Finding solutions using Indigenous wisdom
Let’s build an economy of abundance.
Let’s lead with compassion & love.
Let’s practise in the presence of our histories.
Let’s live in tune with our environment & the cosmos.
Our goal is for Indigenous wisdom to become
the standard not the exception
Whakarongo, Whakarongo, WhakarongoTweet
Get new content sent to your inbox.
Nau mai haere mai. Welcome to our Indigenous consultancy. A whānau of story catchers & tellers, writers, artists, activators, thinkers, & leaders.
This is a space to share what we love, kaupapa that we are involved in & connect.
Grab a cuppa tī and have a look around.
Aro ki te Wairua o te Hā, is set within an enclave of native bush on the lands of Te Kawerau ā Maki – Aotearoa New Zealand. I combine videography, words and painting to articulate my identity and journey as an Indigenous artist, activist and community psychologist. I begin with an abstract image that appears visually dislocated, fluid, and non-complementary to my words; however, this process is purposeful. I invite the audience to the experience by asking, “What do you see?” “What do you hear?” “What do you feel?” “What do you taste?” “What are you touching?” “What smells are around you?” drawing on senses to emancipate stories and spirit otherwise choked in Psychology. I invite the audience to make sense of the image – to try and create, light up and connect. Inviting mystery, curiosity, confusion and misperception, mirroring parts of my reflective, emotional, and practical responses to psychology and spirit.
I wrote my poem below after I read an article about a māmā whale, grieving the death of her calf, in her own way. Wahine tangi haehae, he ngaru moana, e kore e mātaki As I read the words “she was a mother, who happened to be an orca” I know, I am a motherContinue reading “On this mother’s day”
Catching stories is a privilege but telling them is such a skill. It takes skills to hold peoples attention, imagination, emotions and connect in ways that go beyond words that are spoken. #consciouspuku
One of my idols Dr Manulani Aluli Meyer. I resonate with this quote on many levels. I have come to ‘understand’ by doing and sharing. Part of my liberated understanding is listening, with my minds eye, heart and puku. #consciouspuku
WHAU MAU VISION BOARD
Inspirational ideas & whakaaro.
Where do you draw inspiration & motivation from? We are heavily influenced by our whānau, friends and mahi. We are always working on hauora, oranga, wairua and mauri.