Post by Kiwi Frontline on Jul 31, 2020 4:45:19 GMT 12
'THEY'VE BECOME A THREAT' - LADY TUREITI MOXON SAYS ORANGA TAMARIKI UNDERMINING MĀORI
Methods used in baby uplifts by Oranga Tamariki undermine Māori. That's according to the Urban Māori Authority, which is making its submission as the Waitangi Tribunal's urgent inquiry into Oranga Tamariki begins today in Wellington.
When asked if Crown legislation policy and practice was inconsistent with the policies and principles of the Treaty and the Crown's Treaty duties to Māori as it is applied through Oranga Tamariki, Lady Moxon said it "absolutely" was.
"It undermines the very core foundations of Māori society, which is whānau, hapū and iwi. It breaks it apart. It undermines whakapapa. It undermines who we are at the core as Māori."
"Definitely we need to change the system. We need to put the onus and the power and the responsibility back on Māori to do it for ourselves."
Lady Moxon is calling for a stand-alone tamariki mokopuna authority where Māori can make decisions for what is right for Māori.
"Who knows better than what is right for us than our own people?".......
Post by Kiwi Frontline on Jul 31, 2020 4:46:45 GMT 12
NATIONAL HAUORA COALITION ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF THREE NEW BOARD MEMBERS AND BOARD CHAIR
The NHC kaupapa is mana whānau, whānau ora and is a lead advocate for hauora Māori (Wai 2687) through the Waitangi Tribunal Health Services Kaupapa Inquiry (Wai 2575). In its day to day activities NHC partners with a wide range of agencies, Iwi and industry groups to commission and deliver a broad range of indigenously designed health and social services to improve health outcomes for Māori, achieve health equity and greater social cohesion for the benefit of Aotearoa.........