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Koeke a ko ake nei towards intergenerational positive aging for Ngati Pikiao

20 months
Approved budget:
Ms Waitiahoaho Emery
Health issue:
Wellbeing (autonomy self-determination)
Proposal type:
Ngā Kanohi Kitea Project Grant
Lay summary
Maori cultural knowledge is fundamental to personal and hapu-iwi health and well-being; it’s dissemination through the generations is a desirable social goal. As such, the health issue addressed by this research is the proactive and positive aging of Ngati Pikiao peoples across the life spectrum who have access to, and engage with, cultural knowledge. Using narrative enquiry, the research will investigate how the tribal governance and cultural roles of the Pukenga Koeke of Ngati Pikiao contribute to their proactive and positive aging. The research will generate a repository of ‘organic’ positive aging narratives (examples) that can inform, inspire, motivate and guide the proactive and positive aging of future generations of Ngati Pikiao people. This includes Ngati Pikiao organisations and Treaty Settlement entities, so that they are better informed and able to support the health, well-being and positive aging needs of Ngati Pikiao people, and others, across the life spectrum.