So a bit has happened on the political landscape since I last blogged, eh.
Was alarmed once again by Don Brash’s unabashed racism- questioning the existence of Maori as an indigenous group! What the?! And some would have him as the next Prime Minster!
There is also a Bill at select committee calling for all reference to “the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi” in all government doco’s- legislation etc- to be removed. What the?! Of course the motives for it are complex but the fact is that to delete this term not only sends a terrible message to Maori, but will have very practical –and detrimental- implications for our fragile bicultural sprig.
Kiwi’s: write a submission! Email me if you want to join in a public demo on 20th October. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Greens View
Maori MP View