Video-taped Dialogues on Dignity



We often use #dignism when we upload videos on YouTube
See Evelin Lindner's channel, and Gaby Saab's WDUi channel

Carmen Hetaraka's and Michelle Brenner's Contributions to the World Dignity University (WDU) Initiative

• 01 Conversation with Michelle Brenner and Carmen Hetaraka
This conversation was video-taped for the World Dignity University initiative in Dunedin, New Zealand, 31st August 2011. The interviewers are Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner. The recording was done by Brian Ward. See a copy of this video on a site in China.

The following videos were recorded at the 17th Annual Conference in Dunedin, New Zealand, by Brian Ward:
Video 05 from Brian Ward's camera: Michelle Brenner introducing Carmen Hetaraka (this is an "unlisted" video until we had time to edit it)
Video 06 from Brian Ward's camera: Carmen Hetaraka (this is an "unlisted" video until we had time to edit it)
Video 07 from Brian Ward's camera: Carmen Hetaraka & all participants introducing themselves (this ian "unlisted" video until we had time to edit it)
Video 08 from Brian Ward's camera: All participants introducing themselves (this is "unlisted" video until we had time to edit it)
Video from Adobe Connect: Dan Baron's Presentation and Carmen Hetaraka's Haka (this is an "unlisted" video until we had time to edit it; please note that the comments to Dan from the audience were sounded out, we did not know that Dan's microphone would have had to be switched off; please note also that Carmen Hetaraka's Haka is at the very end of this video)

Biographical background for Taura Carmen Hetaraka: For more than 25 years, Taura Carmen Hetaraka has applied his extensive knowledge of tikanga in developing programmes throughout the social and criminal justice sectors. In 2002 Carmen was one of two nationwide delegates representing New Zealand on an International Cultural Advisory Committee for Healing Our Spirits: World-Wide: Indigenous Drug and Addiction conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Carmen is a fluent speaker of Maori and has developed a number of indigenous based programmes that are applied within a number of New Zealand Prisons and schools. Furthermore, Carmen is the core cultural expert - working with several native Hawaiian organizations in developing, implementing, and evaluating a cultural education curriculum based on Hohourongo (Ho’oponopono).

Biographical background for Michelle Brenner: Holistic Law Approach to Indigenous Incarceration: Cultural Cognitive Restructuring and Restorative Justice Practices is an article that was written by Michelle Brenner with acknowledgment to Carmen Hetaraka for insights and correct use of Maori language. Acknowledgment and gratitude to Kauila Clark and all the active bearers of Hawaii for their service and practice in traditional Ho'oponopono. Published by, republished here with the permission from the author.
See also the questionnaire to the Right of Peoples to Peace that Michelle wishes to discuss.
See also "Children of Peace and War: From Child Soldiers to Peace Education" chaired by Dot Maver, and Ana's Playground.