Te Rau Ora Annual Toitu Hauora Māori Health Leadership Summit are opportunities to bring together Māori working in the health sector. This year the Summit was held on the 21st and 22nd of August 2019 at Te Papa Museum, Wellington. With a theme of Courageous Leadership: Kia Kaha Kia Maia Kia Manawanui, 300 Māori from across the motu enjoyed an array of stunning speakers and workshops. The summit opened with Sir Mason Durie’s Five Decades of Māori Advancement with aspirations for Kaupapa Māori Organisations. Inspiring Speakers included: Moana Jackson, Khylee Quince, Te Kete Pounamu and Māori Lived Experience Leadership Programme Graduates (Mā Purapura Mai ), Carole Koha, Ezekiel Raui, Turaukawa Bartlett, and Puawai Waller.
A change in the delivery of the Summit meant café style workshops with Heather Came Friar and Laura O’ Connell Rapira (Institutional Racism), Jack McDonald & Kali Mercier (NZ Drug Foundation- Drug Reform), Moe and Tukaha Milne ( future of Kaupapa Māori), and Maraea Johns (Ministry of Health- Future Mental Health & Addiction Opportunities ). Feedback from participants has been positive.
Our next Toitu Hauora Māori Health Leadership Summit will be held on the 1st and 2nd of September 2020 in Auckland. The theme will be Rangatiratanga. Keep an eye out on our Facebook and future e-panui for the programme.