Dr Moana Jackson

Dr Moana Jackson

Director of Te Hau Tikanga (The Māori Law Commission)

Dr Moana Jackson is of Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Porou descent. He is a Māori lawyer specialising in Treaty of Waitangi and constitutional issues. Moana was the co-founder of Ngā Kaiwhakamārama i ngā Ture (the Māori Legal Service) and is the Director of Te Hau Tikanga (The Māori Law Commission). He lectures in Ahunga Tikanga / Māori Laws at Te Wānanga o Raukawa, Ōtaki.

Dr Hana O’Regan

Dr Hana O’Regan

General Manager, Oranga, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

Dr Hana O’Regan (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha) is the General Manager of Oranga/ Wellbeing for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.

Hana’s career has been largely focused on the areas of Māori language revitalisation and Māori educational achievement whilst also being an active advocate and driver for her own tribal language revitalisation strategy within Kāi Tahu.

Hana has previously held the position of lecturer at the University of Otago and management positions in the Māori Language Unit of Ngāi Tahu, The Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, CPIT.  Hana is also currently a New Zealand Fellow on the International Centre for Language Revitalisation, ICLR and a member of Ngā Kaituhono.

A proud mother of two children, Hana is committed to te reo in the home and intergenerational transmission of the language.

Luke Pearson

Luke Pearson


Luke Pearson is a Gamilaroi man, and is the founder and CEO of IndigenousX.

Luke has worked as a teacher, mentor, counsellor, public speaker, collaborator, mediator, facilitator, events manager, researcher, evaluator, reporter and much more.

Luke's passion for IndigenousX stems from his belief in the need to improve Indigenous media representation in Australia and to have a platform for individuals to tell their own stories in their own words.

Nadine Caron

Dr Nadine Caron

Academic Physician, Surgery

Dr Caron is an Ojibway First Nations woman who was born and raised in Kamloops BC. Dr Caron graduated as a Surgeon from British Columbia’s Medical School and following her graduation, she moved to San Francisco to complete her postgraduate fellowship training in Endocrine Surgical Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco. However, Dr Caron's love for British Columbia brought her home and since January 2005, she has been working as a General and Endocrine Surgeon at Prince George Regional Hospital as well as a tenure-track faculty member in UBC's Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery and teaching in the Northern Medical Program. She has served on numerous committees including the Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Health - Advisory Committee on Provincial Health Goals (members selected by the Minister of Health, Province of British Columbia); British Columbia Medical Association - Committee on Health Promotion; Native Physicians Association of Canada; and is currently Chair of the BC Medical Association's Committee on Aboriginal Health.

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