Treaty of Waitangi
Te Tiriti o Waitangi defines the obligations and responsibilities of Barnardos New Zealand in its relationship with Māori.
The three Articles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi give rise to the following acknowledgements:
Article 1: Kawanatanga - governorship: to be responsive to Māori
Article 2: Tino rangatiratanga - self determination
Article 3: Oritetanga - equality
Statement of Commitment
Barnardos New Zealand is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi as a founding document of Aotearoa. This commitment is a core value underpinning its services and all of its relationships with Māori at organisational, client and employment levels. This is reflected within the organisation's value of Respect for Others:
"We acknowledge and respect differences in each other, and provide a safe, supportive environment where all individuals are valued and encouraged to engage in open two-way communication."
On this basis, Barnardos New Zealand commits to:
- Delivering services that are responsive to the needs and perspectives of Māori in a culturally appropriate manner. It also commits to creating and maintaining a workplace that is responsive to the needs and perspectives of, and is culturally safe for, Māori staff.
- Recognising and acknowledging the special status of tangata whenua and the importance of mana whenua.
- Contributing to the achievement of optimal outcomes for Māori.
To give active expression to this commitment, Barnardos will:
- Establish and maintain a structured relationship with Māori staff which enables them to participate in decision making with respect to the above commitments.
a) a commitment to hui with Māori staff at least once a year
b) a commitment by the Strategic Leadership Team to actively support the participation of Māori staff in local and national Māori staff networks.
- Establish and maintain mutually supportive formal relationships with Māori at local levels for cultural and professional advice
- To resource all Barnardos staff to further their knowledge of the Treaty of Waitangi
- Identify core Māori cultural practices required of staff in support of cultural appropriateness and safety for Māori.
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