Navigating new models of indigenous health and wellbeing


We will explore two new models for understanding indigenous wellbeing. Both models have been derived from whānau (family), hapū (sub-tribal) practices and ways of knowing. The first is Te Tautarinui o Matariki: A Whānau Health Compass that allows whānau to monitor their health and well-being. The second is Kia mārama ai te ihi, te wehi o Mukukai: The influence of swimming on whānau engagement with water reconceptualises the inherent relationship between water and identity through the act of swimming. These models will provide new ways of thinking in the pursuit of wellbeing.