Jacquie Kidd

Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hineira, Te Uri Taniwha

Jacquie Kidd is an Associate Professor at the Auckland University of Technology. Her academic practice is focused on social justice, anti-racism and equity in health for Māori. Generally, she utilises a kaupapa Māori approach to her research, meaning that her projects are based on whānau strengths, community needs and local solutions to complex issues. She has a particular interest in the use of creative methodologies of research dissemination and has had her poetry published in several academic journals and books.

Critical Tiriti Analysis: A mechanism for monitoring the Crown

The Crown has a long history of directly and indirectly breaching Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

In 2020 Māori and non-Māori scholars developed Critical Tiriti Analysis to assess policy compliance with Te Tiriti. Critical Tiriti Analysis reviews documents against five elements of Te Tiriti – preamble, three written articles and oral article. The process requires orientation to the document; closer examination against the elements; determination against set indicators; suggestions to improve policy; and Māori final assessment.

Critical Tiriti Analysis has been utilised by activists, policy-makers, scholars, and several Crown agencies to inform policy development, evaluation and planning strategies. Public training sessions on Critical Tiriti Analysis are being regularly sold-out. We believe Critical Tiriti Analysis provides direction to practitioners wanting to address social and health inequities and ensure Indigenous engagement, leadership and substantive authority in policy/planning/evaluation processes. It is simple to use and inherently a tool for advancing social justice.

Jacquie Kidd