by Mahinekura Reinfeld, Dr Leonie Pihama, and Ngaropi Cameron
Tu Ka Ora is the final report from a research project undertaken by Mahinekura Reinfeld that resulted in the publication titled ‘Matarakau: Nga korero mo nga rongoa o Taranaki’. It was her vision to undertake research with kuia and koroheke from Taranaki about their experiences in the use of rongoa Maori.
This research is being funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand.
The need for contextualised, culturally safe health/social services is well recognised within Aotearoa, particularly within Mental Health and Addiction Services. However this response can often be polarised, limited in its focus utilising generic Maori cultural constructs or iwi non-specific, total population impacts of trauma for Maori. The intervening logic is either individualised or ethnically generalised. While trauma is an experience that can impact on all people, Māori experience trauma in distinct ways, similarly hapu/iwi have experienced trauma in distinct ways. These are linked to localised experiences of colonisation, racism, discrimination and subsequent unequal rates of violence, poverty and ill health. Given that hapu and iwi have been impacted by trauma in distinct ways it is important to identify practice principles that can contribute to the development of a framework that supports Māori Providers working with Māori individuals to better understand and respond to trauma within a whanau, hapu, iwi context.
This research is being funded by the Te Rau Matatini.
He Waipuna Koropupu is a Kaupapa Maori research project that seeks to address the ‘silence’ that exists in relation to Taranaki suicide. Qualitative in nature, the data collected for analysis will be obtained from Taranaki whanau through participant interviews and Hapu Hui. Whanau experiences of suicide, behavioural patterns, warning signs, cultural and social systems will be explored. Complemented by an investigation into the core cultural values and attitudes towards suicide; metaphorical thoughts and directions contained within Taranaki purakau and whakatauki ‘promoting and sustaining’ life – that will draw together Taranaki Matauranga.
by Ngaropi Cameron, Dr Leonie Pihama, Rawinia Leatherby and Awhina Cameron
A Report by Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki Inc to the Lottery Community Sector Research Fund
Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki have undertaken this research project as a part of a process of reclaiming and revitalising traditional knowledge that expresses the position and status of tamariki within our whānau as defined within Taranaki tikanga.
by Bry Kopu
The genesis of Tupu Ake arose from Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki’s commitment to rangatahi Maori and the overarching goal of the organisation strengthening rangatahi Maori strengthens Whanau Ora for all those residing in Taranaki.
by Ngaropi Cameron
This research project sought to investigate and explore family violence experiences for Taranaki whanau, identifying those factors such as adaptation to social change and assess how different whanau have been affected by them.
by Dr Janice Wenn
a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Maori Studies at Te Pumanawa Hauora Research Centre for Maori Health and Development, Massey University, Wellington.
(photo: Janice Wenn, right, deputy Chair of Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki Trust Board, with TTW Chief Executive Ngaropi Cameron)
by Mahinekura Reinfeld and Dr Leonie Pihama
Reclaiming the stories surrounding traditional healing practices in the Taranaki region based on the in-depth knowledge of kuia and koroheke.
by Dr Leonie Pihama.
PhD Thesis, The University of Auckland