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Process of culture a right, not a privilege for inmates

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Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says Hōkai Rangi isn't just his department's Māori strategy, it's a strategy for everyone.

The plan unveiled last week is for the department to work with Māori to design ways for prisoners to have more access to their families and their culture and to be respected as people.

It talks about shared decision making between Māori and Corrections, humanising and healing prisoners, making sure whānau can walk alongside prisoners during their journey through the system, and upholding a Māori world view.

"Access to your culture is a fundamental right, it's not a privilege, so any Māori in prison will have deep and meaningful access to what it is to Māori, and whakapapa. We know whakapapa is the foundation of Māori identity so whakapapa is going to play a big part of it," Mr Davis says.

He is looking for transformational change over the next five years.



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