In Fire that Kindles Hearts, eminent Māori scholars talk about what shaped them — and discuss issues they face today.
What is Māori scholarship? What does it offer? Why is it important? Today Māori are entering tertiary education institutions in increasing numbers, but how is the academic world responding? In this book, ten Māori professors address these and other key questions, and explain how they balance their roles as academics with their obligations to whānau,
iwi, communities, Aotearoa and the world.
Māori scholarship focuses on participation and accomplishment in the Māori world and being responsible global citizens. Scholars also have to be excellent teachers, researchers and administrators. They are role models, mentoring and supporting other Māori staff and students.
Advances in Māori academic achievement owe much to these men and women and others like them. They are torchbearers, visionaries, creating a legacy from which we can all draw inspiration and strength.