Challenge to Ngai Tahu
"People claiming descent from the ancient Waitaha settlers of the South island are trying to assert themselves after being submerged in later migrations. Ngai Tahu Board's Tipene O'Regan spoke recently about the complexities of Maori claims."
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Page 2: Waitaha make their stand – At the core of Mr O’Regan’s lecture was his argument that North Island tribal groups that migrated south and eventually united as Ngai Tahu by about 1800, had gained traditional mawawhenua (sovereignty) over most of the South Island by conquest, inermarriage and absorption of earlier settlers.
Primary author: O'Connr, Kevin
Author biography: Māori
Publisher: The Dominion Sunday Times
Publication format: Newspaper article
Publication date: July 28 1991 and August 4 1991.
Publication place: Wellington
Publication status: Okay to copy
Publication availability: Yes
Publication location: Treaty Resource Centre
Catalog reference: APW-1 – Archives Project Waitangi
Tikanga Māori: General
Informal group: Māori
General related topics: Equity/justice/fairness, Tino rangatiratanga
Historical period: 20th