The core competencies stand alongside The Code of Ethics for Psychologists Working in Aotearoa/New Zealand (New Zealand Psychological Society, 2002) which includes a value statement that encourages psychologists to apply the principles of Te Tiriti
of Waitangi to their work and "seek advice and undertake training in the appropriate way to show respect for the dignity and needs of Maori in their practice.
This statement explicitly connects being an ethical occupational therapist with Te Tiriti
o Waitangi (Te Tiriti
o Waitangi, 1840) and the necessity of having a personal understanding of the implications of Te Tiriti
Shifting paradigms: Maori women at the interface of Te Tiriti
(Treaty)-based early childhood education in Aotearoa.
As a result of New Zealand's founding document, the 1840 Tiriti
o Waitangi [Treaty of Waitangi], biculturalism is privileged and there are thus two national curricula: one for Kura Kaupapa Maori (Maori-medium schools) and the other for English-medium schools.
Initially opposing Te Tiriti
o Waitangi, the tribe came to believe that an alliance with the crown in the 1860s would hold the best protection for their rawa (ancestral assets).
In 1990, in acknowledgement of the sesquicentennial of Te Tiriti
o Waitangi, The Depot Theatre in Wellington changed its name to Taki Rua and, in a boldly programmatic move, performed only Maori performance works all year.
These are all examples of praxis--putting the principles of Te Tiriti
26) See Paul Hamer, "A Quarter-Century of the Waitangi Tribunal: Responding to the Challenge" in Janine Hayward & Nicola R Wheen, eds, The Waitangi Tribunal: Te Roopu Whakamana i te Tiriti
Waitangi (Wellington, NZ: Bridget Williams Books, 2004) 3.
As always, Fiona spoke passionately about the challenges for Radiology Nurses in New Zealand in providing evidence-based practice which upholds the principles of Te Tiriti
o Waitangi and which meets the holistic needs of the patients.
Te reo Maori is an official language of New Zealand, and acknowledgement of the founding document, Te Tiriti
o Waitangi, the Treaty of Waitangi, is a requirement in the school curriculum.
The Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti
o Waitangi)--New Zealand's founding document--is an important reference to any ethical conduct in the country.
Wheen (eds), The Waitangi Tribunal: Te Roopu Whakamana i te Tiriti
o Waitangi (Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, NZ, 2004), p.