March 17, 2015
Experience shares among First Nations
A Mataatua man running services for a Canadian tribe says other indigenous people look to Maori for innovation.
Paul Stanley is chief executive of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq government in Quebec, Canada.
He says about 3500 of the 69.000-strong nation live on a reservation where they are able to exercise tino rangatiratanga with control of roads, schools, police, fire and other essential services.
Mr Stanley says there was a lot he was able to share.
" Whether it’s education, the kohanga reo movement, the te reo movement is highly regarded globally. Many many times we have had interest with people quoting health programmes that operate in Aotearoa. The Whanau Ora movement is huge and it's going to be huge globally for indigenous people because it reclaims back the way health and social services and education and everything else operate " he says.
Paul Stanley is keen to promote the idea of Natives Without Borders, where indigenous executives from around the world can swap for between a month to a year so they can get a deeper appreciation of similarities and differences in cultures.
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