Rongoitekai (Ron) Ngata, PhD.
Raumati South 5032
He mihi kau atu ki a koutou. Ko Hikurangi te maunga, ko Waiapu te awa, ko Ngāti Porou te iwi. I'm interested in supporting NVC training in all areas of society, on political and personal levels, racial and gender issues, parenting, education, prisons, restorative justice, domestic violence, etc. I'm interested in addressing violence in a way that does not reinforce the same consciousness that gives rise to the problem in the first place.
I've found NVC to be a process that addresses conflict and violence in a straightforward AND compassionate way. This tends to create the kind of connection that leads to lasting conflict resolution. I'm also particularly interested in supporting the revitalisation of indigenous languages by recording their unique ways of conceptualising and expressing emotions and basic needs.