Living Indigenous Leadership: Native Narratives on Building Strong Communities
Our conversation with Dr. Tina Ngaroimata Fraser will seek to uncover how Indigenous leaders uniquely weave their actions with land, story, ancestors, and elders—concepts often overlooked in conventional leadership discussions. Discover the potency of Indigenous leadership as it shines through collaboration, the wisdom of Elders, and community-driven projects focused on education, language, health, and the conservation of Indigenous arts. Moreover, hear the empowering voices of Indigenous women, from wives to grandmothers, as they utilize their profound knowledge to foster healing and robust communities. This talk promises not just an addition to the leadership discourse but inspiration for nurturing the leaders of tomorrow.
About the Author
Dr. Fraser is a Māori scholar from Aotearoa (New Zealand) teaching at the University of Northern British Columbia. Her tribal affiliations are Ngāti Haka/Patuheuheu, Ngāti Koura, and Ngāti Pani from the Tūhoe Nation. The other affiliation is Ngāti Ranginui. Dr. Fraser is a full Professor in the School of Education. She is the first female and Indigenous Chair for the School of Education, an Adjunct Professor in the School of Nursing, Department of First Nations Studies, and an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Education. She was a former Acting Chair for the School of Nursing, and she is currently Acting Chair/Department of First Nations Studies. Dr. Fraser is a Fellow of Te Mata Ō Te Tau (The Academy for Research and Scholarship at Massey University, and an Associate Fellow/Adjunct at Te Wānanga ō Awanuiarangi, New Zealand.