Dr Chelsea Bond (Munanjahli and South Sea Islander woman) is Senior Lecturer with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, University of Queensland and has worked as an Aboriginal Health Worker and researcher in communities across south-east Queensland for the past 20 years. She has a strong interest in urban Indigenous health promotion, culture, identity and community development.

Dr. Marie Delorme (Métis, Canada) is CEO of The Imagination Group of Companies. She chairs the Chiniki Trico Board, is past chair of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Foundation Board, and serves on the River Cree Enterprises Board, the National Indigenous Economic Development Board, the Queen's University Board of Trustees, and The Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking. She is also advisor to two Universities.

Professor Charles Menzies (First Nations, Canada, Member of Gitxaala Nation of northwestern British Columbia) is at the Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. His primary research interests are in the production of anthropological films, natural resource management (primarily fisheries related), political economy, contemporary First Nations' issues, maritime anthropology and the archaeology of north coast BC. He has conducted field research in, and produced films concerning, north coastal BC, Canada; Brittany, France; and Donegal, Ireland.

Professor Poia Rewi (Tūhoe, Ngāti Manawa, Te Arawa) is Dean of Te Tumu, School of Māori, Pacific & Indigenous Studies, University of Otago and researches Indigenous language revitalisation, te reo me ngā tikanga Māori, Māori oratory, Māori performing arts and Māori history. He has published extensively including as co-author on Whaikorero: The World of Māori Oratory and The Value of the Māori language: Te Hua o te Reo Māori. Poia has also worked collaboratively to create a series of innovative interactive Apps to teach te Reo Māori.

Ngāti Maniapoto-Waikato, Ngāti Tuwharetoa

My position at Auckland University of Technology at Te Ara Poutama, Faculty of Māori and Indigenous development provides a pathway to generate excitement in students for learning about Māori media and culture by engaging directly with Māori music and media. I have only recently stepped up into a research-focused position. The result has been a deeper devotion to the development, revitalisation and self-determination of Te Ao Māori. My commitment to a Māori worldview has informed and underpins my PhD project, so that my practice-led research takes a reflection on and in practice approach within an overarching Mātauranga Māori paradigm.

'Aulani Wilhelm (Hawaiian) is Senior Vice President for the Centre for Oceans Conservation International, Founder of Island Water, and Stanford University Graduate School of Business Social Innovation Fellow 2014. 'Aulani is leading a project that is in seeking designation of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine are as a National Monument and World Heritage Site in Hawaii. She is chair of the IUCN-WCPA Large-Scale Marine Protected Area Task Force, with more than 20 years of experience in natural resource management, primarily ocean conservation.