Past Webinar

Indigenous Research Ethics

Journeys in Decolonisation

Dr Juan Tari, Dr Antje Decker,

Indigenous research ethics are a hot topic, with many non-indigenous researchers criticised for undertaking or leading research in and on indigenous communities. Indigenous researchers and communities are often compromised by the commissioning and ‘ownership’ of research. Research funding and approaches to managing ethics predominately rest with mainstream institutions. 

In our second December webinar, we welcome back Dr Juan Tauri along with Dr Antje Deckert, both Senior Lecturers at Auckland University of Technology, who provide insight into the perspectives of Indigenous Research Ethics and how we as funders, community organisations and researchers, can be more mindful of the tensions and power of research. 

They discuss the need to ensure that research involving Indigenous peoples is ethically relevant, according to the needs and desires of Indigenous peoples themselves and the importance of developing respectful and reciprocal Indigenous/non-Indigenous research partnerships of benefit for all, and how these kinds of best practice research guidelines are of value to all research communities.


Indigenous Research Ethics: Claiming Research Sovereignty Beyond Deficit and the Colonial Legacy by Lily George, Juan Tauri and Lindsey Te Ata o Tu MacDonald, published Oct 2020

Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples by Linda Tuhiwai Smith

Q&A with Lil Anderson of Te Arawhiti
Māori Perceptions of the Police – 1998
Webinar featuring Danièle Hromek, an indigenous researcher: Valuing Our World Views: Indigenous Community at the Centre

About the Presenters

Dr Juan Tari

Senior Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology

Dr Juan Tauri has received both a PhD (from the University of Wollongong) and MPhil Criminology (from the University of Cambridge) and is currently a senior lecturer in Criminology at the University of Waikato. The papers which are taught by Dr Tauri emphasis indigenous ways of understanding and knowing as well as indigenous people’s experiences of crime control in settler-colonial contexts. Much like the papers which Dr Tauri lectures, his publications focus on indigenous peoples and their perspectives within settler-colonial systems, counter-colonial criminology, and empowering indigenous people and their knowledge.

Dr Antje Decker

Senior Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology, Faculty of Culture and Society, School of Social Sciences and Public Policy

As a specialist in criminology and criminal justice, and as a scholar-activist, I am dedicating my career to anti-racism and to centring Indigenous voices. Both my research and teaching serve to consider the contributions criminology as an academic discipline has made, and continues to make, to the oppression of Indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities. Recognising this reality, I have come to identify myself as an anti-criminologist. As such, I am -- in collaboration with like-minded academics across the globe -- on a journey to find better ways to address social harm within academia and ultimately within society.

This Webinar was held

11am NZ Time
16 Dec
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