This internship project seeks to create a foundational annotated database of takatāpui literature and resources, including whakawahine and tangata ira tane and other gender non-conforming takatāpui, which are often left out of the narrative.
This project assisted the research network in conducting a thorough literature and resource search, with the output being a themed annotated bibliography.
The purpose of this summer internship project is to explore the potential to develop hauora and pūtaiao solutions for Te Toki Voyaging trust in their kaupapa of kaitiakitanga and mauri ora of the marine environment through traditional navigation and sailing.
The project involves wānanga with Te Toki Voyaging Trust, sailing and supporting ngā kaupapa waka.
The human capital theory holds that education is a form of investment in that the individuals who are consumers of education acquire skills and knowledge that can be converted into work and income in the post-school years. but it is not a level playing field, many would argue. Some of the so-called 'toughest kids' come from very difficult home situations. Inconsistent housing, absentee parent(s), lack of resources, and violence are only a few examples of what some of these students have to face every day.
In 2012, a wave of youth suicides in Northland featured far too many of Ngātiwai descent. 19 people under 25 years took their own lives, a huge increase from 5 the year before (Penney & Dobbs, 2014). Suicide rates for Māori youth in Te Tai Tokerau, including the Ngātiwai rohe, is therefore a major public health issue.