Gathering Programme - Tuesday

Waka Hourua is  a four-year national suicide prevention programme for Māori and Pasifika communities to build the capacity of Māori whānau, hapū, iwi, and Pasifika families and communities to prevent and reduce suicide and respond effectively if and when a suicide occurs.

Waka Hourua provides a visual representation of the partnership formed between Te Rau Matatini and Le Va but also represents working in partnership with Māori whānau, hapū, iwi and Pasifika families and communities.  It acknowledges the work we do to achieve similar outcomes, and reinforces the need for us to work together with our communities.

The Waka Hourua Hui Fono will be focused on show casing indigenous solutions that have built and enhanced the capacity of Māori whānau, hapū and iwi and Pasifika families and communities that reflect local solutions to local issues.

 

Hui Fono Presentations 10.30am - 3.30pm Abstract
Waka Hourua Leadership Group
Sir Mason Durie​, NZ
Pou Ārahi Waikato
Jon Royal​, NZ
Waka Hourua Ko au, Ko koe, Ko tatou
Mapihi Raharuhi, NZ
Vaka Tautua – Avanoa: Matua Leadership Group
Losila Dot Greenfield, NZ
Realising the potential of supporting recovery
Ngaropi Cameron, NZ
Investigating Pasifika cultural strengths and prevention of suicide
Taimalieutu Kiwi Tamasese, NZ
Te Hauora o Ngāti Haua Trust
Darren Haimona​, NZ
Kaumātua Resources for Suicide Prevention
Pare Meha, NZ
Te Rūnanga o Kirikiriroa
Maureec Ngawaka-Nathan​, NZ
NZRL – Support NZRL players against suicide prevention
Joe Harawira, NZ
Te Manu Turoa
Joelene Turnball, NZ
Pasifikaology - Mana Moana Indigenous Pasifik Psychology theory of well being
Evangelene Daniela, NZ
  Morning Keynotes - 8.30am – 10.00am Abstract Presentation
8.30am

Karakia / Himene by Samoa


 
 
8.40am

MC - House Keeping

   
8.55am

The Sovereign Coucils of the Hawaiian Homelands Assembly - Indigenous Leadership in Action
Kamaki Kanahele, Hawaii

 
9.15am

Our Dreams Matter Too: Children Taking Action to End Inequities for Indigenous Peoples
Professor Cindy Blackstock, Canada

9.35am

Successes of Te Aute College
Te Aranga Hakiwai, Rangatahi, Aotearoa

 
9.55am

MC wrap up

   
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Kai break - 10.00am – 10.30am

Morning Break 

Mix and mingle with your fellow attendees, stroll through the Market Place stalls and purchase delicious healthy kai from the cafes, all located within The Gathering Village.  

Room NO. Session 1 - 10.30am - 11.15am Topic Abstract Presentation

Hall B Room 5

Session 1A
Honouring Our Strengths: Indigenous Culture as Intervention in Addictions Treatment
Carol Hopkins & Mary Deleary, CA


Addictions AoD


Brooklyn Room 2

Session 1B
Me whakapapa te ora - Telling our stories that shape our future
Moe Milne,. Tukaha Milne, Koha Aperahama & Rati Sinclair, NZ


Indigenous Health Wellbeing


Brooklyn Room 3

Session 1C
A journey towards preventing lateral violence within the Aboriginal community in Adelaide, South Australia
Yvonne Clark, AUS


Intergenerational Trauma


Arean Plenary

Session 1D
The Importance of Indigenous Leadership in Allied Health
Donna Murrary, AUS


Workforce Development

 
 

Heaphy Room 1a

Session 1E
Healing youth by integrating traditional Native American practices into evidence-based trauma therapy models
Julie Smith, USA


Youth


Heaphy Room 1b

Session 1F
Tiakina Te Pa Harakeke: Maori childrearing within a context of whanau ora
Leonie Pihama, NZ


