Whenua BEINGS is a holistic approach to guide whanau on realizing their whenua aspirations. Based on kaupapa Māori centred research, whanau where found to be thriving with their whenua when all six capacities are active. The six dynamic capacities are; belonging, emotions, influencing, nourishing, guardian, spiritual.
six dynamic capacities
belonging the capacity to feel a sense of value and worth whanaungatanga | tangata whenua | ahi kaa | whakapapa
emotions the capacity to express authentic emotions about land aroha | riri | mamae | ngakau
influencing the capacity to influence an effect on land tino rangatiratanga | mana | turangawaewae
nourishing the capacity to be physically nourished by land putea | kai | rongoa
guardian the capacity to guard and protect land kaitiaki | manaaki | tiakina
spiritual the capacity to spiritually connect to land wairua | hau | mauri
WHY DYNAMIC CAPACITIES?
Dynamic capacities refer to the whanau capacity to grow. Each of the capacities is ongoing relationship with whanau and whenua that needs to be nurtured, developed and enhanced. Kaupapa Maori research consistently suggest that dynamic whenua connections create prospering whanau. The six dynamic capacities enable;