Thursday, April 22, 2010

advancing maori rights

This is how I feel about this countries support of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

From Stuff
"Sir Eddie Durie, a former Waitangi Tribunal chairman has labelled New Zealand's commitment to the indigenous rights declaration the most significant day in advancing Maori rights since the Treaty of Waitangi."
and a weak response from shane jones
 "Labour MP Shane Jones said New Zealand's support would fuel Maori litigation. "After spending decades trying to work out the meaning of Treaty principles, now we will be bedevilled by the meaning of indigenous rights."

The shame that the labour maori members must be feeling - they could have made this advancement for maori but they blinked. They went with the racists instead of maori and that will never be forgotton by maori. Labour if you ever want maori support again you had better make some major changes - and i don't mean your logo.

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