Women


Hall B Room 1

Session 1G
School Based Early Intervention Programme
Nora Bressette, CA


Education & Training


Hall B Room 2

Session 1H
Rongo - a - Rangi
May Hart, NZ

Mental Health Wellness

Hall B Room 3

Session 1I
Burning Your Own Wood - Innerwork for Workers
Miranda Madgwick, AUS


Indigenous Health Wellbeing


Hall B Room 4

Session 1J
'Beat Da Binge' the positives of a community approach with working in an Indigenous community
Alisa Lively, AUS


Indigenous Health Wellbeing

Room NO. Session 2 - 11.15am – 12.00pm Topic Abstract Presentation

Hall B Room 5

Session 2A
Whakaohonga Na Kahungatanga Awakening from Addiction
Hemaima Hughes, NZ


Addictions AoD

 

Brooklyn Room 2

Session 2B
Kwíl'sten Siya Nkítslecten Sisyús - Creator of Innovation for Community Solution
Eugenia Edwards, CA


Indigenous Heath Wellbeing


Brooklyn Room 3

Session 2C
Facilitating pathways to healing from historical trauma using whakapapa (indigenous narrative) korero (discourses)
Rebecca Wirihana, NZ


Intergenerational Trauma


Arena Pleanary

Session 2D
Te Piringa Poho: Healing, potential and transformation for Māori women
Lily George, NZ


Women


Heaphy Room 1a

Session 2E
Ka Lei Kukui O Lili'u - The lei of Light of Lili'u
Sharon Ehia, Danny Feliciano, Sunnie Makua & Lyle Kaoli, HA


Youth


Heaphy Room 1b

Session 2F
Mauri Moe, Māori Oho, Mauri Mate, Mauri Ora.
Hinewirangi Kohu-Morgan, NZ


Indigenous Heath Wellbeing


Hall B Room 1

Session 2G
First Nations Culturally Based Horizontal Curriculum
Karen Main, CA


Education & Training


Hall B Room 2

Session 2H
National language rights - the case for Australia and Canada recognising the first languages of our countries as national languages
Jakelin Troy, AUS


De-colonisation


Hall B Room 3

Session 2I
Creating the Space for Healing - Establishing the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation in Australia
Richard Weston, AUS


Land & Place


Hall B Room 4

Session 2J
Identifying the ways in which people unknowingly perpetuate the assimilation and acculturation of Indigenous people
John Vallely, CA


De-colonisation

Room NO. Session 3 - 12.00pm – 12.45pm Topic Abstract Presentation

Hall B Room 5

Session 3A
Mahi a Atua - An Indigenous Approach to Building a Critical Mass
Diana Rangihuna, NZ


Addictions AoD


Brooklyn Room 2

Session 3B
Resepect honor and the collective spirit a model for indigenous leadership development
Lori Pourier, USA


Indigenous Health Wellbeing

Brooklyn Room 3

Session 3C
Inverting the Pyramid “Supporting Community Driven Movements to Heal Intergenerational Trauma"
Lynette Anderson, AUS


Intergenerational Trauma


Arena Plenary

Session 3D
SOLID : a screenmakers retreat, festival and yarning circle for Indigenous women
Jennifer Fraser, AUS


Women

 

Heaphy Room 1a

Session 3E
Understanding Tobacco Use Amongst Youth in Four First Nations
Shelia Cote-Meek, CA


Youth


Heaphy Room 1b

Session 3F
Inuit Approaches to Healing: Mamisarvik Healing Center
Pam Stellick, CA


Indigenous Health Wellbeing


Hall B Room 1

Session 3G
Case Management Best Practice for Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Success Through Advocacy and Role-Modelling (STAR)
Linda Grieve, CA


Addictions AoD


Hall B Room 2

Session 3H
Walangalangainy (all singing together): Building Cultural Strength with Song in the South-West of Western Australia
Clint Bracknell, AUS


De-colonisation


Hall B Room 3

Session 3I
R.E.K.A. Food of the Gods: Implementing Maori Food Sovereignty Strategies
Taima Moeke-Pickering, CA/NZ


Land & Place


Hall B Room 4

Session 3J
'Gababala banma-li bumala-y gaalanha ngaawa-y guwaa-li' (Healing through resistance and finding voice...)
recent publication
Marcus Waters, AUS


De-colonisation

  Kai break - 12.45pm – 2.00pm
12.45pm

Lunch Break 

Mix and mingle with your fellow attendees, stroll through the Market Place stalls and purchase delicious healthy kai from the cafes, all located within The Gathering Village.  

