Mana Kaitiakitanga: Mouri Moko! Mouri Wahine! Mouri Ora! (Protective Power: Women, Skin, Carving and Life Force!)

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dc.contributor.author Lee-Penehira, Mera Melda en
dc.contributor.editor Pīhama, L en
dc.contributor.editor Southey, K en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-13T00:43:39Z en
dc.date.issued 2015 en
dc.identifier.citation In Kaupapa rangahau: A reader. A collection of readings from the Kaupapa Māori Research workshops series, 2015, pp. 100 - 108 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9780994121707 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/27967 en
dc.description.abstract ‘Mana Kaitiakitanga’ is an Indigenous framework of health and wellbeing centred firmly in Māori conceptualisations and understandings of our relationships to each other and to our environment. Drawing on doctoral research (Penehira, 2011), it is argued that “Mana Kaitiakitanga” provides the context in which ta moko (Māori traditional skin carving) fits naturally as a healing intervention. I share the stories of Māori women who have applied ta moko (and other forms of tattoo) in their journeys to wellness. Ta moko is an indigenous narrative that enables us to return to ancient knowledge and ways of understanding ourselves and our world. It is a process that penetrates the flesh and marks the skin; it is a process that involves both blood and pain, which may seem incongruous with healing. It is argued however that through pain comes understanding; through pain comes a RE-membering of strength; through pain comes joy; and finally through marking comes identity of who we are and how ‘well’ we have been in the past, and can be again. This work explores the intersections of identity, marginalisation, gender, education, health and wellbeing. Raising the voices of wahine Māori is critical at this time of reclamation of Māori and other Indigenous knowledges, where for too long colonisation has seen this voice silenced. en
dc.description.uri http://librarysearch.auckland.ac.nz/UOA2_A:Combined_Local:uoa_alma21251033640002091 en
dc.publisher Te Kotahi Research Institute en
dc.relation.ispartof Kaupapa rangahau: A reader. A collection of readings from the Kaupapa Māori Research workshops series en
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dc.title Mana Kaitiakitanga: Mouri Moko! Mouri Wahine! Mouri Ora! (Protective Power: Women, Skin, Carving and Life Force!) en
dc.type Book Item en
pubs.begin-page 100 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Te Kotahi Research Institute en
pubs.author-url https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11738 en
pubs.end-page 108 en
pubs.place-of-publication Hamilton, New Zealand en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.elements-id 514585 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-12-20 en


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