To: New Zealand Government

Hands Off Our Tamariki

Hands Off Our Tamariki

This petition calls for a halt to the dominant government practise of placing Māori children with non Māori families. And that all Māori children in state care be removed to the care of their Iwi. The government must retain and action all parts of the 1989 Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act that pertain to the placement and support of a child or young person be within the context of whanau, hapu and iwi.

Why is this important?

‘Hands Off Our Tamariki’ has been developed to raise awareness of the issues related to the State removal of Māori children and the placement of our tamariki in non-Māori (Primarily Pākēhā families). It is our view that this form of removal and abuse of our tamariki must end, and that the only way to bring it to an end is for whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori organisations and all other supporters across Aotearoa, New Zealand to stand together against the further imposition of legislation that enables this government to take control of tamariki Māori across the country.

Reasons for signing

  • This is the right place to start. I don't think the solutions to all the issues involved are that simple, but it's a good place to start. Aotearoa/New Zealand cannot stand to lose another generation of its people to ongoing principles of colonisation, however well-intentioned.
  • 1. The crown has no right to take our kids - we never ceded sovereignty or the right to care for our children. 2. UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples forbids it. 3. The government is contracting Serco to privatise state care - Serco who now run private prisons in Aotearoa. NO CRADLE TO PRISON PIPELINE FOR MAORI BABIES. YOU CANNOT FACTORY FARM INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FOR PROFIT.
  • Because White Pedophiles should be hung


2016-11-02 21:13:36 +1300

100 signatures reached

2016-11-02 19:40:46 +1300

50 signatures reached

2016-11-02 18:49:28 +1300

25 signatures reached

2016-11-02 18:21:10 +1300

10 signatures reached