'Binding strengths, shifting struggles, realising our freedom, mana motuhake' was the theme for the third indigenous nurses Aotearoa conference.
The theme--"Binding strengths, shifting struggles, realising our freedom, mana motuhake"--was highlighted during the powhiri at Te Puea Memorial Marae in Mangere.
Believing in the inherent value of tikanga and mana motuhake
, as defined through an appreciation of the living knowledge he finds in Maori culture, he has structured all of his work since the 1970s with an evolving idea of kaitiakitanga and mana tuturu.
National's policies are the ''politics of desperation'' said the 43-year-old former leader of Maori party Mana Motuhake
. ''Race-based politics are always gutter politics.''
An outstanding organizer, his masterstroke was to form the Alliance with four other minor parties: the Greens, the social-credit Democrat Party, the Maori-based Mana Motuhake
Party, and the now-dead Liberal Party, a National Party left splinter.
The following chapter "Mana Motuhake
, Autonomy, Governance and Nationhood" examines terms and concepts of Sovereignty, Tino Rangatiratanga and self-determination, looking at options for a type of state within which Maori self-determination might best be expressed as a nation.
gives us a unique perspective, particularly for nurses, who can then practise their healing in a way that makes sense to them and to their patients," Fox said.