August 29, 2012
Tuhoe looking for overhaul of Urewera schools
Tuhoe negotiator Tamati Kruger says a new social service management plan is the first step in a 40-year strategy to give the iwi power over its own affairs.
Cabinet has signed off on the plan, which will have government agencies like Education, Employment and Health working with the iwi to improve social outcomes in Te Urewera.
He says in the case of education, there is an acceptance the system is just not working for Tuhoe rangatahi, and rather than tinkering with the system, Tuhoe needs to come up with its own plan.
Tuhoe will look at the governance, management and curriculum of schools in its rohe so its language, culture and identity become a natural part of schooling.