Te hira tangata ki Waikato, ki Raukawa ki Maniapoto, ki Hauraki

 

Ani Mikaere

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Ani Mikaere is from Ngāti Raukawa and Ngāti Porou. She lectured in law at Auckland and Waikato Universities for fourteen years before taking up a position in 2001 at Te Wānanga o Raukawa. Ani was responsible for the Ahunga Tikanga (Māori Laws and Philosophy) programme from 2003-2009, before becoming co-director of Te Kāhui Whakatupu Mātauranga in 2010. She was recently appointed to the position of Pou Whakatupu Mātauranga. 

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).