This book is a collection of material by Māori practitioners. It is a practical and accessible resource for those working alongside whānau Māori. Each chapter demonstrates clear links between practice and philosophy, situating these in whakaaro Māori and in contemporary Western ideas.
Practice stories show Māori cultural ethics at work in: counselling, supervision, group work, research, advocacy, and professional education. In their weaving of whakaaro Māori and narrative practice, the stories will inform and inspire practitioners who work alongside Māori, in diverse settings.
Throughout the book the voices of both whānau and counsellor explore what happens when mana is recognised, called into presence, and engaged in the task of reimagining the future.
Editors: Kathie Crocket, Eugene Davis (Ngāti Hauā), Elmarie Kotzé, Brent Swann (Ngāti Porou, Rongowhakaata), Huia Swann (Ngāi Tahu, Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Wai).
Other contributors: Paul Gay (Ngāti Tūwharetoa), Moalia Lattimore (Te Whakatōhea), Titihuia Rewita (Te Whakatōhea, Ngāti Porou), Jack Rifle (Ngāti Te Wehi, Tainui; Ngāti Whakaue, Te Arawa), Russell Smith (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu), Rahera Taylor (Ngāti Maniapoto), Joy Te Wiata (Ngāti Raukawa ki te tonga), Cheri Waititi (Ngāti Porou).