Dr Dan Hikuroa

Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato-Tainui, Ngaati Whanaunga

Dan Hikuroa (Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato-Tainui, Ngaati Whanaunga) is an Earth System Scientist and established world expert on weaving indigenous knowledge and science to realise the dreams and aspirations of the communities he works with.

He is currently UNESCO NZ Culture Commissioner and has been spearheading alternative ways of assessing sustainability, including weaving indigenous knowledge and epistemologies into legislation, assessment frameworks and decision-support tools.