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E oho! Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Tamariki

What does the Treaty of Waitangi have to do with children? Hear Glenis Philip-Barbara, mother of seven, connect her work as Assistant Māori Children's Commissioner with Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Children and the Treaty of Waitangi

The Assistant Māori Children’s Commissioner, Glenis Philip-Barbara, will join us to show how the work of the Office of the Children’s Commissioner is influenced by Te Tiriti and how tikanga underpins their mahi. Come along to discover how Te Tiriti o Waitangi is relevant to seeing tamariki thrive in Aotearoa New Zealand.

About the speaker

Glenis Philip-Barbara is the Assistant Māori Children’s Commissioner at the Office of the Children’s Commissioner. She came through Gisborne Girls’ High in the 1980s, married Nick Barbara and raised seven children, gathered up a BA (in Social Sciences) from Massey University, and has had senior roles in several organisations including Tairāwhiti Polytech, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo (the Māori Language Commission), and the Ministry of Social Development.

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A portrait of a woman.
Glenis Philip-Barbara.