauranga at Te Wānanga o Raukawa, she is responsible for leading and promoting activity which nurtures and grows the mātauranga continuum—the constantly evolving body of knowledge that has been produced by successive generations of Māori theorists and practitioners. She also teaches in the Ahunga Tikanga (Māori Laws and Philosophy) programme.
In 2016 she was awarded Te Kāurutanga, a degree conferred by the founding iwi of Te Wānanga o Raukawa. Her thesis, entitled Like Moths to the Flame? A History of Ngāti Raukawa Resistance and Recovery, investigates the impact of colonisation on Ngāti Raukawa thought and was published in 2017. Other publications include He Rukuruku Whakaaro: Colonising Myths, Māori Realities (2011) and The Balance Destroyed (2017).
Colonialism, Racism and the Logic of Genocide
This session will discuss the history of British colonialism, with a particular focus on the logic of genocide which continues to underpin the colonial state. It considers the implications of this history for us in the present day.