As part of my research into Māori and Science (etc.), I came across this publication by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, titled, Te Ara Pūtaiao: Māori Insights in Science. It brings together research by four Māori scientists and offers a number of relevant and interesting points.
Maori identities and Scientist identities: seeing them together
In the first chapter, Dr James Ātaria (Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) describes a project he was involved in and on which they invited a local Māori high school student to join in. They found that this had a profound impact on her perception of Māori in Science: “Her teacher …got back to us and said that the experience had had quite a profound influence on [her…] because her idea of what scientists do had been completely turned round. ‘Māori scientists as well,’ she said. Before that she had found it difficult to find a link between Māori and science. In talking with us she…
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