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Declaration plan drafting to commence, targeted engagement feedback released

Released 22 April 2022

Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson has released the feedback from targeted engagement with Māori on developing a plan to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration plan) in New Zealand. 

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Next steps for Declaration plan on indigenous rights

Released 1 July 2021
Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson has announced the next steps in developing a national plan to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration). Read the full story.

COVID-19 impact on Māori and Te Puni Kōkiri response

Te Puni Kōkiri continues to support hapū, iwi, and Māori organisations, along with work across government to enable a community-led response and recovery from COVID-19.

We built on the partnerships forged during the initial pandemic response to roll out Budget 2020 funding to communities for the rebuild and recovery. 

You can read about the Māori led response and recovery and the COVID-19 Information for Māori.

Proposed timeframes for developing a Declaration plan

 

Steps

Timeframe

Cabinet approval to undertake targeted engagement

June 2021

Design, approve and implement targeted engagement

July - February 2022

Report back on feedback from targeted engagement and seek approval of proposed process for drafting Declaration plan

March 2022

Drafting Declaration plan

April - May 2022

Seek Cabinet approval of draft Declaration plan and proposal for wider public consultation

June 2022

Public consultation

June - October 2022

Report back to Cabinet for approval of a Declaration Plan

December 2022

Release Declaration Plan

February 2023

The recent COVID-19 resurgence and uncertainty created by changing alert levels have slightly impacted the approach to engagement and the timeframes initially planned.

 

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