Bioneers 2024 Conference

Jessica Hutchings

Founding Trustee | Papawhakaritorito Charitable Trust

Jessica Hutchings

Jessica Hutchings, Ph.D., (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Huirapa, Gujarati) is nationally (in New Zealand) and internationally recognised as a leader and researcher in Indigenous food systems and Māori food and soil sovereignty. A founding trustee of the Papawhakaritorito Charitable Trust that works to uplift Māori food and soil sovereignty, she is herself a food grower and has been a member of Te Waka Kai Ora (the Māori Organics Authority) for 20+ years. A widely published author on food sovereignty issues, Jessica has been working at the crossroads of Indigenous knowledge, environmental wellbeing, and Indigenous social justice, organic farming and self-determination for 30+ years.

Keynote Address:

Indigenous Forum – Rematriation: Indigenous Women’s Leadership

March 28th | 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm