Visionary appointment for all youth in Aotearoa
I was very pleased to read about the appointment of Glenis Philip-Barbara to her new position working with the Commissioner of Children. I am inspired by her approach. Glenis is a community advocate who acknowledges the importance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in practice in the work that she does. Local councils and government departments nationwide now have an example that illuminates a way forward for them working with communities through the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
I commend Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft for his progressive decision that is action-orientated and visionary for the benefit of “all young people in Aotearoa”.
Ngaa ati Uepoohatu