Te Atawhai o Te Ao Independent Research Institute welcomes Professor Karina Walters and Dr Eduardo Duran to Aotearoa to share their expertise in the area of historical trauma and the impact on Indigenous Peoples.

Professor Walters is a member of the Choctaw Nation.  She is a Professor at the University of Washington, and is the founder and Director of the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (IWRI). Dr Eduardo Duran has worked as a practicing clinical psychologist in Indian country for several decades.

He is a leading expert on clinical and research work that deals with the impacts of historical trauma. These two Native American experts are visiting Aotearoa as a part of the Maori Health research programme ‘He Kokonga Whare: Maori Intergenerational Trauma and Healing’ which is a research programme led by Dr Paul Reynolds and Dr. Cherryl Smith, (Te Atawhai o Te Ao in Whanganui) in collaboration with Dr Leonie Pihama (Māori And Indigenous Analysis Ltd.), Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith (Te Kotahi Research Institute, University of Waikato) and Drs John Reid and Emma Wyeth (Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu).

Ka whakatauhia e te rōpū rangahau o Te Atawhai o Te Ao i ētahi manuhiri tuarangi, he ahorangi no ngā iwi taketake o te ao, ā, kua tae mai rāua ki te kōkiri kaupapa rangahau ki roto o Aotearoa.  Ko Ahorangi Karina Walters rāua ko Ahorangi Eduardo Duran.  Ko to rāua kaupapa i konei ko te rangahau i ngā ahuatanga o te tūkino ka pā ki te tangata.  Ko te ingoa o tēnei rangahau, he kokonga whare, ā, ka whai wāhi hoki ēnei tokorua ki te mahi ngātahi i te taha o ētahi o ngā ahoranga nui, māngai nui ki roto o te ao Mātauranga ki roto o Aotearoa.