Atuatanga based physical activity
Dr. Hekes been working on Atua based physical acitivties, where knowledge from our tipuna can inform our activities today.
It's all about reconnecting, "what can we learn from our Atua and Tipuna that will helkp our whakapapa continue?
Since colonisation our health in general has taken a turn for the worse and the western system does not work for Maori so we need to find our own solutions, by Maori, for Maori from te Ao Maori.
We believe we can find our solutions in matauranga maori, our tipuna learnt what was good for them by studying the environment and learning from the natural world of nga atua, their atea, ahua and their tamariki's traits that have helped them survive the test of time.
Ki o Rahi and the other games are a great start but we need to start thinking about the next steps, where to from here?