Māori are the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa, navigators that whakapapa through Te Moana Nui A Kiwa, the great Pacific Ocean. Our ancestors circumnavigated and traded throughout the vast island nations of the Pacific for thousands of years and are masters in the fields of Astrophysics, Astronomy, Celestial Navigation, Ceremony and Oratory among others.
This 3-day gathering explores the wisdom of Tohunga - experts in the fields of Indigenous arts, science, astronomy, ecology, healing and story-telling. A progressive kete of mātauranga with micro wānanga presenting on the intersecting modalities of Māori Astronomy, Maramataka, Romiromi, Rongoā Māori, Taonga Puoro, Tangihanga and Pūrakau.
Confirmed contributors include Rereata Mahika, Ramari Stewart, Erika Muna Lee, Anaru Paine, Michael Preston-Sisk, Rikki Soloman and Te Whare Tapere.
Te Puna Wai o Huriawa is inspired by the turning waters of Wai Koropupū and marks a great time of reclaiming indigenous wisdom. It is a bridge for all people and nations to unite under the korowai of Wai Koropupū, the healing waters of Te Tau Ihu. Join us for a gathering that honours tūpuna knowledge and the magnificence of our ancestors.
Nau mai haere mai ki Te Puna Wai o Huriawa - Healers Gathering 2022