1.00pm

Indigenous Rights Panel

Over lunch hour a panel session will run in the main plenary marquee discussing Indigenous Rights. Everyone is welcome to bring their kai in and engage with the esteemed international panel sharing their views.

The panelists are:

  • Professor Shane Houston, Australia

  • Moana Jackson, Aotearoa

  • Vicky Takamine, Hawaii

  • Lydia Hwitsum, Canada

Room NO. Session 4 - 2.00pm – 2.45pm Topic Abstract Presentation

Hall B Room 5

Session 4A
Mauri mate, Mauri Ora: Whanau strategies for Coping with and Combating Methamphetamine Use
Jo Mane, NZ


Addictions AoD


Brooklyn Room 2

Session 4B
Tuia Te Ao Mārama - Lessons for Indigenous Transformation of Mental Health Services
Maria Baker, NZ


Indigenous Nursing & Birthing

 

Brooklyn Room 3

Session 4C
 Indigenous Healings through Disasters: examples from China and Aotearoa New Zealand
Simon Lambert, NZ & Lun Yin, CHN


Community


Arena Plenary

Session 4D
Hale Mua Initiative - Reestablishing the Traditional Hawaiian Men's House
Keola Chan, HA


Men


Heaphy Room 1a

Session 4E
Indigenous Culture as a Strategy to deter Mushkegowuk Youth from Criminal Behaviour in the Remote Northern Reserve of Moose Cree First Nation
Natalie Lacasse, CA


Youth


Heaphy Room 1b

Session 4F
Living "Minobimaadiziwin" - A Good Life
Summer Bressette, CA


Indigenous Health Wellbeing


Hall B Room 1

Session 4G
Te Ara Whiriwhiri & Victoria Aboriginal Health Services - Indigenous Mental Health And Addictions Workforce Exchange
Raewyn Allen, Jason King & Wayne Blissett, NZ


Addictions AoD


Hall B Room 2

Session 4H
Idle No More: To Know Your Lands is to Know Your Relatives
Shawn Johnston, CA


Land & Place


Hall B Room 3

Session 4I
'Te Waioratanga' - A Unique, Strengths Based Health Promotion/Social Marketing approach to Māori Mental Health and Wellbeing
Emma Rawson, NZ


Indigenous Health Wellbeing


Hall B Room 4

Session 4J
Cultural Safety Programing, the Vancouver Island Journey
Harley Eagle, CA

 
 
Room NO. Session 5 - 2.45pm – 3.30pm Topic Abstract Presentation

Hall B Room 5

Session 5A
Institutionalised Racism and the Rongo Atea Journey (or ka whawhai tonu matou - ake, ake, ake!): surviving repeated attempts to stifle an indigenous response to drug and alcohol related harm
Maureec Ngawaka-Nathan, NZ


Addictions AoD

 

Brooklyn Room 2

Session 5B
Moments of Happiness, Laughter as Medicine
Nigel Bornstandingup, CA


Men


Brooklyn Room 3

Session 5C
Bona kini: using kinship to strengthen resilience and promote societal recovery
Tandy Lubett, AUS


Land & Place


Arena Plenary

Session 5D
Tom's Journey - A Chat Between Men
Neavin Broughton, NZ


Men


Heaphy Room 1a

Session 5E
Kia' i 'oiwi o Ka'ala - Native Sons Protector and Guardian of Ka'ala
Danny Feliciano & Lyle Kaloi, HA


