February 17, 2020
New Caledonians keen to learn from Maori decolonisation
A congressional delegation from NewCaledonia is keen to learn more about the Treaty of Waitangi settlements, Māori entrepreneurship, and the incorporation of Māori values and approaches in public services, such as justice and education.
Speaker Trevor Mallard says the delegation led by congress president, Roch Wamytan is in Rotorua today visiting key cultural and education institutions such as Te Puia, and will go to Wellington tomorrow for meetings with MPs, Ministers and the Māori Affairs Committee.
In Auckland, it will meet with Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority and Manukau Urban Māori Authority.
In September, New Caledonia will hold the second of three referendums on independence referendum from France.
In 2018 just over 56 percent voted for the status quo, a sign that support for independence and decolonisation may be growing.
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