The voices of kaumātua during the COVID-19 pandemic

Show simple item record Keelan, TJ Awekotuku, NT Nikora, LW Edge, K McRae, KO 2022-06-29T02:12:46Z 2022-06-29T02:12:46Z 2021-12-22
dc.identifier.citation (2021). MAI Journal, 10(2), 116-124.
dc.description.abstract Giving voice to kaumātua perspectives and experiences, and those of older people in general, during the COVID-19 pandemic has been rare because older people are more often spoken about than provided with opportunities to speak for themselves. When they have been spoken about, the focus has been on their vulnerability. While such vulnerabilities are a critical concern, this focus ignored their active participation in and contributions to their communities. Two video recordings were made, in which five Ngāti Whakaue kaumātua talked about their understanding and experience of the pandemic and the first nationwide lockdown. They also spoke about the activities in their community—Ohinemutu in Rotorua—and their roles and those of others from the village, especially in relation to a project during the lockdown called, “Feed the Pā”. Their kōrero contained descriptions of the various ways their community came together in support; the threat that COVID-19 posed to whakapapa, and therefore their collective tribal knowledge; and the value elders contribute to a community in times of stress.
dc.relation.ispartofseries MAI Journal
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dc.subject 1608 Sociology
dc.subject 1699 Other Studies in Human Society
dc.title The voices of kaumātua during the COVID-19 pandemic
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.20507/MAIJournal.2021.10.2.5
pubs.issue 2
pubs.begin-page 116
pubs.volume 10 2022-05-29T03:04:03Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.end-page 124
pubs.publication-status Published
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pubs.subtype Journal Article
pubs.elements-id 879308 Arts Maori and Pacific Studies
dc.identifier.eissn 2230-6862
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2022-05-29

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