COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

03:00pm - 06:00pm
Ed Sheeran

TUIA 250 reminder of colonisation's cruel impact

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

More Stories

A Gisborne environmentalist says the Tuia 250 commemorations are treating colonisation as a historic issue rather than something that continues to affect Māori today.

Tina Ngata says the arrival of the Endeavour with Captain James Cook 250 years ago set in train events and experiences that changed everything for Māori.

She says rather than repeating historical fictions told to justify colonisation, the goal should be racial justice and an end to imperialism in Aotearoa.

"And that's the imperialism that manifests in a corporate sense, the way in which corporations have a sense of imperial entitlement to our waterways and resources as well as well as the ways we exercise entitlement upon each other and all of that has a heritage and a route that goes all they way back to Cook," Ms Ngata says.

She says many Māori feel conflicted with the idea that when they welcome waka hourua later this year, they will also welcome back a replica of the Endeavour.



Copyright © 2019, UMA Broadcasting Ltd:

'Te Hononga' Urban Māori Stories
With NZ First sliding into political irrelevance, can the Maori Party save Jacinda?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The latest political poll spells real danger to the Labour-led Government. After ruling NZ First out as a possible coalition partner by National, NZF has slumped to 3%.
Oranga Tamariki review: Deplorable, despicable and unacceptable !
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury, The Whānau Ora report into Oranga Tamariki is out, and it is a deplorable, despicable and unacceptable read!
Marama Davidson's Tamaki Makaurau attempt a chance for the Māori Party
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: One of the problems for the Green Party is that it is essentially a middle class party focused on alienating Identity Politics over and above the actual environment.





Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

03:00pm - 06:00pm