In this recorded professional learning session the Science Learning Hub kōrero with Tame Malcolm (Te waka o Te Arawa, Ngāti Tarāwhai, Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Ngararanui, Ngāti Whakaue) about his work and PhD exploring te ao Māori views and values on pest control.
Tame was raised in te ao Māori, has completed a range of science qualifications and worked in various biosecurity roles. He brings these experiences to his current mahi as operations manager at Te Tira Whakamātaki – a not-for-profit Māori biodiversity network.
In this recorded webinar we chat with Tame about his experiences and hear examples of how both mātauranga and science have been part of his journey.
You can download the video.
This resource provides insights for teachers and all people interested in mātauranga, science and pest management.
Wow! Ngā mihi nui Tame! We could have listened and learnt for hours!Participant
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For an introduction to mātauranga Māori and science, read this article and, to discover many more resources, explore our mātauranga Māori topic. We also have an overview of Resources with Māori content.
Dr Pricilla Wehi has contributed to a range of resources on the Science Learning Hub including Mātauranga and the integration of Māori and western knowledge, Dead as the moa – oral traditions show that early Māori recognised extinction and the Connected article Te tapa ingoa.
Watch our related webinars:
- Opportunities for using te reo Māori with Professor Rangi Mātāmua
- Matauranga Māori with Associate Professor Hēmi Whaanga
- Mātauranga and the Living World with Yvonne Taura
- Te Repo – wetlands as a context for learning
- Whakanui pūtaiao – two primary teachers share their ideas
- Te Kāhui o Matariki and the environment
- Kaitiakitanga with Tame Malcolm
Project Mātauranga is a television series that investigates Māori world views and methodologies within the scientific community.
In this Spinoff article Tame Malcolm unpacks the claims that using 1080 poison to control pests is ‘un-Māori’ – arguing that to the contrary, protecting the environment is at the heart of whakaaro Māori.
Dr Priscilla Wehi‘s research on Indigenous plant naming and experimentation reveal a plant–insect relationship in New Zealand forests and downloadable resources can be found here. Make sure you explore the other information in this fantastic website.
Watch the video of Rereata Makiha from the Waka Huia programme where he talks about Kupe’s arrival to Aoteroa.
Tame also suggested signing up for the newsletter at Te Tira Whakamātaki. They are also on social media so follow them to discover more.
We would like to thank Tame Malcolm and his whānau.