14 Mar 2022

Waitangi Tribunal hears of impact of FASD on whānau

From Checkpoint, 5:41 pm on 14 March 2022

The Waitangi Tribunal has been told about the catastrophic impact of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, or FASD, on whānau Māori and the neglect of the Crown in addressing access to support.

The Tribunal is looking at Māori with disabilities, mental health and issues of alcohol, tobacco, and substance abuse.

At least 32 percent of Maori live with a disability and face disproportionate levels of alcohol related harm.

Māni Dunlop has been following the hearing.