What digital platforms could support a collective approach to Te Tai Ao?
How could this be managed; practically and using what protocols? What are the potential uses and benefits of these platforms locally, nationally and internationally? What are the potential Te Tai Ao future needs of iwi/hapū that need to be addressed in the digital platform considerations? What opportunities are there for Indigenous digital solution platform that can be developed and implemented in communities?
In this platform research, our focus makes the distinction between ‘kai’ as a culturally defined Māori notion and western interpretations of ‘food’. “He moumou kai, he moumou tāngata” describes a state where our existence and futures as healthy Māori people (Mauri Ora: Human Flourishing) are put at risk because our kai sources (Te Tai Ao: The Natural Environment), including access to kai, growing kai, preparing kai, the lore/law pertaining to kai, and control of kai systems (Whai Rawa: Māori Economies) is diminishing. Without kai or wai the people will perish!