“The principal advice that still rings in my ears is that the language needs to be maintained and sustained - that has remained my role and goal thus far.”
- Sir Tīmoti Kāretu
It is with great honor that we announce Sir Tīmoti Kāretu as a Keynote Speaker for ICILDER 2023!
Sir Tīmoti Kāretu is a professor, translator, author, songwriter, and key figure of the Māori language revitalization movement. His achievements include:
• Served as the first Māori Language Commissioner.
• Admitted to the Knights Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit (KNZM) in 2017.
• Recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in 2020.
Hear from Sir Tīmoti Kāretu and other inspiring presenters when you join us this October 12 - 14, 2023 in Bloomington, Indiana!
Register for ICILDER today!