I am attending the Royal Commission Inquiry into Abuse in State Care hearing at Newmarket. I am listening to the Institutional Responses ~ Responses from the representatives of our State agencies.
I will be sharing my thoughts on LinkedIn and also information from the media
I believe that this is an important space as it shows the importance of using a trauma-informed approach to heal the harm and to move forward WITH the survivors.
Our State agencies need to share their power with us by allowing us to be on the decision-making table
Unfortunately, they continue to hold the knowledge of what they plan to do and decisions as to how they move forward tightly to themselves
Currently they have made connections with Maori however they have not connected with the survivors who they harmed
I see a silo approach
I see the "we know best"
I see a paternalistic response from our State Agencies
They know what they are doing