Gathering Programme - Wednesday

  Morning Keynotes - 8.00am – 10.00am Abstract
8.30am

Karakia / Himene by Tonga

 
8.40am

MC - House Keeping 

 
8.55am

True servants of the people
Henare O'Keefe, Aotearoa

9.15am

Jim Mather, Aotearoa

9.35am

Inter-Generational Living – Whānau Ora
Pohe Aweta Stephens, 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 located within The Gathering Village.  

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

Brooklyn Room 1

Session 1A
An Indigenous Approach to Treating Opiate Addiction
Cristine Rego & Jonathan Bertram, CA


Addictions AoD


Brooklyn Room 2

Session 1B
Reclaiming Cultural Spirituality - Healing Communities and Thriving Youth
Lenwood Vaspra, Major Sumner & Jocelyne Pambrun, USA


Indigenous Health Wellbeing


Brooklyn Room 3

Session 1C
Ch'anlh-day Wvn Srdee-yvn: Strengthening Communities by Honoring Women's Traditions
Tayshu Bommelyn, USA


Women


Arena Plenary

Session 1D
Takarangi Competency Framework Implementation at Werry: Towards Māori Best Practice in a Mainstream Programme
Bronwyn Dunnachie, NZ


Workforce Development


Heaphy 1a

Session 1E
Potentializing Wellness and Breaking the Chrysalis of Trauma
Cynthia Stirbys, CA


Intergenerational Trauma


Heaphy 1b

Session 1F
Honouring Healers and Traditional Healing Practices within Wellness Services in Canada and New Zealand
Donna Kurtz, CA & Amohia Bolton, NZ


Indigenous Health Wellbeing


Hall B Room 1

Session 1G
Tane Takitu Ake Māori Mens empowerment program
Tracey Ormsby, NZ


Men


Hall B Room 2

Session 1H
Aboriginal Cultural Competency, Education and Training (ACCET) journey - A Canadian context in building cultural safety in health service delivery
Chelsea Crowshoe, CA


Education & Training


Hall B Room 3

Session 1I
'Our Dreams Are Our Doorways': Retrieving Wisdom from Dreams
Apela Colorado, USA


Indigenous Health Wellbeing


Hall B Room 4

Session 1J
TALATALANOA - Maori and Pacific Fa'afafine, Takataapui, Vakavainem LGBTQI youth; an approach to education and career success
Josephine Samuelu, NZ


Education & Training


Hall B Room 5

Session 1K
Using storytelling to talk , when the issue is suicide
Lynne Russell, NZ


Suicide Prevention


Hall B Room 6

Session 1L
The Education of our Rongoa Māori (Traditional Māori Healing)
Glenis Mark, NZ


Education & Training

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

Brooklyn Room 1

Session 2A
The Spirit Lives Within Us: A Conversation and Sharing of Cultural Experiences In Mental Health and Addiction
Laurie Ann Nicholas, CA


Addictions AoD


Brooklyn Room 2

Session 2B
Tamanui - A Traditional Maori Parenting Resource
Kerry-Leigh Dougall


Indigenous Health Wellbeing

 

Brooklyn Room 3

Session 2C
Mino Bimaadiziwin - Circle of Care Programs for First Nation Communities in Manitoba, Canada
Linda Dano-Chartrand, CA


Indigenous Health Wellbeing


Arena Plenary 

Session 2D
Unity is Power: Getting Governance Right the First Time
Warner Adam & Lydia Hwitsum, CA


Governance & Management


Heaphy Room 1a

Session 2E
The Healing Cloak
Karen Milward, AUS


Intergenerational Trauma


Heaphy Room 1b

Session 2F
Urban mauri: creative cultural energy and spirit of place
Keriata Stuart, Caroline Robison, Desna Whaanga-Schollun & Biddy Livesey, NZ


Land & Place


Hall B Room 1

Session 2G
Māori men's relational and interconnected sense of self
Mohi Rua, NZ


Men


Hall B Room 2

Session 2H
Situating Indigenous Approaches with in an Indigenous Social Work Theory Class
Susan Manitowabi, CA


Education & Training


Hall B Room 3

Session 2I
Huakina Mai Te Manawa - Opening Up An Indigenous Heart
Roy Hoerara, NZ


