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Te Ao Māori projects

Current projects


Led by Alana Alexander, Ngāpuhi [Te Hikutu], Pākehā (University of Otago), Catherine Collins, Kāi Tahu, Pākehā (University of Otago) and Simon Hills, Ngāti Porou, Pākehā (Massey University).

The Ruatau project will empower Māori communities to make informed decisions about important genomics issues by bringing Māori communities and kaipūtaiao together in wānanga (workshops) focused on genomics. The knowledge of both groups will be extended in a two-way tuakana-teina relationship through the examination of problems and questions about genomics that are relevant to Māori communities.

Completed projects

Te nohonga kaitiaki

Led by Maui Hudson, University of Waikato

Te nohonga kaitiaki are guidelines for genomic research with taonga species that align with cultural expectations of appropriate ethical behaviour. These guidelines support Genomics Aotearoa researchers to work appropriately with Māori / Iwi communities in the generation, storage and use of genome sequences for taonga species and indigenous plants and animals.