Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Indigenous Social Work Conference, Aotearoa, NZ, 2011

International Indigenous Social Workers Wananga 2011

Wananga Title: Indigenous Voices in Social Work: Mana Motuhake - Unique Identities
Date: 1st - 4th February, 2011
Venue: Copthorne Hotel & Resort, Waitangi, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Nau mai, haere mai ki Aotearoa. Welcome. We invite Indigenous helping professionals from around the world who work with indigenous peoples and communities to join us at Waitangi, Bay of Islands, Aotearoa/New Zealand. This Wananga will be an opportunity to share new knowledge and skills and to consider the clear messages that we have about our unique ways of looking at the wellbeing of our indigenous peoples.

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Wananga - A Maori (indigenous people of Aotearoa) world view would not use the word conference, but rather the word Wananga. Wananga is a time or a place when people come together to talk and to debate about the important issues of the day or of a group of people. Wananga provides an opportunity to use an indigenous framework in which to learn to teach and to research; to absorb knowledge, and to experience different ways of learning. Therefore we invite you to Wananga with us.