16 Apr 2021

Māori academics pulling double duty as unofficial cultural advisors

From Morning Report, 7:42 am on 16 April 2021

Māori academics say they're having to pull double-shifts - both as researchers, and as unpaid cultural guides for their non-Māori colleagues. 

That's from a new study which found that many Māori scientists are left with little time for their own work because they're expected to explain te ao Māori to their workmates, while they're also charged with explaining to whānau, iwi and hapū what the science sector is trying to achieve.

AUT University professor of management Jarrod Haar is a co-author of the study.

He whakapapas to Ngāti Maniapoto and Ngāti Mahuta.