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dc.contributor.authorDale, Arnja
dc.contributor.authorPerrott, John
dc.contributor.authorBiddle- Ranga, TeUrikore
dc.contributor.authorWalker, Jessica
dc.description.abstractThe importance Mäori place on the environment and animals in particular is evidenced in Mäori oral narratives and proverbial sayings. Understanding Mäori knowledge and the cultural norms associated with animals is benefi cial to animal welfare inspectors and building stronger relationships with Mäori communities. One of the core functions of being an animal welfare inspector is to mitigate animal suffering, pain and distress, a common method of which is emergency euthanasia of the animal(s). Mäori report a level of anxiety performing euthanasia on live animals, which highlights the importance for natural sciences to provide Mäori-centred support and culturally relevant teaching. Animal euthanasia, taught using ethically sourced animal cadavers, is a difficult, sensitive and culturally complex subject to teach students. The cultural safety of staff and students is paramount. We have implemented a number of tikanga Mäori (Mäori customs) strategies, and feedback on these mätauranga Mäori (Mäori traditional knowledge) initiatives has been very positive: increasing cultural awareness, providing culturally relevant support for Mäori studentsen_NZ
dc.publisherNgā Pae o Māramatangaen_NZ
dc.subjectMāori knowledgeen_NZ
dc.subjectanimal euthanasiaen_NZ
dc.subjectcultural safetyen_NZ
dc.subjectanimal welfareen_NZ
dc.titleTikanga Māori : animal cadavers used for teaching animal euthanasiaen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden160511 Research, Science and Technology Policyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden220101 Bioethics (human and animal)en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden200207 Māori Cultural Studiesen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationDale, A.R., Perrott, J., Biddle-Walker, T., & Walker, J.K. (2015, April). Tikanga Māori: Animal cadavers used for teaching animal euthanasia. In IIDRC Proceedings Editorial (Ed.), International Indigenous Development Research Conference 2014 (pp.23-30en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institutionAuckland University of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleProceedings of International Indigenous Development Research Conference 2014en_NZ
unitec.conference.titleInternational Indigenous Development Research Conference 2014en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgNgā Pae o Māramatangaen_NZ
unitec.conference.locationUniversity of Aucklanden_NZ
dc.subject.tukutukuKaupapa rangahaumi_NZ

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