This paper examines the interface between science and policymaking and calls for a policy approach that is enabled by, and responsive to, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Mātauranga Māori. For a science sector to have its greatest reach and impact for all citizens, it must demonstrate relevance, accessibility and inclusion. In Aotearoa, there has been concern about the exclusion of Māori and Pacific expertise from science advice and key decision-making roles. Te Tiriti offers a powerful framework for connecting systems and communities of knowledge in ways that are mutually beneficial and future focused.
Tahu Kukutai, Tracey McIntosh, Amohia Boulton, Meihana Durie, Meika Foster, Jessica Hutchings, Melanie Mark-Shadbolt, Helen Moewaka Barnes, Te Taiawatea Moko-Mead, Sarah-Jane Paine, Suzanne Pitama, and Jacinta Ruru