Hui-te-ana-nui: Understanding kaitiakitanga in our marine environment
This full report examines mātauranga associated with the marine environment, and explores themes and why they are important to consider in decision-making.
It also indexes the reference sources of this varied mātauranga, and signposts where to go for further detail.
We hope this report is useful to iwi, hapū, hapori and whānau in the pursuit of their own knowledge retention, management and transmission to future generations.
We also anticipate this resource will be useful to decision makers of all kinds and at all levels. However, we caution the use of quotes or analysis out of context, without respect for those ancestors who provided it, and in isolation of reference to existing tangata whenua (tangata moana) sources and authorities.
Understanding, developing and retaining mātauranga and kaitiakitanga specific to the marine environment is a vital component of ecosystem-based management (EBM) for Aotearoa. For example, it is crucial for developing spiritual, cultural, social, environmental and economic practices, indicators and metrics that are relevant to our Aotearoa context.