He huihuinga rangahau taha hauora hinengaro, taha oranga mō te ārai whakamomori ki ngā iwi taketake o te ao
Monday, Tuesday 26, 27 February 2018
The two-day symposium will examine what works for Indigenous suicide prevention and well-being research focusing on case studies in prevention research including how researchers know whether they are making a difference. Research findings on the role of reo/language development and cultural reconnection; advocacy; performing arts; art, whānau ora, tribal development, pathways to safe mental health care and other research will be briefly presented and followed with brief discussion and questions/comments.
View Keri Lawson Te-Aho telling the inspiration for the artwork representing this symposium: (57secs)
- What do we know about indigenous suicide?
- What works to prevent indigenous suicide?
- What are the risks for indigenous suicide?
- What is unique about indigenous mental health and well-being?
- How do we protect our families and communities from suicide?
- Do we have the whole story of indigenous suicide?
- Turning indigenous suicide around - inspiring stories of change through trauma
- Culture in the clinic
- Clinical practice in cultural settings
- Community development and indigenous suicide prevention
- Self-determination and indigenous suicide prevention
- Talking about suicide safely through strengths based story-telling
- Innovations in indigenous suicide prevention
- Indigenous psychology
- Towards a global agenda for indigenous suicide prevention
This is a symposium style course which features:
- keynote speakers in world leading suicide prevention and mental health and well-being research teams and projects; this will be followed by commentary and discussion.
- research showcase sessions with researchers from Aotearoa, Australia, Pacific, Canada, United States.
This course has been designed by Māori and indigenous public health and suicide prevention and well-being research practitioners who have track records in indigenous suicide prevention and well-being research in their own communities and nations.
This symposium will be of interest to Indigenous researchers and students; practitioner/researchers, clinicians, Government and NGO sectors, youth workers, school teachers, social workers, community advocates and anyone with an interest in preventing indigenous suicide and elevating indigenous mental health and well-being.
|8:30am||Mihi Whakatau: Mana Whenua|
|9am||Opening of the Symposium: Associate Professor Bridget Robson, Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu, Mrs Arawhetu Gray, Dr Kahu McClintock, Dr Keri Lawson-Te Aho |
Opening Keynote Address: Global Vision, Local Action – The Tūramarama Declaration
Keynote: The Story of the Takitumu Waka
|10.45am||Keynotes: Colonisation and Māori Suicide |
Kaumātua Moana Jackson - Honorary Doctor of Laws
Kaupapa Māori Research
|11.15am||Main Theatre: Māori Suicide Prevention and Well-being Research Showcase |
Dr Keri Lawson-Te Aho – Lay of the Land in Māori Suicide Prevention Research
|2.00pm||Keynote: American Indian Health and Wellbeing: Assume trauma |
Associate Professor Margaret Moss
|2.50pm||Pacific Research Showcase |
Dr Denise Kingi-'Ulu'ave – Evidence-based suicide prevention in Pasifika communities
Dr Karlo Mila – Acclaimed Poet, Educator, Tongan mental health and wellbeing
Synthia Dash – Deliberate Self-harm as it occurs within the context of Pacific Island populations living in NZ.
Tafa Dr Esther Cowley-Malcolm – Pacific mental health and wellbeing research, tbc
Dr Maria Peach – Social justice and Pacific wellbeing
Teremoana Maua-Hodges, Tivaevae model of research in Pacific communities
Hon. Taimalieutu Kiwi Tamasese – Pacific suicide prevention and mental health and wellbeing
|4:20pm||Keynote: Evidenced based Indigenous Measures of Well-being – Local and global indigenous wellbeing research measures |
Professor Malcolm King, & Dr Alexandra King
Waiata/Musical Performance – Tīwhanawhana Trust (tbc) – Introduction by Dr Elizabeth Kerekere
|5.15pm||Evening Keynote: Improving mental health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders: Sharing the Evidence of Effective Interventions |
Professor Pat Dudgeon
|6.30pm||Supper and networking|
|7.00pm||2Face DRAMA (Youth performance)|
|7.30pm||Acclaimed New Zealand actor Rob Mokaraka performing his one-man play |
“Shot Bro – Confessions of a Depressed Bullet” followed by Whakawātea and light dinner
|9.30pm||Karakia and close|
Draft timetable - Day 2
|8:00am||Karakia and Registration for day 2|
Opening Keynote: Ngā Āhuatanga o te Mauri
Keynote Title: The Evidence for Pacific Suicide Prevention and Mental Health and Wellbeing
|10.00am||Keynote: The Evidence for Māori Suicide Prevention and Mental Health and Wellbeing |
Dr Keri Lawson-Te Aho
|10.20am||Keynote: The Evidence for Māori Suicide Prevention and Mental Health and Wellbeing |
Dr Kahu McClintock
North American Research Showcase
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Research Showcase
Takatāpui LGBTI+ Panel Research Priorities
|3.30pm||Keynote: Whānau Ora– Te Pūtahitanga o te Waipounamu |
Keynote: Resiliency and Suicide Prevention - A training manual
|5.00pm||Summing Up, Evaluation and Tohu (Certificates of Participation)|
|5.20pm||Closing Karakia |
Dr Keri Lawson-Te Aho - University of Otago, Wellington. See Keri's PhD here.
Read a summary about each of our amazing keynote speakers
- Professor Sir Mason Durie
- Hon. Queen Pā Ūpokotini Āriki, OBE
- Kaumātua Whaea Raiha Gray
- Whaea Moe Milne
- Dr Moana Jackson
- Associate Professor Margaret Moss
- Professor Malcolm King & Dr Alexandra King
- Professor Pat Dudgeon
- Dr Joseph B. Stone
- Amber Logan
$600 early bird price has been extended for this course. Please register as soon as possible as numbers are limited.
A 50% discount is available to full-time students, those unwaged and University of Otago staff.