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  • Join Dr Haki Tuaupiki, senior lecturer at the University of Waikato’s Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao (Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies) as he shares knowledge about indigenous voyaging and navigation te reo Māori.

    Māori ancestors undertook voyages to and from Aotearoa using complex navigation skills and cutting-edge technology. Dr Tuaupiki has researched pūrākau, whakataukī and karakia to recover traditional Māori navigational knowledge.

    Navigation provides an opportunity to explore ideas related to a range of science concepts, discover related resources under our navigation topic.

    You can download the video, by going to the full view here. Note, in the video, slides on Māori navigation start at 5:02 and slides on the software simulation of the night sky start at 29:26.

    Ngā mihi nunui e te mātanga kōrua ko Greta – te mutunga kē mai o te pai.


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    More information on this topic can be found in the article Navigating without instruments – introduction. To discover other areas of mātauranga research, explore the Mātauranga Māori topic.

    Other webinars with Māori researchers include:

    You can find a growing number te reo Māori resources in the article Hub resources with te reo Māori.

    To explore different aspects of research utilising science and mātauranga Māori, have a look at our Pinterest curation of resources here.

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    Learn more about Dr Haki Tuaupiki here.

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    Thank you to Dr Haki Tuaupiki for sharing his research.

      Published 23 August 2022 Referencing Hub articles
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