This collection brings together indigenous thinkers and practitioners from New Zealand and internationally to discuss the effects of trauma on indigenous peoples across social, economic, political and cultural environments. The book discusses Māori customs, decolonising approaches and navigating mauri ora (the sneeze of life) in relation to healing from trauma. The subsequent chapters explore indigenous models of healing, focusing on connections to land and the environment, ancestral connections and indigenous approaches such as walking, hunting, and growing and accessing traditional foods for wellbeing.
Dr Leonie Pihama is Professor of Māori and Indigenous Research at Unitec and Director of Māori and Indigenous Analysis Limited.
Dr Linda Tuhiwai Smith CNZM is Distinguished Professor at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.