Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau Abstract Application
The Toi Tangata Hui ā Tau 2018 draws inspiration from the theme Tātai Arorangi- Road Maps and Star Charts - Navigating Mātauranga Māori Approaches to Nutrition and Physical Activity' and seeks to explore how the application of this kaupapa in contemporary Māori settings can contribute to positive future outcomes.

Tātai Arorangi draws inspiration from the knowledge system of the stars, the conductors of the environment that we rely so heavily on. Inspired by the kupu ‘Ko tātai arorangi he kai arataki i te ra,’ it speaks of how reading the stars once guided everything we did and how all components of our lives were guarded by these celestial bodies. Tātai Arorangi reminds us of our dependence on the taiao while challenging one another to consider if our respective communities are on track to flourish and prosper with the current direction, or if we must seek and explore fresh road maps to navigate into the future we want.

Over the course of the Hui ā Tau, a range of thought-provoking kōrero, interactive workshops and structured physical activities will be presented, challenging how we can successfully navigate these current times to build a resilient, prosperous and sustainable future through mātauranga Māori approaches.

What challenges will we face in coming decades? What policy settings do we need now to address them? The scene is set for an exciting, uplifting, and inspirational Hui ā Tau 2018 that will challenge participants to consider if their respective communities are on track to flourish and prosper with the current direction, or if we must seek and explore fresh road maps to navigate into the future we want.

Your contribution should challenge hui participants to consider ways in which we can move towards a future involving Digital Innovation, Māori Systems Thinking, and Kai Māori Kai Ora, while being equipped to respond to the changing times in a way that enables Māori to prosper and live in a changing world as Māori.

There are limited spaces available and each presentation is for 15 minutes with workshops having a longer time allowance of between 45-60 minutes. Presentations and workshops should align with one of our 3 themes; Digital Innovation, Māori Systems Thinking, and Kai Māori Kai Ora.

Abstract applications close on Wednesday 10 January 2018. Confirmation of acceptance will be by email on Friday 12 January 2018.

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