Tupu a Nuku ki te Wheiao – Alcohol and Other Drug Lived Experience Workforce Framework Released

Whare Tukutuku is excited to share this new Māori-led resource that supports recovery whānau and pou whānau to pathway into the AOD workforce.

Tupu-a-nuku ki te Wheiao translates as ‘evolve from Mother Earth to the world of light’ with a simple message of ‘return to Nature for guidance’. For whānau seeking to make changes around their alcohol and other drug use and are wanting to enter into a workforce, the name it is about the process of returning to mother earth and seeking the spiritual pathway as part of the journey forward to fruition. Whare Tukutuku acknowledges Matua Hori Kingi for sharing and gifting this name, and mihi to the many voices who have contributed their time and mātauranga to developing this framework.

The framework recognises the importance of cultural practices that strengthen relationships, language, knowledge, and connection. Te Tiriti o Waitangi guides this journey and its learnings.

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