January 22, 2015
Students lacking politcal awareness
A member of a Maori lobby group says younger Maori seem to have little appetite for protest.
Te Ao Pritchard is a member of Te Ata Tino Toa, which successfully lobbied for the Maori flag to be flown from the Auckland Harbour Bridge and other institutions.
She says when she speaks to today’s students, they show little interest in taking action to support change.
"Akonga are less active and less vocal and some of that is because of how education occurs,the busyness, the semesters, and also if you don’t have the forums it doesn’t assist in people building awareness on how to be politically conscious and how to deliver that," Ms Pritchard says.
Her generation of activists learned from previous groups like Nga Tamatoa and Te Kawariki.
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