He Pou Tokomanawa: kaitiakitanga in practice
This iwi-led project gathered data and research to guide the formulation of a culturally relevant pathway for iwi to engage in the evaluation and development of EBM tools and processes.
This report combines findings drawn from 4 wānanga (gatherings for discussion) and 17 interviews conducted in 2018 across the Tasman and Golden Bay region with whānau (family members) of Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Rārua, Ngāti Tama and Te Ātiawa. It also incorporates discussions from a kotahitanga hui (collective meeting) held at Te Āwhina Marae, Motueka, and the hui whakamutunga (final meeting) of the project team and Kaitohutohu (advisory group members) at the Cawthron Institute in May and June 2019 respectively.
This report is relevant to Māori, scientists, resource management professionals, students and others. We also hope that the documentation of Kaupapa Māori research methodologies is informative and helpful for anyone else who wishes to support similar iwi-led projects.
Care has been taken to ensure that any sensitive mātauranga Māori is not included.