World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference 1-3 June Rotorua

At recent 2016 Conference at the pōwhiri at the EIT Marae the Mana Whenua laid a challenge to us in NZAP in relation to youth suicide here in Aotearoa. The World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference will take place 1-3 June in Rotorua

The link to the Conference is

Nau mai, Haere mai!

Welcome to the official World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference 2016 website, ‘Turamarama ki te Ora  – Transforming Indigenous Communities.’ This conference aims to provide positive learning with the aim of transforming indigenous communities through cultural recognition and practices. 

This international event encourages indigenous nations worldwide to gather and to validate our cultural norms and realities whilst looking at how we contribute to reducing suicide and its impacts on indigenous peoples.

In-conjunction with the conference is an indigenous youth summit. The aim of this event is to build indigenous youth champions so they are able to return back to their communities and lead positive changes from a youth’s perspective. Helping us to achieve our objectives is Kimiora Trust who facilitated the first National Maori Youth Conference 2015 in Aotearoa New Zealand as well as Te Runanga o Ngati Pikiao rangatahi (youth) advisory network.

Therefore, we invite you to join us on a memorable gathering featuring keynote speakers and presenters from Indigenous nations across the world

Who is this Conference for?

  1. Iwi, hapū, whānau, and tribal leaders from indigenous communities
  2. Young people – ages 15-25 (Youth Summit)
  3. Any individuals with an interest in indigenous suicide prevention
  4. Those who work with indigenous communities
  5. Non-indigenous community members and practitioners
  6. Planners and funders of clinical and social services
  7. Mental health, health & social services, and corrections
  8. Staff of community organisations