Youth


Heaphy Room 1b

Session 5F
First Nations, Māori, American Indians, and Native Hawaiians as Sovereigns: Workforce behavioral health and philosophies of the Indigenous
Rodney Haring & Bonnie Freeman, USA


Workforce Development


Hall B Room 1

Session 5G
nDigiStorytelling as "Living Breath" of survivance for Indigenous peoples in healing and recovery
Brenda Manuelito, USA


Technology


Hall B Room  2

Session 5H
Walking - Talking - Dreaming
Susan Chambers, AUS


Indigenous Health Wellbeing


Hall B Room 3

Session 5I
Psychoneuroimmunology - how a greater focus on te taha wairua and te taha hinengaro can help us get closer to root causes of illness and disease?
Wiremu Matthews, NZ


Indigenous Health Wellbeing


Hall Room 4

Session 5J
Generating the Indigenous Q code: The challenge of blending technology and indigenous knowledge
Mark Ormsby, NZ


Technology & / or Indigenous Health Wellbeing

  Afternoon Keynotes - 3.30pm – 4.30pm Abstract Presentation
3.30pm

MC - House Keeping

   
3.40pm

Black and Beautiful in a Dangerous World
Associate Professor Papaaringi Reid, Aotearoa

 
4.00pm

A sense of hope
Professor Pat Dudgeon, Australia

4.20pm

From Boonga to Supa Suga
Margie Apa, Samoa, Aotearoa

 
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Festival Programme - 4.30pm – 5.45pm Abstract

Performance 1 - Wayapa, An Australian Aboriginal Wellness & Connection Practice, Jamie Thomas, AUS​

Performance 2 - Native Wellness Extravaganza, Jilline Joseph, USA

Performance 3 - Ba-ba'-ma-di-zi-win - A Journey There and Back Again, Deleary Wahsayzee, CA

Closing Karakia by Canada

 
  Site Visits

10.30am 

Traditional Marae Visit

A short bus ride to a local traditional Marae of the Waikato people where an intimate experience will be on offer to engage in talking, listening, observing and asking questions of local hosts. A close encounter experience is offered to attendees to walk inside a carved meeting house and hear the stories and local histories of how community that lives around and belongs to the marae.

The site visit leaves from the Claudelands Events Centre at 10.30am and will return by 12.30pm, bus transport is provided.

Cost: $57.50 NZD Incl GST

Limited to 80 people.

   

4.30pm

Healing, Health, Hauora, Well Being - Visit to local Māori Community Health Providers

The afternoon will be spent viewing a Māori health provider with the provision of a suite of health services for and by Māori to the local Hamilton Community. Te Kōhao Health provides in excess of 25 different health, social and education services to 8,000 clients throughout the Waikato region. The clinic is an impressive example of the collaboration between Western medical services and traditional Māori medicine.

This site visit leaves from the Claudelands Events Centre at 4.30pm and will return by 6.30pm, bus transport is provided.

Cost: $57.50 NZD Incl GST

Limited to 40 people.

   

1.30pm

Urban - Cultural Landscape

Wiremu Puke (Hukanui & Kirikiriroa Urban Cultural Landscape) has been the historian consultant for the University of Waikato, Waikato Museum and Hamilton City Council for many years. He is offering a site visit to the places within Hamilton City that have been renamed their original place names by the Council including a visit to the Hamilton Gardens to learn about Rongoā Māori. The tour will include an explanation of some of the traditional customs of where not to pick, i.e. old urupā and trees used for storing koiwi (human remains). Wiremu will also talk about traditional uses of kumarahou, kawakawa, karamu and kowhai bark and their applications, for example demonstrating how to boil kowhai bark in a hot tub of water, which is used for sitting in to heal blood related illnesses.

This site visit leaves from the Claudelands Events Centre at 1.30pm and will return by 3.30pm, bus transport is provided.

Cost: $57.50 NZD Incl GST

Limited to 40 people.

  Bookings for the site visits can be made via the registration process or by emailing registration@conference.co.nz or phoning +64 3 379 0390.