Tag Archives: Tangata Whenua

Māori women’s voices in politics – protecting our environment and our people

“Today I am a Māori woman carving out a space to reflect on our unique relationship with Papatūānuku and our roles as kaitiaki and defenders of our lands, seas and people. This discussion throws a light on how the voices … Continue reading

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Maori control over Maori frameworks – Why I advocate strongly for Kaupapa Maori

Was asked recently why I advocate so strongly for Kaupapa Maori and for Maori control over Maori frameworks. The question has also been asked recently by a Pakeha academic around who gets to determine the boundaries for kaupapa Maori? It’s … Continue reading

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Native Affairs panel – Marama Davidson speaking on the appointment of Susan Devoy

Marama Davidson joins a Native Affairs panel with John Tamihere and Martyn Bradbury to debate the appointment of Susan Devoy to the role of Race Relations Commissioner. You can view the Native Affairs video clip of the panel discussion here:

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“Annette Sykes is a stupid person” says Judith Collins

Please go to the link below for my post on Judith Collins calling Annette Sykes ‘a stupid person’ over the appointment of Susan Devoy to Race Relations Commissioner. Reblogged courtesy of TheDailyBlog. You can read the blog here.

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IDLE NO MORE – from my Aotearoa perspective

Just my own personal ‘what’s on top for me right now’ rant. 1. Ongoing abuse of indigenous peoples by coloniser Canada on that Great Turtle land. We know this here. 2. Ongoing resistance by those indigenous nations to maintain their sovereignty … Continue reading

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Calling for Indigenous Sovereignty – support the ‘Idle No More’ movement

Press Release: 28 December 2012 Te Wharepora Hou Māori women’s group is encouraging more support from Aotearoa to a global call for indigenous sovereignty. The “Idle No More” movement is an indigenous uprising which started in Saskatchewan in November. It was a First Nation’s … Continue reading

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ALL Children Born are our Treasures

Personal Opinion – 04 March 2012  Children are our treasures regardless of what home, family or circumstance they are born into. On this Children’s Day I express my thanks for my own children and every single child that the earth … Continue reading

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新年快乐!Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快樂!

A mihi to our allies. I am taking this opportunity to acknowledge those who are honest allies of the Tangata Whenua of this land. There have always been tauiwi/non-Māori who are doing essential work in striving for a better nation. … Continue reading

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Vision: An Aotearoa governed according to tikanga and kawa

(Original article posted Dec 2010, updated Jan 2012) How can we help push a constitutional review towards this vision? We hope whānau will have a say in what rules and guidelines this country should be governed by. We urge people to find out what the current constitutional review process is all … Continue reading

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Pondering 2012……

31 December 2011 Actually before I start on next year I better look at 2011 first. Woah – freaky year! Around the end of 2010 I decided to pitch in with a few other like-minded wāhine and add our voice … Continue reading

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