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Historical trauma and whānau violence Leonie Pihama, Ngaropi Cameron and Rihi Te Nana

By: Pihama, Leonie.
Contributor(s): Cameron, Ngaropi | Te Nana, Rihi.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: NZFVC Issues Paper.Publisher: Auckland, New Zealand : New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse, University of Auckland, 2019Description: electronic document (26 pages) ; PDF file & Word DOCX file.ISSN: 2253-3222 (online).Subject(s): COLONISATION | FAMILY VIOLENCE | HISTORICAL TRAUMA | INDIGENOUS PEOPLES | INTERGENERATIONAL TRANSMISSION | MĀORI | PĀMAMAE HEKE IHO | RANGAHAU MĀORI | TAIPŪWHENUATANGA | TŪKINOTANGA Ā-WHĀNAU | NEW ZEALANDOnline resources: Click here to access online NZFVC Issues Paper, no. 15, October 2019Summary: Key Messages: Prior to colonisation Māori people lived within whānau, hapū and iwi collectives that supported wellbeing, with whānau as the primary source of support within Māori society; Traditional knowledge forms within tikanga, te reo and mātauranga Māori provide clear guidance for wellbeing and appropriate behaviours within relationships; It is well documented that acts of whānau violence were not accepted by our ancestors; Central to the colonisation of Aotearoa (New Zealand) is the dispossession of land and resources of whānau, hapū and iwi; The position, and wellbeing of Māori women and children is central to ensuring the wellbeing of whānau; In Aotearoa, colonisation is characterised by extensive acts of violence upon Māori; Colonial ideologies and practices of gender, race and class that have been imported to Aotearoa have impacted significantly in the undermining of Māori structures, beliefs and ways of living; Colonisation is both a series of events and an ongoing system of oppression that has disrupted may aspects of Māori social structures and ways of being; Understanding both the impact of colonisation and Historical trauma is critical to understanding the origins of family violence in Aotearoa. (Authors' key messages). Record #6418
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NZFVC Issues Paper, no. 15, October 2019

Key Messages: Prior to colonisation Māori people lived within whānau, hapū and iwi collectives that supported wellbeing, with whānau as the primary source of support within Māori society; Traditional knowledge forms within tikanga, te reo and mātauranga Māori provide clear guidance for wellbeing and appropriate behaviours within relationships; It is well documented that acts of whānau violence were not accepted by our ancestors; Central to the colonisation of Aotearoa (New Zealand) is the dispossession of land and resources of whānau, hapū and iwi; The position, and wellbeing of Māori women and children is central to ensuring the wellbeing of whānau; In Aotearoa, colonisation is characterised by extensive acts of violence upon Māori; Colonial ideologies and practices of gender, race and class that have been imported to Aotearoa have impacted significantly in the undermining of Māori structures, beliefs and ways of living; Colonisation is both a series of events and an ongoing system of oppression that has disrupted may aspects of Māori social structures and ways of being; Understanding both the impact of colonisation and Historical trauma is critical to understanding the origins of family violence in Aotearoa. (Authors' key messages). Record #6418

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