Tūmata Kōkiritia – Shifting the Paradigm

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Tūmata Kōkiritia – Shifting the Paradigm

In April 2017 whaiora Māori shared their aspirations to deliver a wānanga to whakawhanaunga (make connections), to capture the richness of Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) and to come together to wānanga solutions to increase self-sufficiency for Māori health and wellbeing.

Tūmata Kōkiritia wānanga was developed, designed, and co-hosted by Te Kete Pounamu (National Voice for Whaiora Māori) and tangata whenua from the Tāmaki Makaurau region to create a space of healing from Te Ao Māramatanga.

“We see people experiencing spiritual turmoil. If I’m outspoken about that I’m shut down because it challenges the medical model – Hui Participant”

Tūmata means to ignite, to incinerate, to burn as getting rid of the old thinking. Kōkiritia means to champion, to promote, to lead and to advocate. Tūmata Kōkiritia therefore means igniting champions to lead, to advocate and provoke: Shifting the Paradigm.

A space of healing from Te Ao Māramatanga is the creation of an environment for tangata to reach a greater understanding of their own experiences through kōrerorero and mātauranga Maori, whereby they feel empowered to use their knowledge within to heal themselves, their whanau, hapū and iwi.

Tūmata Kōkiritia wānanga are run throughout the year – both virtually and in regional locations. 

For more information

  • Call the Te Kete Pounamu team on 0800 POUNAMU (0800 7686 268)
  • Join in the weekly Kotahitanga Zoom session held every Thursday from 1 pm. 
    •  Meeting ID: 945 8903 7133
    •  Passcode: TKP

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+64 4 473 9591 or 0800 628 284


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