30 March, 2021
Mātauranga Māori has become imbedded within the research framework of the Institute. Led by Principal Investigator Dr Pauline Harris, from Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Rakaipaaka and Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa, the research team includes Stakeholder Partner Iwi Diane Bradshaw, from the Ngāti Te Wehi, Ngāti Mahuta hapū of Waikato Tainui, Te Uri o Hau ki Te Rarawa iwi, and Principal Investigators Derek Kawiti and Dr Craig Rofe. These researchers are working at the interface of multiple knowledge systems, bringing together Mātauranga Māori, Pūtaiao Māori and Science.
A key focus of the Institute’s Te Moana Nui a Kiwa work is the capacity and capability development of future Māori and Pacific scientists, supported by scholarships, internships, and more, creating a pathway to success for these future scholars.
You can find out more about the interface of multiple knowledge systems, bringing together Mātauranga Māori, Pūtaiao Māori and Science in the following pages from our Annual Report 2020:
What's really important to us is the capacity and capability development of Māori and Pacific peoples in the sciences.