Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Te Tatou o Te Whare Kahu, the Midwifery Council is fully committed to Te Tiriti O Waitangi as a foundation for our governance, our organisation, in how we undertake our statutory functions to support the midwifery profession and the public. 

To meet our commitment, the Council starting in 2021 will develop a Te Tiriti honouring framework and workplan. A Te Tiriti led framework enables equal partnership, power sharing, and agreements to occur by consensus.

Cultural safety is a priority for the Council. Tangible measures include  clear expectations and standards to ensure that cultural safety is embedded in midwifery pre-registration programmes of education, the competence standards, recertification programmes and programmes for international midwives entering practice in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

The Council expectation is for all midwives in Aotearoa to  demonstrate culturally safe practice.

The Council Board and secretariat are committed to working in a way that is Te Tiriti honouring and enables  equity for whanau.