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Ensuring equity for indigenous peoples using a Māori model of health

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MAI, 12(2), 221-229

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McKee addresses systemic inequities and homelessness affecting Māori, underscoring the disproportionate impact of poverty, overcrowding, and homelessness on this community.

Utilising a mixed-methods approach that includes secondary analysis and the Te Whare Tapa Whā framework, McKee elucidates insights from 60 Māori participants. This research highlights the critical importance of acknowledging the Indigenous context, particularly the Treaty of Waitangi, in understanding Māori well-being and cultural values. McKee advocates for a holistic and culturally respectful approach to addressing Māori homelessness and equity issues, emphasising the significance of marae and the need for policies and interventions that prioritise Māori perspectives. The findings present a stark picture of the challenges faced by impoverished Māori families, especially in Rotorua, and the strain on social service providers. The paper concludes with a call for a concerted effort to honour Māori culture and ensure Māori voices are central in developing solutions to these complex issues.

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