Indigenous Health Wellbeing


Hall B Room 4

Session 2J
Solutions for Whānau Living with Breast, Cervical or Prostate Cancer
Heather Emery, NZ


Indigenous Health Wellbeing


Hall B Room 5

Session 2K
The power of hopefulness for rangatahi sucide prevention
Keri Lawson-Te Aho, NZ


Suicide Prevention


Hall B Room 6

Session 2L
AWHI - embracing whanau mauri ora
Matekitawhiti Chase & Erina Wehi Barton, NZ


Mental Health Wellness

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

Brooklyn Room 1

Session 3A
Indigenous approaches to addiction and healing: Cultural diversity (e.g., First Nations, Inuit, Metis, LGBTQ)
Carol Hopkins, Steve Weatherbee & Debra Dell, CA


Addictions AoD

 

Brooklyn Room 2

Session 3B
Healthy Weight 101 Training for Allied Health Professionals Serving Native Hawaiians and Pacific Peoples
Kamuela Werner, USA


Education & Training


Brooklyn Room 3

Session 3C
Reclaiming Aboriginal Motherhood: Fostering Attachment Our Way
Danielle Root, CA


Women


Arena Plenary

Session 3D
Through the Eyes of the Ahuwhenua Trophy
Lyn Harrison, NZ


Land & Place


Heaphy Room 1a

Session 3E
Building on strengths culturally competent trauma informed care
Brenda Restoule, CA


Intergenerational Trauma


Heaphy Room 1b

Session 3F
From East Africa to East Asia through a Pasifika World View - Universality in Indigenous Development
Dick Humphries, NZ


Community


Hall B Room 1

Session 3G
Healing our spirits through the power of film
Kararaina Rangihau, NZ


Indigenous Health Wellbeing


Hall B Room 2

Session 3H
'Our languages our soul': Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages reclaimed in Australian education systems
Jakelin Troy, AUS


Education & Training


Hall B Room 3

Cocurrent 3I
The power of Art for Relaxation from an Indigenous Perspective
Susie Klein, AUS


Indigenous Health Wellbeing


Hall B Room 4

Session 3J
Taiohi Whai Oranga - A Māori Youth Initiative Based at Manurewa Marae
Deidre Otene, NZ


Youth


Hall B Room 5

Session 3K
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata: Towards a new Maori humanism
Manuka Henare, NZ


Indigenous Health Wellbeing

Hall B Room 6

Session 3L
Critical Consciousness: The pathway to Ma Tuw, He (who am I)
Maxine Janis, USA


Indigenous Health Wellbeing

  Kai break - 12.45pm – 2.00pm
 

Lunch Break

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

12.45pm - 1.15pm

Poster Session

For the first 30 minutes of the lunch break there will be an opportunity to discuss the static poster displays with their authors. The posters will be located in the foyers of the main lecture theatres used for the Gatherings presentations and will be on display to view from Monday morning. During the poster session authors will  be standing with their posters to offer attendees the opportunity to discuss their poster and and ask any questions they may have.

The following posters will be on display.

 

Te Ara Whiriwhiri Flexi Fund - Te Hononga - Reconnecting Whanau, Joshua Walmsley, NZ

 

Hoe wa'a & he'e nalu - Spirituality in outrigger canoe paddling & surfing in Hawai'i, Harald Barkhoff, HA

 

How applying decolonisation interventions can benefit the well being of Maori, Robert Brown, NZ

 

'Aha Kane – Advancing Native Hawaiian Males, Keola Chan, HA

 

Supporting the continum of care - Coordinated tecnhology (Gaps in care stream), Carol Hopkins, Steve Weatherbee & Debra Dell, CA

 

He Ao ki Tua - Utilising Whakapapa as a Framework for Understanding Literacy and Maths, Pani Waiwai, NZ

 

Poipoia te Mokopuna - Utilising Purakau as a decolonising method, Tristanne Dunlop, NZ

 

Puawai Mama - Creating Safe Space for Maori Wahine Growth and Development, Kerry-Leigh Dougall, NZ

 

Whakaoho Wairua - Awaken the wairua within wahine affected by domestic violence, Kerry-Leigh Dougall, NZ

