Case Study – Mäori community goals for enhancing ecosystem health

Case Study - Mäori community goals for enhancing ecosystem health The FRST programme "Mäori Community Goals for Enhancing Ecosystem Health" (FRST Contract TWWX0001) began in 1998. The programme evolved from a previous FRST-funded programme "Mäori values for land use planning" that ran from 1995 to 1998, and helped build collaborative research relationships with Ngati Porou. … Continue reading Case Study – Mäori community goals for enhancing ecosystem health

Tiaki Tinana : A case study on creating conversations about sexual violence

Overview In 2006 the Tiaki Tinana programme was established as a Māori response to sexual offending against children and young people. Tiaki Tinana seeks to inform health promotion to prevent sexual violence within Māori communities. It is delivered within a kaupapa Māori framework by Rape Prevention Education, Auckland. The primary aim of Tiaki Tinana has … Continue reading Tiaki Tinana : A case study on creating conversations about sexual violence

Whakapono: End child poverty in Maori whanau (a preliminary report)

About Child Poverty Action Group Child Poverty Action Group (Inc) (CPAG) is a non-profit group formed in 1994, and made up of academics, activists, practitioners and supporters. CPAG has a strong education and research role which enables it to contribute to better informed social policy to support children in Aotearoa New Zealand, specifically children who … Continue reading Whakapono: End child poverty in Maori whanau (a preliminary report)

Number of pokie machines in Māori communities ‘hugely disproportionate’

How to destroy indigenous communities   Northland doctor and political aspirant Lance O'Sullivan says urgent action is needed to rid New Zealand of pokie machines. Earlier this year Dr O'Sullivan called for a ban on the machines, after witnessing the devastating impacts they had on his Northland community of Kaitaia. Dr O'Sullivan re-iterated that stance on … Continue reading Number of pokie machines in Māori communities ‘hugely disproportionate’

Maori approach to domestic violence/calling men to be better fathers

THE guest speakers from It’s Not OK family violence prevention campaign called for men to be better fathers and to recognise their children’s potential. Phil Paikea said it was a common trait they heard around the country. “We have gone from victims, to perpetrators of violence.     “I wanted to have my father acknowledge … Continue reading Maori approach to domestic violence/calling men to be better fathers

The New Zealand Way of Death, exploring the way New Zealanders approach death.

A brand new documentary exploring the way New Zealanders approach death and the tangi process of grieving and burying a loved one. tangihanga Māori, says Moana, believe the more wailing and carrying-on at a tangi, the better. It’s healthy. It honours the dead. It helps explain death, too. And here she helps explain tangihanga, “the … Continue reading The New Zealand Way of Death, exploring the way New Zealanders approach death.

Rites of Passage, Cultural Appropriation, and Initiation in the Western Tradition

In 2013, when Men’s Eagle Council.com, the online resource for teenage boys I manage, was still just an idea, I found my way to the Youth Rites of Passage Summit in Ojai, California, where some of the final ingredients for Youth Passageways were mixed. I was on the video team, and so had the strange … Continue reading Rites of Passage, Cultural Appropriation, and Initiation in the Western Tradition