Webinar: Mātauranga Māori – reawakening DNA

This Tākai Kōrero webinar from 15 June 2022 features Deb Rewiri, Elizabeth Emere Harte, Dina Awarau and Maraea Teepa. They discuss mātauranga Māori and how this can be used to support whānau and tamariki to reawaken their DNA.

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Tākai Kōrero Webinar: Mātauranga Māori – reawakening DNA (transcript)


Deb Rewiri, Brainwave Trust Aotearoa

Deb is passionate about connecting neuroscience and tūpuna parenting, as science is just catching up to indigenous practices pre-colonisation. As a Brainwave Trust(external link) she travels across the motu working with whānau and whānau supporters. Deb has two adult children, four whāngai and four mokopuna.

Elizabeth (Liz) Emere Harte, Tūpuna Parenting

Inspired by her mother’s and grandmother’s work, Elizabeth is founder of the Tūpuna Parenting(external link) movement, sharing the gentle and respectful ways of tūpuna Māori with whānau across the motu. Elizabeth's other mahi is as māmā to three tamariki, who she treasures and adores.

Dina Awarau, Taiohi Morehu

Dina has worked in the community for over 30 years, currently as part of the Taiohi Morehu kaupapa in the Hutt Valley which encourages strong whānau connections through performing arts. Her background is in social work and community development and has lived experience of walking alongside whānau, , iwi and hapori.

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