Supporting dispute resolution services for tangata whenua – the role Māori cultural advisors in dispute resolution
with Hēmi Pirihi and Wi Pere Mita
This session will look at the role of a Kaitahutahu in dispute resolution practice.
Participants will have opportunity to:
- Discuss providing dispute resolution services grounded on Te Tiriti o Waitangi, human rights and indigenous rights
- Understand and effectively apply kawa and tikanga Māori practices and principles
- Provide mediation and dispute resolution services on marae and papakāinga
- Discuss and consider how the role of a Māori cultural advisor can support parties to a dispute resolution process.
Hēmi is a Kaitahutahu with the Ahi Kaa Team of the New Zealand Human Rights Commission.
He was raised at the feet of his ancestors on the papakāinga and contributes to embedding te Tiriti o Waitangi, te Ao Māori and te reo Māori in the Commission’s journey to become authentically Tiriti-based.
Wi Pere Mita
Wi Pere is a lawyer / mediator who specializes in Kaupapa Māori dispute resolution.