Happy Waitangi Day?
This is my own personal start to visioning what we are aiming for. It is not exhaustive or structured. Perhaps it will rouse debate or if people don’t like it they could write their own. Happy Waitangi Day? When our sovereign authority over our lands and resources is truly honoured; When a ...Continue Reading...
#IdleNoMore – an Aotearoa perspective | Marama Davidson
Originally Posted on Te Wharepora Hou Just my own personal ‘what’s on top for me right now’ rant. 1. Ongoing abuse of indigenous peoples by coloniser Canada on that Great Turtle land. We know this here. 2. Ongoing resistance by those indigenous nations to maintain their sovereignty and ...Continue Reading...
Augusto Alcalde interviews Marama Davidson
Marama Davidson speaks at Occupy in Auckland, Aotea Square. Augusto Alcalde interviews Marama Davidson to allow for a Spanish speaking audience to share struggles and visions with Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa. Marama, please share about yourself and the struggles of your lands. I am from ...Continue Reading...
Happy Chinese New Year: a mihi to our allies | Marama Davidson
?????Happy Chinese New Year! ????? A mihi to our allies. I am taking this opportunity to acknowledge those who are honest allies of the Tangata Whenua of this land. There have always been tauiwi/non-Maori who are doing essential work in striving for a better nation. They are people who ...Continue Reading...
Vision: An Aotearoa governed according to tikanga and kawa | Marama Davidson
How can we help push a constitutional review towards this vision? We hope whanau will have a say in what rules and guidelines this country should be governed by. We urge people to find out what the current constitutional review process is all about. Te Wharepora Hou would like to offer the ...Continue Reading...
Marama Davidson | Pondering 2012……
31 December 2011 Actually before I start on next year I better look at 2011 first. Woah – freaky year! Around the end of 2010 I decided to pitch in with a few other like-minded w?hine and add our voice to the mix a bit more. Leading into 2011 I took life-long inspiration from those [...]Continue Reading...
What a real revolution would look like!
Around the world many are rising against oppressive neo-liberal policies that benefit only 1% of all people. An “occupation” on Wall Street in New York has inspired other cities and countries to take action against this repression. A slogan borne from this protest has been”We are the ...Continue Reading...
Rugby World Cup(a Haka) 2011
What about when the world isn’t watching? It was essential that tangata whenua featured at the Rugby World Cup opening events last Friday night. Immediately after the shows people around the country, and indeed the world, were heralding the RWC opening ceremonies. Due credit has been given to ...Continue Reading...
Are we there yet? by Marama Davidson
Tena koe my childhood self. This is from me, your grown self. It’s 2011 and I look around me for your dreams. Did the dreaming survive and flourish? Take me back to your time, childhood self when your young innocence was the start of shaping my future. What did that early time in your life ...Continue Reading...
A Hikoi of Leadership | Marama Davidson
“I wish we didn’t have to do this again!” This thought heavied my heart as I joined the hikoi at the bottom of Queen Street last Wednesday. Adding my waewae to this Auckland City leg was my small gesture of tautoko for those of us dissatisfied with the proposed Takutai Moana legislation. As I ...Continue Reading...
- Remembering the 150th anniversary of the Battle of O-Rakau (+links)
- Parihaka leg-irons withdrawn after public outcry
- Kainga Tupu Maori Art Exhibition Opening, Melbourne, Friday 4th April, 7pm
- Treasure Rotorua campaign aims for Koutu to be ‘as safe as houses’
- Romiromi Health Clinic this March at Kuirau Marae, Rotorua
- BIG BREAK: our search for the writer of New Zealand’s next great movie