Maori Land March. . The Maori Land March Can Be Seen As

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Maori Land March The Maori land march can be seen as one of the most symbolic and peaceful protest in New Zealand history as its help fight from alienation between Maori and their ancestral land as prior to the march was a wide problem for the Maori community, at the year 1939 a century after the events of the treaty of Waitangi only 1% of the South island and 9% of the North island which the the Maori still had ownership over the land, but towards the 20th century Maori land loss was still taking place.1 This has created a lot of outrage from the Maori community as they saw the treaty of Waitangi was just a method for the Crown to purchase the land to have ownership over New Zealand.…show more content…
A people who was a member of parliament who was one of the people who fought for Maori right named Sir Apirana said ‘I do not know of any year the Maori people have approached with so much misgiving as this centennial year… what does the Maori see? land gone, the power of chiefs humbled in the dust, Maori culture scattered and broken.’1 Sir Apirana said this back in 1940 when the New Zealand Centennial exhibition they portrayed a picture of unity between the Maori and the Pakeha(European New Zealanders) but this was false as the Maori’s culture is being heavily trivialised and being faced with official and unofficial discrimination. In the early 20th century different rangatira (leader) from different iwi (tribe) started to appear to fight for Maori equality, even though the iwi have different views and differences the leader band together to solve a common goal. _______________________________________________________________________________________ Maori Affairs Amendment Act This law called “Maori Affairs Amendment Act” created in 1967 sparked the reasoning for a large scale protest because this law Increased the power of the Maori Trustee to acquire Maori owned land which are seen ‘uneconomic’. The Maori
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