He Waka Eke Noa

He Waka Eke Noa is a co-designed Kaupapa Māori project that is driven by Iwi and Māori social service provider aspirations to investigate the role of cultural frameworks in strengthening family and sexual violence prevention and intervention policies, practices and programmes.

It is a collaborative approach with a range of Māori organisations. We are seeking to make impact throughout the research process rather than operate on a notion that impact is achieved only on completion.

As such, the team will be actively engaging with key agencies and organisations and Whānau Ora collectives.

The project is grounded upon Kaupapa Māori theory and methodology and all components of the project are co-designed and co-produced whereby there is a strong commitment from all parties to ensure that tikanga, te reo, mātauranga Māori and whanaungatanga provide us with both cultural and ethical ways to progress this work to benefit whānau, hapū, iwi, urban Māori and Māori organisations.

Series 1 Episode 1: Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith 

Series 1 Episode 2: Professor Leonie Pihama

Series 1 Episode 3: Shirley Simmonds

Series 1 Episode 4: Professor Pou Temara

Series 1 Episode 5: Ngaropi Cameron 

Series 1 Episode 6: Professor Bonnie Duran

Series 1 Episode 7: Peseta Betty Sio QSO

Series 1 Episode 8: Professor Marai Larasi

Series 1 Episode 9: Hinewirangi Kohu Morgan


He Waka Eke Noa Conference 2022


Conference Presentations, Day One :

Minister Marama Davidson

Ngaropi Cameron

Professor Denise Wilson

Questions 1

Questions 2

Dr Cherryl Smith 

Research Project Overview Professor Leonie Pihama

Rihi Te Nana

Te Puna Oranga Billie Jean Cassidy

Professor Leonie Pihama

Tikanga and Maramataka Professor Leonie Pihama


Conference Presentations, Day Two :

Hera Rere Clarke

Nga vaka o kāiga tapu Betty Sio

Professor Graham Smith

Shirley Simmonds 1

Shirley Simmonds 2




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