maybe they’ll listen to Prince Harry
Anything that upholds mātauranga Māori as a solution to the many woes of the climate crisis is a positive, writes Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes. But the least the Duke of Sussex could’ve done was share his platform of influence with Māori.
I think it’s fair to say that many Māori in my generation are ready to divorce the royal family, and would happily see the Queen removed as head of state. But concerns remain around how our founding documents, He Whakaputanga and Te Tiriti o Waitangi, which hold the government accountable to Māori, would continue to be honoured by successive governments if the British Crown was no longer in the background.