Nō Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Maniapoto; Ngāti Rārua, Ngāti Tama ki te Waipounamu ahau.
I am an adult educator and development practitioner. My research and teaching interests focus on the application of indigenous models to social, environmental, educational and economic issues to promote sustainable livelihoods. This includes the implementation of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. I am President of a large NGO called International Council of Adult Education and was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame by the University of Oklahoma in 2009. I currently lead the Vision Mātauranga programme for the Deep South Challenge, Changing with our Climate.