6TH INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS VOICES IN SOCIAL WORK CONFERENCE
AOTEAROA | ONLINE | 27 – 29 APRIL 2022
Aotearoa is very honored to be hosting the next conference, which is themed Rangatiratanga: Indigenous Excellence.
Play our MIHI
Indigenous well-being is achieved when Indigenous peoples determine and lead their own responses from within indigenous worldviews and identity.
Te kai a te rangatira, he kōrero
Te tohu a te rangatira, he manaaki
Te mahi a te rangatira, he whakatira i te iwi
The food of the leader is talk
The sign of a Leader is generosity
The work of a Leader is to unite the people
Indigenous leadership and self-determination in practice exemplified in the above whakatauki/proverb for this conference will be explored in the different pathways under which the presentations will be arranged: Mauri Oho, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora, Mauri Tau.
Mauri is often translated as life force; it is the essence of who we are and therefore, the translations of the different pathways might be:
- Mauri Oho: To awaken the life force;
- Mauri Tū: The life force that stands erect, reinvigorated;
- Mauri ora: The life force that is embedded in wellbeing, flourishing;
- Mauri Tau: The life force that is deliberate, normalised.
It is recognized that with COVID-19 and now the mutations of Delta and Omicrom, indigenous peoples are very vulnerable to the consequences and therefore, it is very appropriate that we exercise our rangatiratanga (chiefly authority) to strengthen and harness the mauri of us all.