Margret Mage

Margret Mage

Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Latin America, Indigenous Rights & Histories in Brazil


Kia ora koutou. Ko Mekeō toku iwi. Ko Anga Banga toku awa. Nō Tonga me Papua New Guinea ahau. Ko Margret Aisa Mage tōku ingoa. E mahi ana ahau hei tauira ki Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato. E noho ana au ki Kirikiriroa.

Hello, I’m Margret! I have recently completed my Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Psychology at the University of Waikato. I am beyond grateful for this opportunity to explore indigenous worlds beyond Aotearoa and the Pacific.

I looked through the photos of the 2020 cohort and read their blogs on the 360international website, and it really inspired me to give it a go. I pictured myself being a part of this amazing kaupapa, and here I am, a recipient of the PMSLA – Indigenous Rights and History to Brazil.

I am excited to be immersed in Brazil’s culture and history. This opportunity aligns with my passion, purpose, and vision to advocate for Indigenous Human rights. It will be an experience of a lifetime, and I cannot wait to share my blogs and photos with my family and friends and inspire others to become global ambassadors.  

I am honoured to use this platform to connect and share my passion for indigenous rights with others. I am so glad to be sharing this experience with my 2023 cohort.

  • Falou, ate mais Sao Paulo!

    What are you afraid of? Shivers with intention. A teardrop becomes one with the rain. I hear and see your pain. Activists can get tired too. and lose hope. Bleached minds say we are. too ambitious. When we want to be treated equally. When we want better for our people. A loyal servant. When years…Continue…

  • Bilum Lady in Brasil

    My eyes are peeled. I was aware of it but I had to see it for myself. Cultural awareness and competency make no sense to me. A skill you can add to your resume. To make up for your lack of empathy. Always got something to prove in writing. Calm down you’ve only spent a…Continue…

  • Eu sou estrangeira

    A blog post that my friends and family back home have all been anticipating. I have been excited to share about the amazing kaupapa I’ve been immersed in during my first week here in Brazil. Forever captivated by Brazil’s street art and graffiti, architecture, vibrant people, and rich culture. Creativity is a means of survival…Continue…