De ‘colon’ isation – the shit we put up with. How we see through our ancestors & grandchildren’s eyes.
Come on a journey with George and Teah, catching & sharing stories of history, experiences and spirit. A workshop on ways of being in a colonial system and co-creating an Indigenous model of care.
Dr Teah Carlson BSocSci (Hons), MAP, PhD
Teah descends from Te Whanau a Apanui, Ngati Porou and Waikato-Tainui. Teah is an artist, activist, academic and draws on these identities to express, connect and articulate Indigenous solidarity, self-determination, and hope. Her work
highlights the importance of the Indigenous voice and control with respect to the delivery of health services, transformation of health literacy and cultural safety practice. Teah works as a Kaupapa Maori researcher and evaluator at SHORE & Whariki Research Centre, Massey University. She is Co-Chair of Nga Pou Mana – Tangata Whenua Allied Health Aotearoa. Teah is passionate about the continued advancement of her people. She views her work as an honour and responsibility to contribute towards actionable and transformative change. She encompasses research and evaluative practices that allow the placement of Indigenous issues, concerns, ways of understanding and practice at the centre. In particular, focusing on research on strengthening family health and wellbeing that is context-sensitive, promotes social justice and focuses on enhancing the life circumstances of community.
George Kingi – BSW, DipSUP
George has tribal affiliations to Te Whanau a Apanui, Ngati Porou, Ngati Awa, Ngapuhi, Waikato & Ngati Pikiao. George is a leader, learner and storyteller. With a strong connection and understanding of Matauranga Maori and Te Ao Maori; George has been able to share this knowledge to involve, engage and inspire those he works with. George is a Change and Development Lead for the Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency. This role works alongside Whanau Ora service providers in the Auckland -Tamaki region and provides workforce and strategic development. George is a qualified Social Worker – Bicultural Practice (first class honours). He has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Kaitiakitanga – Bicultural Professional Supervision. For over a decade, George has worked closely with rangatahi, whanau and Maori and Pacific communities – connecting and engaging with the many different whanau. George has experience in health and community management, supervision, Whanau Ora and rangatahi development. George has designed and implemented an array of successful approaches, interventions and programmes. All the programmes have been centred around rangahau, matauranga Maori and kaupapa Maori principles and practice. George is passionate about Te Ao Maori and believes it has so much more to offer in all aspects of life if we only just listen – whakarongo, whakarongo, whakarongo.