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The Treaty 4 April Notes

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Legal History 4 April

The Treaty of WaitangiPartnership

- Relevant to all NZers- not just Maori
- An understanding that the Treaty is relevant to contemporary New Zealand society
~ The treaty is a living document
 With its own mana

An understanding that there were guarantees made and rights and responsibilities exchanged through the signing of the Treaty that must be upheld in a just and reasonable society.
NZ was not unified state, hapu (subtribes) geological power, lots of nations, concept of one people.
Pakeha- usually European descent. Nowadays it is applied to all NZers.
The treaty is something between Maori and Pakeha.
Mana= others give it to you, standing, recognising importance, mana of document
The Mihi Method
Maori indigenous health initiative - treat Maori patients
Maori methodologies of greeting
Mihi- greeting
Whakawhanaungatanga- connection
- Genealogical (family, kids etc)
- Place (town, mountain, area, sea, river…)
- Life and experience (past education, work etc.)
Kaupapa (the reason for the interaction)
Poroporoaki (check for understanding, what will happen next, clear about next steps)

Founding document
Lack of understanding
Treaty settlements
Dissatisfaction from Maori

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