State of our nation: Waitangi Day 2009

Huygens, Ingrid (2009) State of our nation: Waitangi Day 2009. In: Annual State of our Nation Debate, 6 February, 2009, Waitangi Festival, Te Tii marae, Waitangi, New Zealand.

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The Network Waitangi Whangarei application states the following purpose for the State of the Nation addresses on Waitangi Day:“Looking to our country’s history with an eye to what the future may hold”, “to contemplate the full meaning of the concept of partnership with one nation, two partners, and many cultures”. My intention is to use my PhD research to present two concepts – that of Pakeha in conversation with Maori over time, and that of Pakeha changing by taking steps from a position of indifference towards a listening relationship. I address a form of cultural racism, and invite responses from Pakeha as individuals and as groups. My calls are for funding for civic Treaty education, and for Treaty training for journalists & media.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Keywords that describe the item:Pakeha and Treaty of Waitangi, colonial racism, colonial indifference, cultural racism, decolonisation
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DU Oceania (South Seas)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Divisions:Schools > School of Social Development
ID Code:1987
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Deposited On:30 May 2012 02:05
Last Modified:30 May 2012 02:05

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