Claiming Spaces: Prioritizing Maaori Worldview. Lyn Doherty Mera Penehira Elaine Spark Aroha Gray Ohomairangi Early Intervention Services 2007 National Maaori and Pacific Graduates of Psychology Symposium. Overview. Engagement vs Consultation Disengagement Power Relations
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Ohomairangi Early Intervention Services
2007 National Maaori and Pacific Graduates of Psychology Symposium
“…there will not be a need to involve Maori in discussions on all treaties but that the focus must be on ensuring that this occurs on international treaties concerning issues of relevance to Maori … Maori involvement would be expected on any treaty action affecting the control or enjoyment of Maori resources (te tino rangatiratanga) or taonga as protected under the Treaty of Waitangi.” (p.1)Engagement
“A society that has ready access to a pool of talent from which to draw is a society that can and will build a strong infrastructure. With knowledgeable people they become more self-reliant at all levels of their social, economic and civil services… powerful societies are not despotic regimes led by corrupt dictators who have little care over the welfare of their people – they are politically motivated societies who recognize that the wealth of their country rests in the well-being of their people.” (Jenkins K 2005)