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International Indigenous Librarians' Forum (IILF) Guide

Tāmaki Herenga Waka



The Eleventh International Indigenous Librarians' Forum was held February 5-9, 2019 at Waipapa Marae, University of Auckland, New Zealand. The host was Te Rōpū Whakahau and the year's theme was Tāmaki Herenga Waka - Tāmaki (Auckland) the mooring for indigenous canoes.


This IILF marked the return of the mauri stone to Waipapa Marae. Te Rōpū Whakahau decided to keep the mauri stone permanently in Aotearoa, with a Ngā Kaiwhakahau, or Te Rōpū Whakahau representative, taking the mauri stone with them, but only for the duration of the forum.


Post-Conference Materials

Waite, R. "11th International Indigenous Librarians' Forum". Originally posted on

2019 Website Archive

As of 2023, the 2019 IILF website is available here.

A hard copy of the 2019 IILF website can be found here.