Kia Mārire (“Effectiveness with Māori”) is the national strategy of Male Survivors Aotearoa to provide a range of support services that are effective for Māori.
Kia Mārire (“Effectiveness with Māori”) is the national strategy of Male Survivors Aotearoa to provide a range of support services that are effective for Māori. This strategy is intended to manifest our national policy (Working with Maori – PDF), which is firmly rooted in our commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi – principles of partnership and participation that require us to work with Māori to develop and integrate support services that are culturally appropriate for our Māori male-survivor community.
The strategy is also designed to address the current reality that our national client base includes a large number of male survivors who identify as Māori and in some regions represent more than 50% of the male-survivor communities that seek our support. We are deeply conscious that in order to serve those communities effectively, we need to enable and support recovery pathways that respect and embrace their cultural values.
Kia Mārire will be implemented over the next three years [2020 – 2023] with the support and guidance of our Te Rōpū Tautoko (a subcommittee of the MSA Board – see below). Implementation of Kia Mārire will begin in the second quarter of 2020 with the appointment of a Pouārahi Māori who will work alongside MSA and its Member Organisations (MMO’s) to build Māori capacity within MSA and the MMO’s and facilitate the development of effective relationships with Kaupapa Māori service providers across Aotearoa.
Te Rōpū Tautoko
Sir Mark Solomon
Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Kurī (Kaikōura)
Chair: Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu
Ngāti Kahungunu rāua ko Rangitāne ngā
Maori Responsiveness Manager NZ Police
Dr. Lorraine Eade
Ngāti Rārua, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Rangitāne, Ngāti Tama, Te Atiawa, Ngai Tahu, Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Raukawa
Dr. Oliver Sutherland
Ngāti Koata Kaumātua Kaunihera
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