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ABOUT MĀORI MINDS

Māori Minds was created by consultant psychiatrist Dr Kiri Prentice, of the iwi (tribes) of Ngai Tuhoe and Ngāti Awa, to share educational videos exploring Māori philosophy and mental health filmed at locations across

Aotearoa, New Zealand.


Kiri is passionate about highlighting the value of mātauranga Māori (Māori traditional knowledge) in re-framing mental health more broadly and in a less stigmatizing manner. Shifting focus from deficits and disease to mana motuhake (self-determination) and kotahitanga (unity). Kiri loves to build confidence in others, and make video resources that are friendly and accessible. 

With a vision to:

Whakaohooho | Inspire      

Mahi Tahi | Collaborate     

Auahatia | Innovate

Kiri hopes to draw others to share their experience and matauranga (knowledge), including those with lived experience, health professionals,  academics, social commentators and indigenous experts. 

Nā tō rourou, nā tāku rourou, ka ora ai te iwi.

(With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive)