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To: New Zealand Government
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.