“Research is also purposive activity towards community good, rather than merely a good thing to do. It is pragmatic and is not a stand-alone activity, but one that is integral to the ways of life and practice of Pacific communities and influenced by these” Penetito, & Sanga, 2002:25.
This quote spoke to me because, when I am in the communities I see and hear some of the issues that elders face today within the health system. This gave me a spark to question: why is this happening? The research would benefit Indigenous people. Through research Indigenous voices could be the empowerment to advocate for changes.