Monday 21 April 2014

Structural Violence and Contemporary Indigenous Health

Although colonisation is often seen as a part of our history, as a relic of the past, it is a force that has created and sustained structures within our society that cause harm to peoples’ bodies, minds and spirits. In this post, Tarapuhi briefly looks at the relationship between colonisation and contemporary indigenous health.

These opinions are my opinions and do not necessarily represent the views of any groups or individuals mentioned in this post.

Tihei Mauri Ora 1990 Robyn Kahukiwa

There are a great number of peoples across the globe who are understood as indigenous, aboriginal or native groups; each with their own unique and distinct identities, histories, biology, struggles, geographical and environmental surroundings, languages, rituals, clothing, gender relations, successes, failures, traditions, relationships with nature, relationships with the state, morals, and values. Indigenous people's and cultures are complex, modern, traditional, changing, and living.

Tuesday 8 April 2014

Feeding People and Cooking up a Storm: Tayla's upcoming talk at the Wellington Seminar Series

Inspired by John Key’s comment “Wellington is dying” (ugh), between March and May 2014, the Stout Research Centre is holding the ‘Wellington Seminar Series’. The seminar features presentations from local and central government representatives, as well as anthropology, psychology, film, theatre and management researchers from Victoria University. New Zealand Studies expert Professor Richard Hill from the Stout Research Centre says the idea for the series came about as a way of countering perceptions that Wellington is a dying city.

“We have decided to contribute to the debate by bringing perspectives from a range of people passionate about Wellington, who will present their own analyses and perspectives” (Source: