For 50 years, Dame Anne Salmond has navigated “te ao hurihuri"– travelling to hui in her little blue VW Beetle with Eruera and Amiria Stirling in the 1970s, working for a university marae alongside Merimeri Penfold, Patu Hohepa and Wharetoroa Kerr in the 1980s, and giving evidence to the Waitangi Tribunal on the meaning of Te Tiriti in the 2000s.

From Hui to The Trial of the Cannibal Dog to today’s debates about the future of Aotearoa New Zealand, Salmond’s work has explored who we are to each other.

A Distinguished Professor at The University of Auckland, a leading social scientist and a respected environmentalist, she is the first New Zealander to be elected a fellow of both the US National Academy of Sciences and the British Academy, is a former New Zealander of the Year and has been awarded the Order of New Zealand, Aotearoa New Zealand’s highest honour.

Te Kawehau Hoskins (Ngāti Hau, Ngāpuhi) meets her in a careerspanning conversation.

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Last updated: 12 March 2024