Kaupapa Midwifery. Indigenizing midwifery education


When we as Māori midwives continue to be educated in our colonizers image than we merely become instruments of the colonizers agenda. As Linda Smith (2011) asserts “to name our landscape” means we take control of our contexts, our positions and our names. Ko Tāpuhi tonu! This is a qualitative study based upon Kaupapa Midwifery research methodology and pūrākau exploring in what ways can Indigenous knowledge enrich midwifery education? It is a mixed method approach which aims to capture depth and richness of narratives from midwifery practitioners (Māori and Pākehā) within the context of Indigenous midwifery.