Call for Nominations for the Tangata Whenua Ministerial Advisory Group


Wed 22 Dec 2021

On behalf of the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence and Sexual Violence Marama Davidson, the Kaitiaki Rōpū is calling for nominations to the Tangata Whenua Ministerial Advisory Group.

The formation of this rōpū was announced on the 7th of December 2021 at the launch of Te Aorerekura, the national strategy to eliminate family violence and sexual violence.  

The overarching purpose of the Tangata Whenua Ministerial Advisory Group is to provide the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence and Sexual Violence with independent advice on family violence and sexual violence. It is established as a Ministerial advisory group in line with this purpose. 

Te Aorerekura is the vehicle that helps us to implement intergenerational focussed strategies. The Tangata Whenua Ministerial Advisory Group will play a key role in upholding the tikanga of Te Aorerekura by providing advice to ensure that the design, execution and sustainability of our national strategy embraces and reflects culturally appropriate ways of healing the people.  

Criteria for nomination

The Minister publicly invites nominations to the Tangata Whenua Ministerial Advisory Group with a view to ensuring its membership reflects a broad range of Tangata Whenua voices. The composition of group membership will include specialist family violence and sexual violence sector leaders, te ao Māori tōhunga and other rangatira with relevant skills and experience, as well as survivors.  

The Tangata Whenua Ministerial Advisory Group will: 

  • Align with the National Strategy, Te Aorerekura, by supporting the development and implementation of intergenerational focussed strategies.  
  • Provide advice to ensure that a te ao Māori lens is interwoven into the fabric of the National Strategy and action plans 
  • Have the skills and expertise to offer strategic advice on the design and implementation of government family violence and sexual violence policies and initiatives that impact on whānau, hapū, iwi and hāpori Māori. 
  • Be a representative voice for whānau, hapū, and hāpori. 
  • Leverage relationships with relevant kaupapa Māori networks and/or organisations and connect across sectors. 

As individuals, members of the Tangata Whenua Ministerial Advisory Group will: 

  • Be of Māori descent. 
  • Be recognised as leaders with mana who are grounded in Te Ao Māori and in their knowledge and experience of Kaupapa Māori approaches to preventing and addressing the harm caused by family and whānau violence and mahi tukino/sexual violence. 
  • Be able to work collaboratively with key stakeholders across government and the wider family violence and sexual violence sectors in ways that are mana enhancing for everyone.
  • Be able to advocate strategically for systems and policy changes that are to the benefit of all whānau, hapū, iwi and hāpori across Aotearoa. 

Nominations

Each nominee requires two people, groups and/or organisations to nominate them to be eligible for selection as a potential appointee. Each person, group and/or organisation shall complete their own nomination form.

For more information about the Tangata Whenua Ministerial Advisory Group including the Terms of Reference and the nomination form, visit the violencefree website.

If you wish to nominate a person for the pool of potential appointees to the Tangata Whenua Ministerial Advisory Group, please complete the nomination form and email to kaitiakiroopuu@nnsvs.org.nz.

Please advise the person you are nominating that you have nominated them. Nominees will be contacted as soon as practicable following the close date. 

The call for nominations closes at 5pm, 28th of February 2022. 

Please contact kaitiakiroopuu@nnsvs.org.nz if you have any questions about the nomination process. 

The Cabinet Paper Sustaining a collaborative approach to support the whole-of-government response to eliminate family violence and sexual violence establishes the Tāngata Whenua Rōpū to advise the Minister for the Prevention of Family and Sexual Violence on achieving improved outcomes for Māori. It also establishes the Joint Venture for Family Violence and Sexual Violence as an interdepartmental executive board. 

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