Education Profile: Lucy Sanson

Posted on 17 July 2019

Education Profile: Lucy Sanson

Lucy Sanson is one of 23 recipients awarded a Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trust Education Grant in the 2018 round. 


Tēnā koutou e te iwi,

Ko Lucy tōku ingoa.

Ko Stephen Sanson rāua ko Cathy Prior ōku mātua.

I attend Massey University in Palmerston North, where I am in my second year of my Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning with a minor in Soil and Earth Science.

My interest in studying this stemmed from my experience as a beekeeper in rural Manawatū. Working day to day in a large variety of apiaries allowed me to see the drastic changes in our environment first-hand. I realised that some of the changes I was seeing were irreversible.

In my first year of study I expanded my cultural knowledge by taking up a paper called He Tirohanga o Mua: Māori Custom, Lore and Economics. I enjoyed this so much that in my second year I am studying two more Māori-based papers: Mana Māori: Māori and Politics; and Te Kawenata o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand Society. I believe these papers as well as my other Resource and Environmental Planning papers will provide me with a better foundation to become a qualified Resource and Environmental Planner.

Ngā mihi, Lucy Sanson

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