P.O.Box 11-837, Ellerslie,
Rangatiratanga has always been the aspiration of New Zealand’s indigenous social workers. The development of ‘by Maori for Maori’ services has grown progressively over the past twenty years. Maori practice models, Maori frameworks, Maori fields of practice and iwi/Maori social services are all assertions of rangatiratanga.
An Association of Social Workers that commits to support Maori practitioners is a natural progression of the aspiration. It has been the vision of tangata whenua practitioners within the social services sector for many years.
The need to develop an ethical framework, practice standards, competencies and professional development opportunities that acknowledge mohiotanga, matauranga, maramatanga, matatautanga and marautanga provided the impetus for the establishment of the Tangata Whenua Social Workers Association.
• Continued Professional Development
Tipua i muri: • Ethical framework • Practice standards • Competency
Tangata whenua Social and community work
Endorsed by: Whanau and Members of the profession