Stepping up

to Matike Mai

There’s no good reason for any of us to be applauding the way power is shared in Aotearoa — especially in view of what was agreed at Waitangi in 1840, and especially given how so many Māori have fared since then.

Fortunately, the injustice, unfairness and inefficiencies have been a frequent focus for some of our leaders including leading thinkers, most notably Moana Jackson and Margaret Mutu. 

That focus has been particularly powerful and clear-sighted since an independent Māori group delivered its Matike Mai report on constitutional transformation in 2016, which they’ve followed up with more discussions since then.

Link to article: Stepping up to Matike Mai - E-Tangata


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