Matauranga Maori Characteristics of New Zealand's Biodiversity

Reference: Mead A 2019. 1.1. Matauranga Maori Characteristics of New Zealand's Biodiversity - A Literature Review.

This paper reports on the findings of a literature review conducted on the wellbeing of indigenous knowledge holders as part of the Biological Heritage Challenge project 1.1 'Matauranga Maori Characterisations of New Zealand's Biodiversity: Whakamanahia nga matauranga o nehe hai oranga tangata, oranga taiao' (Project 1.1). The project aims to co-develop a methodology between matauranga Maori holders and potential users that allows the application of this knowledge to (a) restore and futureproof the pre-colonial transfer of matauranga Maori and (b) contribute to achieving the mission of the Biological Heritage National Science Challenge (BHNSC) 'to reverse the decline of New Zealand's biological heritage'.

This is not an exhaustive literature review. It references 87 publications, papers, audio-visual resources and covers some key elements relevant to the project's objective to contribute to a deeper understanding and acceptance of matauranga Maori acquisition, processing and transfer of intergenerational knowledge relating to biocultural heritage, characteristics of knowledge holder wellbeing as well as an understanding of how these apply to and are incorporated into the management and protection of NZ's biological heritage.

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Authors Mead, Aroha
Maintainer BioHeritage Support
Last Updated July 29, 2021, 14:22 (NZST)
Created October 28, 2020, 17:24 (NZDT)
Publisher New Zealand's BioHeritage National Science Challenge
Publication Year 2020