 

Towards formalizing a national voice for Kaupapa Whanau - recovery whanau flourishing in positive directions, Adrienne Fruean, NZ

 

Disrespect: Addressing Elder Abuse in Indian Country on Turtle Island, Jacqueline Gray, USA

 

Having a humble bet- Young Maori perspectives on gambling, Ruth Ann Herd, NZ

 

The Life Skills Journey program: prevention through play for Metis Children in Alberta, Canada, Amy-Nicole Patenaude, CA

 

Comorbidity between Loss and Grief and Addictions: Insights and Motivations of a Maori AOD Researcher, Karen Himiona, NZ

 

Knowing our Spirit connecting to our ColourSpectrum, Anita Makokis, CA

 

Collaborative Action in First Nations Health in BC: Emerging Best Practices, Lisa Montgomery-Reid, CA

 

Transforming Whanau Pathways. A Sexual Violence Resource, Sandra Peipi, NZ

 

Making the Shift, Lise Robinson, CA

 

Indigenous strength: A beautiful story, Lynne Russell, NZ

 

Nga Whakaoranga: The Virtues Programme, Oral Thompson, NZ

 

Mauao - Caught by the Dawn, Rangiwhakaehu Irene Walker, NZ

 

Waka Ora (Impaired Driving Programme), Thomas Whare, NZ

 

Tihei-wa Mauri Ora: Indigenous Resource, Teina Piripi & Vivienne Body, NZ

 

Taapui or Maaori Midwifery practitioner? I am Mana Waahine, I say that not out of ignorance. I say it because it is my birthrigth! Jacqueline Martin, NZ

 

Mental Health - Building Concurrent Capable Youth Addiction Treatment, Debra Dell, CA

 

Whānau Rangatiratanga: The development of frameworks to view Māori Whānau wellbeing trends over time (Whānau: Extended Family Grouping), Ella Myftari - Superu, NZ

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

Brooklyn Room 1

Session 4A
Tikanga o te Hohourongo - Ancestral Conflict Resolution [AoD reduction]
Mapuana Berry, NZ


Addictions AoD

 

Brooklyn Room 2

Session 4B
Beefy Chiefs Step Challenge: One step at a time
Davis McKenzie & Willie Charlie, CA


Indigenous Health Wellbeing


Brooklyn Room 3

Session 4C
Telling our own stories of recovery: The transformative power of Indigenous storytelling
Lynne Russell, NZ


Mental Health Wellness


Arena Plenary

Session 4D
 'Remembering who we are': Realizing land-based health in Northern Canada
Jennifer Redvers, CA


Land & Place


Heaphy Room 1a

Session 4E
Mixed methods approaches to exploring the intergenerational effects of Indian Residential Schools in Canada
Wendy McNab, CA


Intergenerational Trauma


Heaphy Room 1b

Session 4F
Journey to Wellness: Developing a culturally responsive toolkit for First Nations people in Northeastern Ontario During their Cancer Journey
Sherri Baker, CA


Indigenous Heath Wellbeing


Hall B Room 1

Session 4G
Investigating an Indigenous model of helping: An individual framework to overcome oppression and movement towards self-determination
Deana Halonen, CA


Indigenous Heath Wellbeing


Hall B Room 2

Session 4H
We are not 'Brown-Palagi': A Samoan approach to death and grief research
Byron Seiuli, NZ


Community


Hall B Room 3

Session 4I
Te hui o hauora - the gathering of wellbeing
Aaryn Niuapu, NZ


Indigenous Health Wellbeing


Hall B Room 4

Session 4J
The Journey of Creating Indigenous Ceremonial Space in an Urban Enviroment: Kinciy Askiy
Pauline Paulson, CA


Indigenous Health Wellbeing


Hall B Room 5

Session 4K
Whaia Te Ahi Ka : Ahi Ka and its role in hauora
Kiri Parata, NZ


Land & Place


Hall B Room 6

Session 4L
MANUAO-RAPU-ORANGA, A pathway toward Oranga Tinana, Oranga Wairua
Huhana Pene, NZ


