Greens want stolen land returned to Māori
The Greens released a new discussion document on Monday titled Hoki Whenua Mai, which suggests the creation of a new law aimed at helping Māori get ownership of dispossessed land back.
"Returning land to tangata whenua is the right thing to do to address the ongoing injustice that Māori experience," Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson said.
"Nearly two centuries of land dispossession - much of which has been enabled by Crown policy - has caused an underlying, deep, foundational harm that Māori continue to experience to this day.
"We see it in everything from the number of Māori constrained by poverty, to the harm that has been done to our natural world."
The Greens said it's clear how the Crown should correct "past wrongs" - and that is by returning land to its rightful owners so "people and taiao be healed into the future".