Post by Kiwi Frontline on Sept 28, 2017 17:27:04 GMT 12
MĀORI SEATS DECISION 'SHOULD BE FOR MĀORI TO SAY'
A decision on the future of the Māori seats in Parliament isn't one for the Pākehā majority to make, the Māori Women's Welfare League president says.
Prue Kapua criticised the institutional racism of successive New Zealand governments in her speech to the League's conference in New Plymouth today and said a referendum on the Māori seats would yet another example of it.
A decision on whether we have Māori seats is not a decision for the Pākehā majority to make."
Ms Kapua said the League stood outside politics, but may have to extend its advocacy role following the demise of the Māori Party.....