September 23, 2014
Maori knowledge valued
The chief Maori advisor for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment says a fund to develop the science and innovation potential of Maori looks to be permanent.
The ministry has just announced a further 13 projects totaling $1.8 million that it is funding from Te Punaha Hihiko Vision Matauranga Capability Fund.
Tamati Olsen says everyone wins when the science and research sector is able to access Maori knowledge.
"This indigenous knowledge across the world is one of those last untapped areas that can give us a different perspective, different views and a different ways of getting outcomes for a lot of the issues that we are facing," he says.
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