Tuesday, June 18, 2019

I'm still a long way from Aotearoa, a long way from the Te Moana Nui a Kiwa, the Pacific, but am re-immersing myself in the Maori Economy, so to speak. This scandal over Maori pepi and Oranga Tamariki is best explained by Professor Leonie Pihama, ...

Our people have called for generations for the halting of Māori child removal. Our tūpuna  shared with us their visionary aspirations for future generations, their dreams for us to hold to our self-determination, to live on our lands as whānau, hapū and iwi,  to know who we are and to live our lives as Māori.


Saturday, December 29, 2018

Still are worriers

Hasn't heard of this survey or database but Maori t.v. are posting this, a survey of 800 Maori. Interesting for the emphasis on old-fashioned class issues...

1. Mounting debt and financial insecurity (26%)
2. Housing affordability, homelessness (21%)
3. State of rivers and lakes / concern for the land (19%)
4. The number of Maori children in State Care (16%)
5. The number of Maori in prison (9%) & (equal) The rising suicide rate and the mental health system (9%)

Link here https://www.maoritelevision.com/news/national/top-five-concerns-among-maori-2018

Friday, January 26, 2018

Crossing Arizona: the perils of colonial forces on Indigenous land...

Re-posting this map of reported bodies crossing into Arizona from Mexico, 1999-2009. Total over this decade: 1,755. [sparked by recent blog posting on The Standard

Mike Wilson narrates a powerful film, 'Crossing Arizona', on the undermining of Tohono O'odham sovereignty and the destruction of water stations which he and others tried to maintain. Mike's beef was with the Tohono O'odham Nation who he argues were complicit in these murderous acts.

See also http://bsnorrell.tripod.com/id61.html

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Rain check

So as you may have noticed, this blog is no longer a focus for me or my work. Instead I've started building a website in Indigenous Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), here

May drop some thoughts on this in the future.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Maori Ministerial portfolios...

Kelvin Davis – Minister for Crown/Māori Relations
Minister of Corrections
Minister of Tourism
Associate Minister of Education (Māori Education)
Nanaia Mahuta - Minister for Māori Development
Minister of Local Government
Associate Minister for the Environment
Willie Jackson - Minister of Employment
Associate Minister for Māori Development
Peeni Henare - Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector
Minister for Whānau Ora
Minister for Youth
Associate Minister for Social Development
Meka Whaitiri - Minister of Customs
Associate Minister of Agriculture
Associate Minister for Crown/Māori Relations
Associate Minister of Local Government
Winston Peters – Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Minister for State Owned Enterprises
Minister for Racing
Ron Mark – Minister of Defence
Minister for Veterans
Shane Jones – Minister of Forestry
Minister for Infrastructure
Minister for Regional Economic Development
Associate Minister of Finance
Associate Minister of Transport
Simon Lambert

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