Policy Briefing: Mātauranga Māori – the ūkaipō of knowledge in New Zealand

2019-05-31T04:12:23Z (GMT) by Daniel Hikuroa Suzanne Woodward

Mātauranga Māori spans Māori knowledge, culture, values and world view. Hitherto mostly ignored or disregarded by the science community because it seemed to be myth and legend, fantastic and implausible, mātauranga Māori includes knowledge generated using techniques consistent with the scientific method, but explained according to a Māori world view. Acknowledging this extends the history of scientific endeavour back to when Māori arrived in Aotearoa and Te Wai Pounamu, many centuries ago.