Te Rau Matatini collaborated with other Māori health leaders to create the Māori Manifesto: A Framework for Change, which was submitted to the Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry Panel in June 2018. Underpinning this important submission is a call for:
- The recognition of the Māori Indigenous body of knowledge.
- The explicit accountability of the Crown to Māori: Recognition of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (Māori text), and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
- An emphasis on a Māori worldview in the quest for equity and innovation.
- The investment and respect for aspirations that build upon existing successful and prospective Māori models and achievements.
To read the Māori Manifesto: A Framework for Change, please visit the Publications and Resources section of our website.