Margaret Mutu (Ngāti Kahu, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Whātua) holds a BSc in mathematics, an MPhil in Māori Studies, a Diploma of Teaching and a PhD in Māori Studies specialising in Linguistics. Margaret is a mandated representative of Ngāti Kahu nationally and internationally at the United Nations Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues. She is chief negotiator for the settlement of Ngāti Kahu’s Treaty claim.
Margaret has published two other books, and is frequently called on by national and international media to provide information and expert commentary. Margaret is currently the Professor of Māori Studies at the University of Auckland.