Dr. Hēmi Whaanga

Panelist, Panel 4 – Indigenous Protocol and Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Hēmi Whaanga is an associate professor in Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao (The Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies) at the University of Waikato. Hēmi has worked as a project leader and researcher on a range of projects centred on the revitalisation and protection of Māori language and knowledge (including Mātauranga Māori, digitisation of indigenous knowledge, ICT and indigenous knowledge, ethics, traditional ecological knowledge, language revitalisation, and linguistics). He affiliates to Ngāti Kahungunu through his father, and Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Mamoe and Waitaha through his mother.