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Tame Iti, the larger-than-life face of Maori radicalism is now aiming to become part of the establishment, and will stand for the Maori Party this election. The man best known to some for his activism, his imprisonment on firearms charges and his participation in military-style training camps and to others for his fight for Maori sovereignty, his art and his work with youth, has revealed his intentions to Fairfax Media. Speaking in the home he...

Tame Iti will stand as a list candidate for the Māori Party at this year’s General Election. The Tūhoe health worker, artist and political advocate says he’s standing for the Māori Party because they are focused on the issues that are important to whānau, hapū and iwi. “I totally support Whānau Ora and I believe that Māori need an independent voice in Parliament. The Māori Party is the only independent Māori...

The Tūhoe settlement has taken years of negotiation.  In 2010, it came to a halt when Prime Minister John Key ruled out giving Tūhoe ownership of Te Urewera. Tūhoe did not sign the Treaty of Waitangi but were subjected to harsh Crown policies.  Today, the Crown apologised for those wrongs.   In Tuhoe's $170 million settlement, apart from an apology and Tūhoe autonomy, Te Urewera National Park will become a new...

About 2000 people gathered in Taneatua today to hear the formal apology from Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson, as agreed in its settlement. Mr Finlayson apologised to the iwi for the injustices, indiscriminate raupatu and wrongful killings of their ancestors. To help restore those injustices, the Minister returned a flag which flew at the sacred settlement of Maungapohatu in 1916, and was taken by the Crown as evidence Tuhoe...

Members of the Tuhoe iwi have been told that historic Treaty breaches included indiscriminate land confiscation, wrongful killings including executions and years of scorched earth warfare. Tuhoe today hosted the Crown at a 'Settlement Day' ceremony in the tiny town of Taneatua to celebrate the recent passage of Tuhoe Treaty settlement legislation. Several thousand members of the eastern Bay of Plenty iwi joined Crown...

Taane Rakuraku grew up surrounded by the Urewera mountains and immersed in stories of the Crown's misdeeds against his people. Today, the Tuhoe kaumatua will be among the thousands expected to turn out to hear Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson apologise for those wrongs - part of the iwi's Treaty of Waitangi settlement which also resulted in redress worth $170 million last month. The apology covers Crown actions, described...

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