May 05, 2017
SOUL case put to UN
Campaigners from Save Our Unique Landscape are back in Mangere this afternoon after putting the case for the protection of confiscated Maori lands to the United Nations.
Ihumatao residents Pania Newton and Delwyn Roberts addressed the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
They also had a session with the Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Issues to explain the extreme hardship and difficulties faced by the people of Ihumatao since the confiscation of land in the 1860s and invited her to visit to investigate and report.
SOUL is campaigning to stop a 480-unit Fletcher Housing development on ancestral land next to the Otuataua Stonefields.
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