Indigenous Heath Wellbeing

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

Brooklyn Room 1

Session 5A
Compassionate Schools, an approach to move from trauma to resiliency
Annie Popert & Nancy Etok, CA


Intergenerational Trauma

 

Brooklyn Room 2

Session 5B
Designing a culturally safe land-based wellness model: lessons learned from the Cree Nation of Chisasibi, northern Quebec
Lawrence House, CA


Land & Place


Brooklyn Room 3

Session 5C
Mauri Ora: Sacred Circles that give life
Murray Still, CA


Indigenous Health Wellbeing


Arena Plenary

Session 5D 
Cultural Responsiveness In Action: An IAHA Framework
Donna Murray, AUS


Workforce Development


Heaphy Room 1a

Session 5E
TAB A: Recognising the need to heal: Aboriginal Affairs NSW Government approach to working with Aboriginal Communities
Shondelle Bolt, AUS


Intergenerational Trauma


Heaphy Room 1b

Session 5F
The Spirit of Haudenosaunee Youth: The Resilience and Self-determination of Native Youth
Bonnie Freeman, CA


Youth


Hall B Room 1

Session 5G
Mashkiki Aki: Strengthening Indigenous Social and Emotional Wellbeing with cultural food practices
Stewart Sutherland, AUS & Tim Stevenson, CA


Indigenous Health Wellbeing


Hall  B Room 2

Session 5H
Being indigenous Māori from within
Leslie Hokianga, NZ


Indigenous Health Wellbeing


Hall B Room 3

Session 5I
Tihei-wa Mauri Ora: Te Tipuranga -Indigenous Resource-Applications /context /metaphor
Teina Piripi, NZ


Indigenous Health Wellbeing


Hall B Room 4

Session 5J
Using Critical Incident Stress Management in rural and remote First Nations communities in Canada
Christina Dobson, CA


Governance & Management


Hall B Room 5

Session 5K
Understanding Māori Food Security and Food Sovereignty Issues
Taima Moeke-Pickering, CA


Land & Place


Hall B Room 6

Session 5L
The Whitiki Maurea: Hotaka Hauora Māori (Māori health programme)
Piripi Daniels, NZ


Indigenous Health Wellbeing

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

MC - Housekeeping

   
3.40pm

The Circle of Life
Jane Middelton Moz, United States

4.00pm

Miraka - Nuturing Our World
Kingi Smiler, Aotearoa

 
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Festival Programme - 4.30pm – 6.00pm Abstract

Performance 1 - Kia Mauri Ora - Healing Ones' Spirit, Shayola Koperu NZ

Performance 2 - Drum song and teaching of Light of Life, Henry Skywater, CA

Performance 3 - Cultural interventions experienced by acute patients moves them toward wellbeing and recovery - mauri ora, Rangimokai Fruean, NZ

Closing Karakia by Hawaii

 
  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.

   

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.

   

10.00am

Visit to a Men’s Prison Cultural Focus Programme

CareNZ Manaaki Aotearoa has worked alongside the Department of Corrections in facilitating Drug Treatment Units across New Zealand since 1997, when the first DTU in Arohata Women’s Prison was opened. The DTU plays a significant role as part of the government’s goal to reduce re-offending by 25% by 2017, with over 50 men receiving treatment through the Waikeria Prison DTU each year.

Karaka Unit is an 80-bed Therapeutic Community for medium and high risk offenders. Strong collaboration between custodial and therapy teams are critical to the success of prison based Therapeutic Communities. Three programmes operate within Karaka Therapeutic Community: the Special Treatment Unit Rehabilitation Programme for high risk violent offenders, the Adult Sex Offenders Treatment Programme, and the CareNZ Drug Treatment Unit (DTU), for those with substance use issues.

The goal of the CareNZ DTU programme is to target the risk factors for substance dependency and relapse, including motivational enhancement, emotion management, thinking skills, decision making and pro-social behaviour. Focussing on these key treatment areas also decreases the likelihood of future offending. The community (i.e. prisoners and staff) work together to establish an environment in which participants feel safe to address their own issues.

The programme is supported by the use of mentors, who themselves are graduates of a DTU.  The visit will include a cultural educational focus.

This site visit leaves from Claudelands Events Centre at 10.00am 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.