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Atua Matua Wānanga

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This introductory workshop will engage participants with the Atua Matua framework through environmental skill acquisition.

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Dr Heke is a strong supporter of mountain and river connections that can be converted into traditional physical activity and training opportunities suggesting that gains in health can be incidental outcomes that begin with connections to rivers and mountains.

During this workshop he will share knowledge on Atua and Kaitiaki through his application of mātauranga (knowledge), whakapapa (lineage), huahuatau (metaphoric) interpretations and the application of these to health, nutrition and physical activity (whakapakari tinana).

In this wānanga Dr Heke will look at;

  • Tohutaka – Replacing Risk Assessment with reading Māori environment signs.
  • Nutrition – Teaching Food Sovereignty through container food initiatives.
  • E-platforms to teach Atua Matua to health providers.

Participants will also be encouraged to discuss/share interpretations of particular relevance to their rohe.

Outcomes

Participants will gain a fundamental understanding of the Atua Matua approach and how it connects Māori concepts of the environment with health, nutrition and physical activity.

What to bring/wear

Kakahu suitable for inside and outside

Extra Information

Kai will be provided throughout the day.

Bio

Dr Justin Ihirangi Heke (Waikato/Tainui)

PGCert ACE, PGDipSci Environmental Management, MEd, PhD.

Dr Ihirangi Heke is currently a health and physical education consultant involved in a number of national and international projects. He has previously worked with the John Hopkins University (Baltimore) where he was funded by the Global Obesity Prevention Centre to conduct a study using traditional indigenous health approaches alongside Systems Dynamics.

Dr Heke is also an honorary research fellow to the University of Auckland in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and previously held roles in Physical Education at the University of Otago. He is an elite athlete performance consultant to New Zealand Sport and has worked in a number of disciplines from netball and rugby to the more contemporary interests of golf and motorsports.

In 2007 Dr Heke developed the Atua Matua Māori Health Framework which has been gaining recognition globally in Japan, Ireland, Canada and the US. Locally, development of the Atua Matua approach has been used by the Ministry of Education in the Healthy Active Learning Initiative (Tapuwaekura), Te Papa Takaro o Te Arawa, Te Kura Kaupapa o Kaikohe and Te Aitanga a Hauiti Hauora.

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