He korowai aroha, he pā harakeke: Healing intergenerational trauma through the reclaiming of customary child-rearing practices

By Dr Kirsten Gabel, Edited by Dr Rāwiri Tinirau

This paper reflects on the intergenerational impacts of colonisation on the disruption to Māori (Indigenous people of Aotearoa) child-rearing practices and the historical trauma that has transpired with the imposition of western child-rearing ideologies through successive generations. This paper also discusses responses and resistance of whānau (family, familial grouping) Māori to this disruption and healing that occurs with the reclamation of customary practices.

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