NPM continues to advance our Ngā Pae Tautoko COVID-19 Programme of research activities to contribute to our understanding of the impacts of the pandemic on Māori, and to develop preventative strategies. The work of our research community has been, and continues to be critical to addressing the challenges of COVID-19 and beyond, as we learn to negotiate our ‘new normal’. As part of our Tautoko Strategy, NPM is committed to ensuring that our researchers have a platform for communicating their expertise and insights into COVID-19 and the wider implications it may have on whānau.
Consequently, in January 2021 NPM added a further 11 research activities to be advanced by 13 Māori researchers. The activities will document, interrogate and communicate significant COVID-19 prevention strategies and messages for current and future generations. The final outputs of the research activities will comprise a compilation of creative works that can be memorialized to produce a galvanizing effect in the future, should our tuhanga once again encounter the challenges that we now face.
WEBINAR -->Not to be missed! The KIN network (Knowledge in Indigenous Network) is hosting a series of webinars everyday through the 7th-17th April 2020. Featured speakers include Prof Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Dr Michael Yellowbird, Dr Ganesh Nana, Dr Bonnie Duran, Rereata Makiha, Dr Mariaelana Huambachano...and more.
NEWS LINK --> Associate Professor Elana Taipapaki Curtis (Ngāti Rongomai, Ngāti Pikiao, Te Arawa) is a Public Health Physician currently working as Senior Lecturer Medical at Te Kupenga Hauora Māori, University of Auckland. Read her Open Letter to New Zealand's Government.
WATCH --> NPM researchers discuss Family violence prevention strategies under present COVID-19 Level 4 Aotearoa National State of Emergency restrictions. The active level 4 restrictions mean that many community agency staff have had to make significant changes to keep themselves safe and to continue the essential work they do with whānau. Prof Linda Waimarie Nikora, co-director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga speaks with Dr Kiri Edge and community researcher Rolinda Karapu.
WATCH --> Prof Papaarangi Reid messaging on "Noho ki te kāinga" - Stay at Home during COVID-19 Alert level 4 Aotearoa/New Zealand State of Emergency. Papaarangi is a Mauri Ora Co-Theme leader and Tumuaki and Head of Department of Māori Health at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, She holds science and medical degrees from the University of Auckland and is a specialist in public health medicine.