Tikanga Rua Ki Mua: towards biculturalism in speech-language therapy

8:30 AM
4:30 PM


Kōrero Connect is proud to be hosting this one-off wananga. Matauranga Māori will allow safe spaces to critically discuss the barriers and enablers regarding the hikoi towards Tikanga Rua in SLT Aotearoa (biculturalism in SLT NZ).

Speech language therapists attending this wananga will leave with policy or practice tikanga they have designed to support them in aligning SLT practice with the articles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and matauranga Māori.

Kaupapa wananga

Currently the SLT profession has less than 4% Māori SLT. Many of that 4% work in research and teaching spaces. Whānau Māori have a very small chance of having a Māori SLT to work with . Whānau Māori need tauiwi SLTs to continue developing collective and responsive tikanga hauora (cultural responsiveness). The goal of a Tikanga Rua - Bicultural model begins with education. This wananga will become the start of that journey and we invite you to be part of that foundation. There will be critical kōrero and reflective wananga faciliated by rangatira kaikōrero and SLTs in the field.

Learning outcomes

1) Application of Te Tiriti o Waitangi articles into SLT clinical practice and policy

2) Understanding of assessment components and engagement strategies that reflect Aotearoa as a colonised country and are focused on Māori health equity

3) Initial understanding of the application of matauranga Māori into SLT practice.

The two day wananga will be facilitated by SLT Tracy Karanui-Golf and a kaiako of matauranga Māori (yet to be announced).

The guest kaikōrero are:

Associate Professor Heather Came - February 8th 9.00 am - 4.30 pm

Associate Professor Heather Came is a seventh generation Pākehā New Zealander. She has worked for 29 years in health promotion and public health and has a long involvement in social justice activism. Heather is a founding member and co-chair of STIR: Stop Institutional Racism, a fellow of the Health Promotion Forum, and chair of the AUT branch of the NZ Public Health Association

Professor Suzanne Pitama - February 9th 9.00 am - 1.00pm

Suzanne is a registered educational psychologist. She has extensive experience in Māori health research and health education. Suzanne is focused on addressing Māori health inequities through medical education, health research (including mental health and heart health) and through membership on appropriate committees and boards (including the HRC Board and Australian Medical Council).Suzanne’s PhD focused on the design, implementation and impact of indigenous health curricula within medical schools.

Kōrero Connect is supported by the New Zealand Speech-language Therapists' Association, Talking Trouble Aotearoa New Zealand & Piki Kotuku Speech Language Therapy.

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