Parallel development: A model for the delivery of culturally safe social services
Nikora, L.W. & Robertson, N. (1995). Parallel development: A model for the delivery of culturally safe social services. A summary of a poster presentation at the fifth biennial conference of the Society for Community Research and Action (Division 27 of the American Psychological Association), Chicago, June, 1995.
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Like many other former colonies, Aotearoa/New Zealand has witnessed the assertion of the rights of the indigenous people, Maori, to be self-determining in an environment of Pakeha domination. (The term Pakeha is often used to describe white New Zealanders, most of whom are of British descent.) This has important implications for the development of social services where new models are being developed to better reflect Maori aspirations. One such model is parallel development.