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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal is an indigenous composer, researcher and teacher.

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal is a passionate advocate for ‘indigenous creativity’ which he pursues through composing and performing music, and researching and teaching iwi histories and traditions and indigenous knowledge. Charles is currently Director, Ngā Manu Atarau (Communities, Repatriation, Sector Development) at Te Papa Museum of New Zealand.

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal is a composer, researcher and teacher and a passionate advocate for ‘indigenous creativity’. Through composing and performing music, through researching and teaching iwi histories and traditions and indigenous knowledge, Charles pursues indigenous creativity and innovation. His iwi are Marutūahu, Ngāti Raukawa and Ngā Puhi. Charles is currently Director, Ngā Manu Atarau (Communities, Repatriation, Sector Development) at Te Papa Museum of New Zealand.

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal is a composer, researcher and teacher and a passionate advocate for ‘indigenous creativity’. Through composing and performing music and through researching and teaching iwi histories and traditions and indigenous knowledge, Charles seeks to unlock the ‘creative potential’ of indigenous peoples and their knowledge. Charles composes for orchestra and chamber groups. He also composes and performs mōteatea-chanted song poetry and popular song. Charles has written and/or edited six books, all on iwi histories and traditions and mātauranga Māori. Charles is also the founder and leader of whare tapere – iwi based ‘houses’ of storytelling, dance, games, music and other entertainments – which takes place in Hauraki.  Previously he was Director of Graduate Studies and Research at Te Wānanga-o-Raukawa, Ōtaki, and Professor of Indigenous Development and Director, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, University of Auckland. Charles belongs to Marutūahu, Ngāti Raukawa and Ngā Puhi. Charles is currently Director, Ngā Manu Atarau (Communities, Repatriation, Sector Development) at Te Papa Museum of New Zealand.

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Dr Charles Royal (Te Ahukaramū) is a composer, teacher and researcher. He is deeply interested in the development of a new tangata whenuatanga (indigenous communities and life ways) particularly as this may be achieved through music, performing arts, education and research. Charles is the leader of the modern whare tapere - community based 'houses' of storytelling, dance, games, music and other entertainments – and he is the Artistic Director of Ōrotokare: Art, Story, Motion Trust which convenes an annual whare tapere upon Charles’s papakāinga in Hauraki.

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In June 2014, Charles completed his tenure as Professor of Indigenous Development, and Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, at the University of Auckland. Charles has received numerous awards for his ground-breaking work in mātauranga Māori and indigenous knowledge. He has been a Fulbright Scholar (2001), a Winston Churchill Fellow (2001) and a Resident at the Rockefeller Study and Conference Centre, Bellagio, Italy (2004). From 2011 to 2014, Charles was a Visiting Fellow at the University of London (programme entitled ‘Indigeneity in the Contemporary World: Performance, Politics, Belonging’ lead by Prof Helen Gilbert).

 Charles has published six books and ten monographs - all on aspects of mātauranga Māori and iwi histories and traditions – the most recent being Te Ngākau (2009), a text in Māori on the nature of knowledge and knowing. Charles is a graduate of the Victoria University of Wellington School of Music and he also completed a doctorate in theatre and film studies from Victoria University in 1998.

Charles is currently Director, Ngā Manu Atarau (Communities, Repatriation, Sector Development) at Te Papa Museum of New Zealand.