August 12, 2014
Hui reviews Maori development steps
One of the organisers of next month's Te Pae Roa 2040 conference says it's an opportunity to map a path forward for Maori over the next generation.
The hui at Massey University's Albany campus will mark the 30 years since the Hui Taumata, which set out a Maori agenda for development to the incoming third Labour Government.
Te Kani Kingi says it's timely to reflect on what was done and look forward at how things can be done better by the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.
He says some of the best thinkers in Maoridom will be speaking, including Sir Tamati Reedy, High Court Justice Joe Williams, Linda Tuhiwai Smith and others.
" This is an opportunity for people to attend the conference to actually get a better insight into what types of issues might be important for Maori. A demographic trend, political issues, health concerns sovereignty, land settlements, investments and I think if we take a collective approach to that then I think we can get a more comprehensive and integrated impression of what the future for Maori might look like " he says.
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