Apr 22, 2021


Maori News & Indigenous Views

Challenges the Conventional: Coexisting Disorders Summit 2011

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Once again Te Pu Wananga o Anamata has provided an opportunity for Maori mental health and alcohol and drug addiction kaimahi, clinicians, and students working with tangata whaiora with coexisting problems in Aotearoa to come together in a collaborative effort to showcase their strengths and challenges.

This years summit Challenging the Conventional Ko te ao whai ake nei he ao hou, organised by Te Pu Wananga o Anamata on behalf of the students enrolled on the Diploma in Applied Maori Health Coexisting Disorders. This summit is a karanga to Maori alcohol and drug and mental health service providers, to review their standards of practise, attitudes, and behaviours.

What the Anamata tohu promotes says Dr Candy Cookson-Cox (Te Arawa, Ngai Tahu) is a kaimahi that has the skill suite to be able to assess and manage tangata whaiora with coexisting problems without the fragmentation which currently faces whaiora in todays climate. The summit allows for discussion to take place, to raise awareness within Maori Health and hopefully works to improve outcomes for Maori whaiora.

Five Maori Health experts, Tamati Kruger (Tuhoe), Jozie Karanga (Tuhoe, Whakatohea), Pam Armstrong (Ngati Hine), Donna Blair (Kai Tahu, Kati Mamoe) and Clinton Schultz (Kamilaroi, Aborigine) will present alongside 18 practise based students.

Te Pu Wananga o Anamata, is a Tuhoe tertiary education provider based in Taneatua and Whakatane. Anamata delivers a selection of National Certificate, Diploma and Degree qualifications, recognised by NZQA that responds to the needs of Tuhoe and Maori communities.

  • The summit runs for two days Monday 28 Tuesday 29 November 2011, and is being held at the Keswick Christian Camp, Holdens Bay, Rotorua. See attached Summit programme. For more information, visit www.anamata.ac.nz.

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