"Mr Harawira, however, said "nothing is ever just symbolic for Maori"."This is the area all the idiots like useless-goff and dim-hide and pinocciho-key don't get. Yes the endorsement of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People is aspirational and non-binding but it is also real.
maori don't care what the politicians think, we know that this is a very big deal and the most amazing aspect is that as all the pundits say the maori party and pita sharples have been duped and sucked in by john key, we know the truth - that it is the other way round.
Another good quote from Hone
"This country recognises the rights of women, the rights of workers, the rights of dogs. Great that they can finally get around to recognising the rights of indigenous people."and my favorite
"He said Labour were "koretake [useless] bastards" who had had the chance to back the declaration but did not take it.I tautoko that - what a sad lot they are and to think they claim to represent the left, the poor and downtrodden.