Project Matauranga

My partner just pointed this out to me:

PROJECT MĀTAURANGA

Sundays, 8.00pm (R)

Project Mātauranga is a science series presented by Dr Ocean Mercier, a lecturer at Victoria University that celebrates Māori innovation in the science sector. The series investigates Māori worldviews and methodologies within the scientific community and looks at their practical application.

Step by step we’ll see the problems resolved, revealing in everyday language how Western Science and Māori knowledge systems are combining to provide solutions.

http://www.maoritelevision.com/default.aspx?tabid=75&pid=15203

According to NIWA’s website, “The series – PROJECT MATAURANGA – looks at a wide range of subjects, including koura management in lakes, the risks associated with eating traditional kai, and sustainable wastewater management for marae. …

PROJECT MATAURANGA looks at the growth of Maori worldviews within the scientific community and celebrates the people and ideas that are giving our country an edge in the world of science.

Formatted around the structure of an experiment, each episode begins with a problem, followed by a method that has been developed to solve the problem.

Step-by-step, viewers will see the problems resolved, revealing in everyday language how Western science and Maori knowledge systems are combining to provide solutions.

Dr Mercier says Maori have always been scientists and continue to be scientists.

“Our brand of science maybe a little different from Western science but nonetheless it allowed us to work in the world, to be in the world, to live in the world, to survive in the world for generations and thousands of years,” she says.”

Ref: http://www.niwa.co.nz/te-kuwaha/project-matauranga

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