Tātai is a place where Māori can share their iwi affiliations, with Iwi, and the Ministry of Health, to make a positive difference today, and for future generations. Sharing your iwi affiliations is a way to ensure we, as Māori, are contributing to robust and high quality datasets about iwi, for iwi.
QUOTE: “Iwi affiliation data could help the younger generation know where they are from and aid in the reclamation of culture that we are already seeing.”- Māori participant in Tātai research.
Whariki were used as places to share dialogue. Whariki are also used to place taonga. Today our taonga is trying to collate mātauranga/whakapapa so we can understand the needs of an iwi group. Mangopare are used to represent strength and knowledge. The fusion of the weave and mangopare represents the connecting and reconnecting, mo ake tonu atu.
Ringatoi- Graham Tipene
“Tē tōia, tē haumatia - nothing can be achieved without a plan, workforce and a way of doing things”.
Tātou in partnership with Alphero came together to co-create a piece of mahi for the Ministy of Health with Māori, for Māori.
Tātai is a place where Māori can share their iwi affiliations, with Iwi, and the Ministry of Health, to make a positive difference today, and for future generations.
Sharing your iwi affiliations is a way to ensure we, as Māori, are contributing to robust and high quality datasets about iwi, for iwi.
The need for data that is reliable, timely, relevant, available and accessible for Māori and Iwi has never been so important.
The information that is collected will be provided to Iwi to help inform and strengthen Iwi strategies, and progress towards their self-determined vision and outcomes.
The government will also use it to support more equitable health outcomes for Māori.
It is also an opportunity for Iwi to connect you and other people who share a similar whakapapa and get a better understanding of where their whānau are in Aotearoa.
Here's a behind the scenes look into how we come together to wananga and put all our whakaaro on the table to start the process.
Tātou spoke to Māori from all over Āotearoa to receive their whakaaro about the value of iwi affiliation data, for the purposes of improving Health equity for individuals, households, whānau, hapū and iwi.
We shared the below problem statement with participants, and guided our kōrero with the following five key questions:
What does iwi affiliation data mean to you?
Would you mind sharing your own iwi affiliation information with the Government? Why/ Why not?
If you were to provide your iwi affiliation information to the Government, what is the most important thing that you would like to have happen with that data?
Do you think it is important that Māori/ iwi have governance of health data specific to Māori/ iwi? Why/ Why not?
Can you give any examples of how iwi affiliation data could positively contribute/ benefit Māori/ iwi?
Current health information and health data that is collected about Māori/ iwi is unable to properly, and adequately uncover insights about the systemic problems and continued restrictions that we as Māori/ iwi experience. Added to that, Māori/ iwi information is unable to be used adequately by our people, for our people, to inform the design and delivery of health services that genuinely reflect and meet their needs.
In conclusion to the Tātai Iwi Affliation kaupapa is the design aspect of the website. This process is where our ringatoi Graham Tipene creates an authentic art direction based on the kōrero and the narrative developed. From there, the designers from both Alphero and Tātou digitise, and bring it to life through a more contemporary lens.
Through the Tātou process and the digital capability from Alphero we were able to deliver a website that was both authentic and user friendly for the audience.