Making Tipuna

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dc.contributor.author Nikora, Linda en
dc.coverage.spatial Perth, Australia en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-28T00:05:44Z en
dc.date.issued 2018-11-23 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/45609 en
dc.description.abstract Cultures across the globe mourn death and those who pass. Being socially connected and interrelated makes us human. It gives us purpose and meaning in life. It invigorates and motivates us. However, when someone close to us dies, it disturbs and disrupts. It causes pain. It causes grief. In this paper, we speak about a Maori indigenous understanding of why this is so, and examine those ancient traditional rituals left to us by our ancestors and required of us at such times. We are particularly interested in the practices and processes we engage in that facilitate the transformation of the deceased from a life lived to the status of tipuna or ancestor. Bringing these practices to the fore and framing a rationale for them enables a clearer understanding of the nature of grief and the place of those passed in the lives of those who remain. No one ever really gets over grief. Ever. We just learn to live a life where we are not so overwhelmed or debilitated by griefs presence, and, those we love have a continuing role and function to play in how we live our life journeys. en
dc.relation.ispartof 2nd World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.subject Death; grief; indigenous psychologies; Maori death rituals; tangi; ancestors in our lives; tipuna; healing. en
dc.title Making Tipuna en
dc.type Presentation en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.author-url http://ispc2018.com/world_indigenous_suicide_prevention en
pubs.finish-date 2018-11-23 en
pubs.start-date 2018-11-22 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Keynote en
pubs.subtype Invited en
pubs.subtype Conference Oral Presentation en
pubs.elements-id 756841 en
pubs.org-id Arts en
pubs.org-id Maori and Pacific Studies en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-11-26 en


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