Exploring the meaning of the Treaty of Waitangi for counselling

Crocket, Alastair (2011) Exploring the meaning of the Treaty of Waitangi for counselling. New Zealand Journal of Counselling, 31 (1). pp. 54-67. ISSN 1171-0365

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The NZAC Code of Ethics calls on counsellors to honour the Treaty of Waitangi. This article explores the meaning of the Treaty for counselling practice. This exploration considers but is not confined to the words used in the Mäori and English versions of the Treaty. It surveys three periods of Treaty history that move from initial cooperation through division and disparity to negotiation and restitution, and shows that this history has added to the meaning of the Treaty. It explores Treaty principles and biculturalism as vehicles for meaning. It offers a broad context for the pursuit of meaning which counsellors might apply in their practice, while also arguing that the meaning of the Treaty cannot be finally decided.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords that describe the item:Treaty of Waitangi, counselling
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DU Oceania (South Seas)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions:Schools > School of Social Development
ID Code:2669
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