NPM has been publishing multiple video logs from our network of researchers, as they share with and support our communities with important messages for the conditions and impact of the Covid-19 era we find ourselves in. Our primary goal is to bring Indigenous knowledge, science, evidence and resources to the task of supporting advisors, decision-makers, iwi, our communities and whānau.
Dr Rebecca Wirihana recently talked about the process of 'containment' in healing during Covid-19 Alert level 4. Rebecca is a Māori Clinical Psychologist currently based at the Northland District Health Board working in the Community Māori Mental Health Service. She previously worked with NPM partner Te Atawhai o te Ao on a project called: He Kokonga Whare (HKW): Māori Intergenerational Trauma and Healing Programme. Te Atawhai o Te Ao is a kaupapa Māori research institute based in Whanganui who work alongside whānau and Māori communities to undertake research to benefit Māori. View Video
Dr Hinekura Smith (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Te Ati Awa) addressed her messaging to the Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga MAI Te Kupenga Doctoral network on staying well during these difficult times. Hinekura is NPM's Emerging Researchers’ Leader, providing national leadership and coordination of MAI Te Kupenga and developing and nurturing initiatives that contribute to the outcomes and objectives of NPM’s Capability and Capacity Strategy. View Video