Margaret Forster

Dr Margaret Forster

BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD

School of Māori Studies.


Margaret is a lecturer at Te Pūtahi-a-Toi, School of Māori Studies. She teaches in the area of Māori knowledge and development and supervises postgraduate research on a range of topics related to the adaptation and resilience of culture. Her research interests are focused around cultural and social sustainability and include an exploration of Māori relationships with whenua (natural environment), Māori-state resource management relations, and cultural and ethical issues related to engagement with Māori particularly at the interface between Matauranga Māori and science.

Sustainability projects:

  • Kaitiakitanga and Recovery of ancestral landscapes
  • Sustaining culture and identity in contemporary tribal organisations
  • Nga taonga o tangaroa: Ngāti Kahungunu fisheries oral history project.
  • Te Hoe Nuku Roa: Best Outcomes for Māori project.

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