Māori expert panel says the time has come for the Crown to step aside
The Māori hearing for the Abuse in Care Royal Commission of inquiry came to a close on Friday with a harsh message – step aside and free our people.
For two weeks a panel of experts in Māori experiences of state care listened as 25 witnesses came forward to share the horrors of their childhood and how those experiences continued to haunt their lives and the lives of their whānau.
So many tamariki Māori were snatched from their homes, their culture and their futures, to be placed into the care of a system that did not manaaki (look after) them.
They were placed in the care of rapists, abusers, assaulters.
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