Tools for all Organisations
Iwi and Māori organisations are committed to realising particular kaupapa and typically ascribe to values drawn from tradition and ancestral practise. We extol values and exhort the government and private sector to meet high standards. Our people also expect our organisations to ‘think and act Māori’. Being ‘on the kaupapa’ is not enough; Kaupapa Māori values and standards must be embedded across all aspects of the organisation.
The tools in this section compile resources and ideas about how Iwi and Māori organisations can ‘practice what we preach’ through policies, procedures and practices;
- Give effect to kaitiakitanga through an environmental management system
- Employ principles of accountability through participatory mechanisms
- Embed kaupapa into governance decision making
- Incorporate kaupapa into human resources management
The tools in this section are based on the assumption that it is critical for the perceived legitimacy of Iwi and Māori organisations that the values and standards we laud, are also met in our own internal operations.