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Why Indigenous knowledge should be an essential part of how we govern the world’s oceans

Meg Parsons; Lara Taylor

University of Auckland; Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research

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In this blog, Meg and Lara Māori question the western hegemony on science and argue for valuing indigenous knowledge in ocean science

Indigenous peoples have cared for their land and seascapes for generations, using traditional knowledge and practices. But our research on marine justice shows Indigenous peoples face ongoing challenges as they seek to assert their sovereignty and authority in marine spaces.