Finding solutions using Indigenous wisdom
Let’s build an economy of abundance.
Let’s lead with compassion & love.
Let’s practise in the presence of our histories.
Let’s live in tune with our environment & the cosmos.
Our goal is for Indigenous wisdom to become
the standard not the exception
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Nau mai haere mai!
Welcome to our passion project (aka Indigenous consultancy).
Our side hustle that allows us to work alongside people that share our values & vision. We like to dive deep, catch stories/knowledge & share them with the world in creative innovative ways.
We want to remain bespoke, outside of institutions & systems & shake the cage.
Grab a cuppa tī and have a look around…
Aro ki te Wairua o te Hā, is set within an enclave of native bush on the lands of Te Kawerau ā Maki – Aotearoa New Zealand. I combine videography, words and painting to articulate my identity and journey as an Indigenous artist, activist and community psychologist. I begin with an abstract image that appears visually dislocated, fluid, and non-complementary to my words; however, this process is purposeful. I invite the audience to the experience by asking, “What do you see?” “What do you hear?” “What do you feel?” “What do you taste?” “What are you touching?” “What smells are around you?” drawing on senses to emancipate stories and spirit otherwise choked in Psychology. I invite the audience to make sense of the image – to try and create, light up and connect. Inviting mystery, curiosity, confusion and misperception, mirroring parts of my reflective, emotional, and practical responses to psychology and spirit.
As a child growing up I would stand on maunga that surrounded my whare and imagine I had the mana to control the elements – change the direction of the winds – declaring to Hineomairangi and Tāwhirimātea to heed to my words. After my karanga I would listen for the tree to chatter, birds toContinue reading “Ira Tangata, Ira Atua”
“To live free in an unfree space” My friend, my follower that remains Blood vessel purple pain Bring on pink salt healing A crystal sting on my wound With skin to rise Reminds me we belong Birthed in salt waters the same salt that Suspends and flavours our brain Below inflamed toothless gums Chewing onContinue reading “Pink Salt Healing”
Mens health Week 2021 I have a Rockstar pāpā (dad) who is the kaumātua of the shearing sheds, who cuts up mutton faster than he can smoke a cigarette – I know cause he does it at the same time! He’s hearty, oldskool, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it kinda fulla and can usuallyContinue reading “Tāne te Waiora”
WHAU MAU VISION BOARD
Inspirational ideas & whakaaro.
Where do you draw inspiration & motivation from? We are heavily influenced by our whānau, friends and mahi. We are always working on hauora, oranga, wairua and mauri.