Early this year Dr Kahu McClintock (Pouwhakahaere Rangahau), Terry Huriwai (Kaiwhakahaere: Te Hau Mārire), and Rachel McClintock (kairangahau) of Te Rau Matatini were invited by Dr Masood Zangeneh and Dr David Danto from the University of Guelph-Humber to represent Aotearoa at the Global Indigenous Mental Health Symposium as authors invited to contribute to the Indigenous Mental Health: A Global Perspective, a book to be edited by Danto and Zangeneh.
On the 21st of March, Kahu and Rachel participated in the symposium in Toronto, Canada. Included among the symposium panellists were indigenous researchers from Australia, Canada, and the United States who came together at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto to share their approaches to Indigenous mental health and wellbeing. The symposium was looking at examples of communities with positive mental health outcomes, discussing how Indigenous people and their communities can find strength and resilience with strengthening their traditions and culture.
A local report of the Indigenous Mental Health Symposium Toronto click here