Birthing and Justice with Dr Ruth De Souza

Season 2 Episode 2: Donna Cormack on transformation for Māori health

October 28, 2021 Dr Ruth De Souza Season 2 Episode 2
Birthing and Justice with Dr Ruth De Souza
Season 2 Episode 2: Donna Cormack on transformation for Māori health
Show Notes

Episode Synopsis:
Racism is a distraction from flourishing, says Associate Professor Donna Cormack, a Māori academic whose work attempts to transform health futures for Māori. We talk about obstetric violence, abolitionist approaches to healthcare reform, heterosexualism in birthing and the careful use of time and energy. Donna believes being connected to past and future generations of Māori scholars and Indigenous scholars gives her work focus.

Episode notes:

Burgess, H., Cormack, D., & Reid, P. (2021). Calling forth our pasts, citing our futures: An envisioning of a Kaupapa Māori citational practice. MAI Journal. A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship, 10(1), 57-67.

Donna Cormack, Sarah-Jane Paine. (May 2020). Dear Epidemiology: a letter from two Māori researchers.

Music in this episode includes: ’Salientia’ and ‘Anura’ by REW and ‘Can we be friends’ by Lobo Loco used under a Creative Commons license from Free Music Archive.