He Oranga Wairua, He Tikanga Aroha: Neuroscience through a cultural lens

“Children are made to move!” Whaea Deb Rewiri joined us on day two of the Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau 2021 and shared some thought provoking kōrero that is crucial as we navigate the current environment and life changing experiences with many whānau in lockdown with our tamariki. Sharing her knowledge on a kaupapa māori approach to neuroscience, Whaea Debs discussed the important role of whānau and hapū surrounding and embracing our tamariki in order to build their potential. As Whaea Debs says, “focus on the potential and not the problem.” By bringing these village raising constructs forward into the modern world and creating positive environments, we can build long lasting positive effects on our pēpi to have a greater impact on growing their potential within. Kōrero captured and illustrated by the League of Live.