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Tūhonotanga—A Māori Perspective of Healing and Well-Being through Ongoing and Regained Connection to Self, Culture, Kin, Land and Sky

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Independent Researcher, Levin Horowhenua, 5510 Aotearoa, New Zealand
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Department of First Peoples Studies, School of Community and Public Affairs, Concordia University, 1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O., Montréal, QC H3G 1M8, Canada
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Genealogy 2021, 5(2), 55; https://doi.org/10.3390/genealogy5020055
Received: 3 March 2021 / Revised: 26 May 2021 / Accepted: 26 May 2021 / Published: 4 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Landin’ the Spirit: Indigenous Knowledge on Healing and Wellbeing)
Tūhonotanga relates to one’s physical and spiritual embeddedness to the surrounding world, including to culture, to kin, and to Father Sky and Mother Earth. Kanien’kehá:ka researcher Alicia Ibarra-Lemay from the community of Kahnawà:ke, interviewed Māori psychotherapist Donny Riki from Aotearoa, to explore her practice of healing in relation to her own connections to the Ngāpuhi and the Ngāti Paoa. As granddaughter to Ina Tepapatahi, Patara Te Tuhi, Puahaere, and Haora Tipakoinaki, Donny carries the responsibility for healing in the sense of helping her people find their way back home after 186 years of colonial violence and rule in her homeland of Aotearoa. This chapter discusses the way she works with tāngata whaiora (Māori people, seekers of wellness) and how the process of healing is conceptualized in her Mãori worldview. View Full-Text
Keywords: Māori; Tūhonotanga; Indigenous; healing Māori; Tūhonotanga; Indigenous; healing
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Riki Tuakiritetangata, D.; Ibarra-Lemay, A. Tūhonotanga—A Māori Perspective of Healing and Well-Being through Ongoing and Regained Connection to Self, Culture, Kin, Land and Sky. Genealogy 2021, 5, 55. https://doi.org/10.3390/genealogy5020055

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Riki Tuakiritetangata D, Ibarra-Lemay A. Tūhonotanga—A Māori Perspective of Healing and Well-Being through Ongoing and Regained Connection to Self, Culture, Kin, Land and Sky. Genealogy. 2021; 5(2):55. https://doi.org/10.3390/genealogy5020055

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Riki Tuakiritetangata, Donny, and Alicia Ibarra-Lemay. 2021. "Tūhonotanga—A Māori Perspective of Healing and Well-Being through Ongoing and Regained Connection to Self, Culture, Kin, Land and Sky" Genealogy 5, no. 2: 55. https://doi.org/10.3390/genealogy5020055

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