Jason Mika: Maori Governance and Maori Economy

Native Nations Institute

Jason is a Fulbright scholar in the US from August 2019 to January 2020 visiting the Native Nations Institute (Aug-Oct) at the University of Arizona and the Woods Institute for Environmental Policy at Stanford University (Oct-Jan). Jason is an Indigenous entrepreneurship researcher from Massey University’s School of Management in Aotearoa New Zealand. Jason completed his PhD in Māori entrepreneurship in 2015. Jason’s research interest centers on how Indigenous entrepreneurs balance cultural and commercial imperatives in multiple sites, sectors and scales, including marine economies, agribusiness, tourism, regional and national economies. In this short NNI interview he gave his insights on the ways Māori Governance works with their economies and the differences he noticed between the Native nations making economies work in the United States and Māori economies.

Native Nations
Resource Type

Native Nations Institute. "Jason Mika: Maori Governance and Maori Economy" Native Nations Instititue, University of Arizona. Tucson, Arizona. August 7, 2020

Transcript available upon request. Please email: nni@email.arizona.edu

Related Resources


Sharon Toi is Ngāpuhi Māori and a 2014 recipient of a Fulbright Visiting Scholar-Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga Graduate Award that funded her residency at the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program housed within the University of Arizona’s College of Law.  Sharon shares her extensive knowledge about…


Professor Carwyn Jones of Ngāti Kahungunu descent is a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington and Co-Editor of the Māori Law Review offers his testimonials on the political landscape for constitutional reform for Māori and other indigenous people. 

Development of a Kaupapa Maori Governance Model from a Literature Review and Key Informant Interviews

Kaupapa Māori sets the theoretical framework within which ideas and research about governance were explored. This review incorporated both indigenous and non-indigenous governance literature. This set the scene for interviews with six key informants with Māori who are knowledgeable about…

Indigenous Peoples’ Good Governance, Human Rights and Self-Determination in the Second Decade of the New Millennium – A M?ori Perspective

This brief paper addresses the nexus between good governance, human rights and Indigenous peoples’ self-determination particularly from Articles 3-6 and 46 of the 2007 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The paper is placed within a Māori good governance context with some broader…