Summarises interviews with kaumatua/kuia from different rohe about their experiences of the transition to adulthood. Included in the report is a literature review on the subject of rites of passage and youth development for indigenous peoples. The report identifies principles upon which traditional rites of passage have been based and suggests these may be adapted into contemporary contexts to promote healthy transitions through adolescence to adult members of whānau, hapū and communities.


Creator | Kaihanga
Manu Caddie & Michael Ross
Year of Creation | Tau
Publisher | Kaiwhakaputa
Te Ora Hou Aotearoa
Keywords | Kupu
Māori youth, rites of passage, rangatahi, kaumatua, kuia,
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
I am the author / creator of this resource
This Research has
been peer reviewed by academics at a university
Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

Caddie, M. & Ross, M., (2011). “Hei Tikitiki: Māori Rites of Passage & Youth Development”, Te Ora Hou Aotearoa. April 2007. Gisborne, New Zealand.

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