Our responses to some commonly asked questions about the treaty




Table of contents

The Human Rights Commission statment on the status of Maori people as Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa New Zealand — Is the Treaty only interested in Maori rights? — Why are there places set aside specifically for Maori students at places like technical institutes, medical andlaw schools? — Do New Zealander’s own the land that they have bought? — What are traditional tribal fising grounds? — When did confiscation of lands occur and why? — Is Government’s recognition of Tribal Authorities an attempt to hasten a process of consultation with Iwi organistions or will it result in dividing the Maori people? — What about the rights of all the other minority groups in New Zealand? Aren’t the Pacific Islanders, Asians, refugees etc being overlooked because of all the attention on the treaty? — What are  Maori fisheries?

Primary author: Human Rights Commission

Author biography: Corporate/institutional

Publisher: Human Rights Commission

Publication format: Education resource

Publication date:

Publication status: Okay to copy

Publication availability: Yes

Publication location: Treaty Resource Centre

Catalog reference: APW-1 – Archives Project Waitangi

Content type: Treaty generally

Sector: Education – tertiary, government national

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Culture related topics: Bi-cultural

Historical period: 20th

Resources: Culture