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Hauora Māori (Māori Health): Tikanga Māori

Maori health initiatives and health promotion

Pūrākau

Royal, T. (2005). Maori creation traditions. Retrieved from https://teara.govt.nz/en/maori-creation-traditions

  • Common threads in creation stories, different creation traditions, creation and the Māori world view. 

 

Māori creation stories (Victoria University of Wellington)
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Ngā Rauemi

Royal, T. (Ed.). (2003). The woven universe : selected writings of Rev. Māori Marsden. Otaki, New Zealand: Estate of Rev. Maori Marsden. 

  • See chapter 3: Kaitiakitanga: A definitive introduction to the holistic worldview of Māori. This chapter discusses some of the key concepts fundamental to understanding the Māori worldview, health beliefs and practices.  

 

Barlow, C. (1991). Tikanga whakaaro. Key concepts in Māori culture. Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press. 

  • Explanations of key Māori terms including iwi, mana, maramataka (the Māori calendar), mauri, tapu, wairua and whakapapa.

 

Mead, H. M. (2003). Tikanga Māori: Living by Māori values. Wellington, New Zealand: Huia Publishers.

  • Chapters 1-3 define and describe tikanga. Chapter 4 defines tapu in relation to Māori identity. Whakapapa, mana, mauri and wairua are also discussed in relation to birth, sickness and death. 

 

Marsden, M. (1992). God, man and universe: A Māori view. In M. King(Ed.), Te Ao Hurihuri: Aspects of māoritanga (pp. 117–137). Reed Books: New Zealand.

  • Defines mana, tapu, and mauri. The Māori worldview and creation stories are discussed. 

 

Barnes, H. M., Gunn, T. R., Barnes, A. M., Muriwai, E., Wetherell, M., & McCreanor, T. (2017). Feeling and spirit: Developing an indigenous wairua approach to research. Qualitative Research, 17(3), 313–325. https://doi.org/10.1177/1468794117696031

  • Defines the concept of wairua.  

 

Hogg, R. (2013). A Māori worldview. In S. Shaw, W. L. White & B. Deed (Eds.), Health, wellbeing & environment in Aotearoa New Zealand (pp. 35-52). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press. 

  • This chapter unpacks the fundamentals of the Māori worldview and key cultural concepts including whakapapa (kinship), whanau (extended family) and whakawhanaungatanga (relationship building). 

 

Patterson, J. (2009). Exploring Māori values. Dunedin, New Zealand: Dunmore Press. 

  • See chapter 3: Spiritual Values: respecting the natural world, following the ancestors, wairua, ritual, tapu, whanaungatanga and land. 

 

Pere, R. T. (1997). Te Wheke. A celebration of infinite wisdom. Gisborne, New Zealand, Ako Ako Global Learning New Zealand Ltd.

  • Describes and the defines the key concepts underlying the Te Wheke model. Includes definitions of the universe, aroha, mauri , mana, wairua, whanaungatanga, whenua and taha tinana.

 

Te Pou o Te Whakaaro Nui. (2010). He rongoā kei te kōrero: Talking therapies for Māori. Wise practice guide for mental health and addiction services. Retrieved from https://www.tepou.co.nz/uploads/files/resource-assets/Talking-Therapies-for-Maori.pdf

  • A guide for healthcare practitioners working with Māori. The introduction discusses Māori cultural worldviews, Māori models of health and practices, and the impact of stigma on health. Chapter 2 discusses core Māori beliefs, values and experiences including awhina, wairua, whakawhanaunga and whatumanawa. Chapter 3 discusses tapu and noa and discusses the use of rongoā, mirimiri, Atua Māori and karakia.