Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga will launch a new resource today which compiles details of some of the nation’s leading Indigenous experts in an online and interactive environment.
Organisers say, Te Hononga Pūkenga – The Māori and Indigenous Researcher Directory is a celebration of the influence of Indigenous scholarship in New Zealand.
The Minister for Māori Development, Te Ururoa Flavell will officially launch the resource today.
In a statement Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, Research Director, Dr Dan Hikuroa says,“There is a wide range of very capable expert Māori researchers throughout the country. Many are working directly with their communities and most understand the context and requirements for Māori and therefore undertake research driven by the community’s needs and opportunities – with high Māori involvement, and utilising traditional knowledge, methodologies and approaches alongside other contemporary methods. These are the researchers Te Hononga Pūkenga connects and makes accessible to others, something which we feel will ultimately improve research, as well as policy and engagement with an array of individuals, communities and agencies”.
Te Hononga Pūkenga will provide detailed information such as the academics and researchers expertise and research areas, projects they have worked on, their location and iwi, as well as a biography or CV and their contact details.