Government, the private sector and scientists have struggled to fully harness the contribution of Māori values and people in science and technological development. Yet Māori have a long history of entrepreneurship and innovation, based on ancestral science and technology (mātauranga). We now must draw on this history as we navigate futures for Aotearoa.
This book brings together writing on the big questions about the role of Māori, tikanga and mātauranga in shaping science and technological innovation. Written by Māori from diverse disciplines, it explores the potential for novel approaches, theories, methods and community engagement models in science and technology programmes. It calls for increased participation, initiative and leadership from Māori and presents the views of leading Māori thinkers on what technology and science mean for the future.
What are BWB Texts?
BWB Texts are short books on big subjects by great New Zealand writers. Spanning contemporary issues, history and memoir, new BWB Texts are released regularly, and the series now amounts to well over fifty works.
All recently published BWB Texts can be purchased in print and digital formats using the ‘Buy’ or ‘Preorder’ buttons on this page. You can also subscribe to the series – a great gift idea! Find more information about subscription offers here.
Maria Amoamo, Merata Kawharu, Katharina Rukstuhl, Paul Tapsell, Leonie Jones, Willy-John Martin, Maui Hudson, Jordan Waiti, Te Taka Keegan, Heemi Whaanga and Diane Ruwhiu.