Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith PhD is a Māori scholar, writer, teacher, grandmother and mother. She is known for her book Decolonising Methodologies Research and Indigenous Peoples. Professor Smith has won many awards for research, is a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit and a fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and the American Education Research Association. She has served on many public sector governance and advisory boards as well as community organisations. She is currently a Professor of Māori and Indigenous Studies at the University of Waikato and a member of the Waitangi Tribunal.
Megan Hill is the Program Director of the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development and Director of the Honoring Nations program at the Kennedy School, Harvard University. The Harvard Project aims to understand and foster the conditions under which self-determined social and economic development is achieved and sustained.
Megan currently serves on the Native American Graves Protection Repatriation Act Committee at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, on the Board of the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative, and Board Secretary for the Dr. Rosa Minoka Hill Fund. Megan graduated from the University of Chicago with a Master of Arts in the Social Sciences.
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