Ināia Tonu Nei – The Time is Now: We Lead, You Follow captures the kōrero at a national Māori hui held in Rotorua in April 2019 to discuss Māori experiences with the justice system.
The independent report calls for Māori to have a genuine leadership role in creating a future justice system for Aotearoa New Zealand.
The report reflects hui attendees’ clear challenges to the Crown:
The national Māori hui resulted from a call at the Criminal Justice Summit in August 2018 for an intentional space for Māori voices to discuss a Māori response to criminal justice reform.
Ināia Tonu Nei – The Time is Now: We Lead, You Follow complements He Waka Roimata – Transforming the Criminal Justice System, the first report of Te Uepū Hāpai i te Ora – Safe and Effective Justice Advisory Group and ongoing work by Te Uepū, the Chief Victims Advisor to Government and the Hāpaitia te Oranga Tangata – Safe and Effective Justice initiative.
Read the full report: Ināia Tonu Nei – The Time is Now: We Lead, You Follow(external link)