The application of Kaupapa Māori, Pacifica and indigenous approaches, including cross-cultural contexts, to social work practice.
This paper focuses on aspects of Iwi, Māori and Pacific development within a social change context. This paper intends to take a critical look at post-colonial theories - for example, 'orientalism' and 'privilege' - and models of practice intended to benefit Māori and Pacific peoples. The paper will cover an examination of a range of different sites or fields of inquiry in order to illustrate contemporary responses in regards to Treaty knowledge, practice and compliance. A critical appraisal of relevant policies and the theories that underpin these trajectories will be analysed in relation to their impact on Pacific, Iwi and community development.