INA Kaupapa Ake
To improve the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS.
To improve the quality of information on HIV given to our communities.
To advocate for the rights of all Indigenous people
The acronym INA stands for Immanuel, Noelle and Apihaka. The first two names are from two Pacific Island infants tragically taken by AIDS, the last name is from a Māori/Pacific Island child who was spared, despite both parents being HIV+.
The red ribbon represents HIV/AIDS. The break in the ribbon represents 'an interruption of whakapapa in the blood stream. The koru represents new life/lives and new beginnings - restoration of Mana. And the supporting hand of Whānau.
"If we do not take responsibility and start the dialogue between Whānau, hapū and Iwi at every Marae occasion, the impact of this new disease is going to be ten times worse. Don't live in ignorance, because it has a cost. The cost is the impact on our whakapapa. We want to be able to protect our whakapapa. It's about survival and about continuation."
Te Āoterangi McGarvery, 1994
INA is registered with Komihana Kaupapa Atawhai/Charities Commission
Aotearoa/New Zealand #CC25385
IRD - GST & Employer compliant
Accountable to Trust deed, NZ legislations, and Funders