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To effectively support Pacific families towards wellbeing and prosperity, the generation and use of knowledge needs to extend beyond data, measurement and indicators. Knowledge and evidence requires multi-cultural validity and cultural congruence if it is to be effective in supporting Pacific families to achieve their aspirations. In this paper, we discuss the methodology of Talanoa, a culturally congruent approach to generating and using knowledge to support Pacific family wellbeing and prosperity. Through Wh?nau Ora, a culturally anchored approach to strengthening family wellbeing, and the methodology of Talanoa, Pasifika Futures has engaged 74,000 people or 25% of the Pacific population in New Zealand to achieve over 35,000 positive outcomes across health, education, economic, culture and leadership domains.
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