The aim of this research is to improve the rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury for young Maori. While high incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in Maori under 25-year-olds causes significant intergenerational health burden (Feigin, et al., 2012), little is known about Maori experience of post-acute care and rehabilitation. What is available suggests this phase is poorly managed (Elder, 2012a; Harwood, 2010). There is an absence of published measures predicated on Te Ao Maori values. The project will: 1. Develop and test a quantitative questionnaire to aid assessment of young Maori who have sustained a TBI (building on prior PhD work). 2. Use a new approach, Te Waka Oranga, with whanau of young Maori who have sustained a TBI, and clinicians in a case series. Rangahau Kaupapa Maori is the overarching methodology. Improving TBI rehabilitation for Maori has significance for improving health outcomes.