As part of the events celebrating 50 years of Anthropology at Victoria University of Wellington, the Cultural Anthropology Programme is hosting a free public lecture by Professor Dame Anne Salmond.
Alternative Facts and Uncommon Truths: Rivers and other Realities
This public lecture will focus on current debates about rivers, whakapapa and the law in New Zealand, beginning with the passage of Te Awa Tupua Act that recognises the Whanganui river as a legal person.
It will explore the possibilities for a wider reconciliation between ideas of kai-tiakitanga and public trusteeship, and mauri ora and ecological health in legal and other frameworks for waterways in New Zealand.
Dame Anne Salmond DBE is a Distinguished Professor of Māori Studies and Anthropology at the University of Auckland. She was New Zealander of the Year in 2013 and has won the Rutherford Medal from the Royal Society of New Zealand.
When: Thursday 11 May
Time: 6pm followed by a reception at 7pm
Where: Hunter Council Chamber, Level 2 Hunter Building, Gate 2 Kelburn Parade, Kelburn Campus, Victoria University of Wellington