Treasuring future generations: Māori and Hawaiian ancestral knowledge and the wellbeing of Indigenous children

Leonie Pihama, Jamee Mahealani Miller, Hineitimoana Greensill, Rihi Te Nana, Donna Campbell, Jenny Lee-Morgan

Abstract


This article examines ‘ōlelo no‘eau and whakataukī (ancestral proverbial sayings), for messages relating to the positioning of Māori and Hawaiian children and the relationship of that to traditional child-rearing practices.  In doing so, the authors explore whakataukī and ‘ōlelo no‘eau as a means to bring forward knowledge gifted to us by our ancestors that can inform our contemporary experiences as Indigenous Peoples. 


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