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i-hīkoi conclusion

Although much of what you have heard today is historical in context, we hope that it strikes a chord with you, and spurs you to action. These actions do not have to be large to have a lasting impact.

Consider incorporating more te reo in your day-to-day life, or speaking up against interpersonal or institutional racism.

Use this knowledge we have presented you with to change your lens when treating patients who are not only combating their disease, but also battling the effects of a century and a half of marginalisation and injustice.

In these modern times it is easy to become future-focussed. We hope that this i-hīkoi serves to remind you that to have a fair and just future, we must take stock of the present, while acknowledging, respecting and learning from the past.

Thank you for taking this journey with us.

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