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Māori scientists carry cultural burden, study finds


New Zealand’s Indigenous scientists are expected to spend time “raising cultural capacity” at their institutions

Māori scientists are suffering from the burden of having to act as “cultural guides” for the non-Māori people around them, a research paper has said.

Leading Māori academics have come out in support of the paper, which was published on 15 April in the journal Human Relations. It says that Māori are expected to “raise the cultural capacity” of their employing organisations.

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