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5:47 pm, February 6th, 2023 - 14 comments
Categories: uncategorized - Tags: Treaty of waitangi, waitangi day
Te Tiriti o Waitangi— Sharon Murdoch (@domesticanimal) February 4, 2023
Today’s @SundayStarTimes @NZStuff #cartoon #WaitangiDay pic.twitter.com/iQSN6kME3l
The Spinoff’s Ranginui Walker: Te Tiriti and the abyss of meaning is a reprint of their 2001 excerpt from Walker’s book Ka Whawhai Tonu Mātou, Struggle Without End (a history of Aotearoa from a Māori perspective).
E-Tangata has David Williams: The Treaty, in English or Māori, is still our best way forward exploring the Te Reo and English versions of Te Tiriti and seeing “the Treaty as a genuine attempt at a relationship-building exercise”.
Two pieces from Substack blogger Nick Rockel (now added to the TS Feed).
Yesterday’s piece Who’s afraid of co-governance? explores ideas about co-governance interspersed with quotes from his readers on co-governance definitions.
This morning’s piece Waitangi before dawn contrasts the respect and mana of those at Waitangi, with absent Christopher Luxon’s words last night.
Irritating – the tweet in this post breaks the display on the mobile theme, and I can't see why.
looks fine on my iphone. Did it not display when the tweet was at the top?
That is weird. Didn't display at all on chrome in my Samsung S10+.
I'll run the remote battery of mobile testers after work to isolate what it isn't working on.
The position was me being sloppy when I had to break off for work.
Same thing on linux for firefox and chrome when I flip it into mobile appearance customising. Makes it testable.
The element.style has display:none which is the only issue. Changing it to display:block in the inspector fixes it.
The Treaty – English version, or Te Tiriti – Maori version.
Perhaps people are travelling on two different roads, albeit in the same direction.
The TV news did its usual misrepresentations of the day as something mired in controversy and protest. Whereas the reality is that stuff is just a minor sideshow, on a day that’s all about fun and celebration of Aotearoa, and remembering the Treaty is a partnership of peoples, signed with positive intentions.
The couple of times that I have been to Waitangi Day at Waitangi over the decades (last was 2019) that is what I noticed. Protests etc are there, but mostly it is just people wandering around seeing what is up.
A lot of walking…
What to read into luxon luxoff not turning up?
Pure gutlessness I believe
Yeah as Nick Rockel writes in the above-linked blog, it seems Luxon is going for the divisive Don Brash option, rather than the feel-good glam of John Key
This was a special moment. The Māori Battalion flag was raised at Waitangi for the first time
Yes. At last.
The Pioneer battalion (WW1) had mostly non Maori officers.
Initially yes, but that changed over time as more Māori soldiers demonstrated their māia in battle. See the section about Commanding officers (including my great uncle Fred)
The Australian government has formed a consultation body : the Indigenous Voice to Parliament, to institutionalise an indigenous advisory board that will sort of sit alongside the Australian Parliament (and enshrined in Australia’s constitution – which requires a referendum). It would be able to table advice and advise the Parliament on policy.
Which is something that connects to our He Puapua, as to how government develops its response to the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People.
For us though there is also the connection to the Treaty.
The Australian progress will provide both opportunity and challenges (it is an election year).