Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, receive a “hongi,” a traditional Māori welcome, from Māori elders on the lawns of Government House in Wellington, New Zealand in October 2018. In New Zealand, Māori elect members to parliament from designated Māori constituencies – and the right to participate offers more than the ‘duty to consult’ in Canada.
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In New Zealand, sovereignty is disputed, but the Maori case for sharing it with settlers underscores the limits of First Nations consultation in Canada.
New Zealand faces a teacher shortage and the government has responded with an urgent drive to recruit teachers from overseas.
The New Zealand government's strategy to import teachers from the UK, Canada, South Africa, Australia and Fiji will do little to improve representation for indigenous Māori in the teacher workforce.
More than 1,000 New Zealanders have been deported from Australia in the last 2 years.
Changes to Australian immigration law have resulted in a sharp increase in deportations, particularly among New Zealanders of Maori and Pacific Island descent.
Māori businesses now account for an economic asset base of more than NZ$42.6 billion, made up mostly of small and medium-sized enterprises.
Māori business is booming thanks to entrepreneurs with a strong sense of cultural identity and a willingness to take risks.
Maggie Cywink, of Whitefish River First Nation, holds up a sign behind Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a summit in Ottawa in support of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
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The Indigenous in New Zealand have fared better than First Nations in Canada in terms of self-determination. Why? It's about a lot more than geography, land mass and language.
New Zealand Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern, centre, and deputy leader Kelvin Davis, a Maori, far left, answer questions from the media in August in Wellington, New Zealand. Following the Sept. 23 election, Ardern could became the country’s next prime minister if she can convince minor parties to support her.
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While the Maori Party got wiped out in this weekend's New Zealand election, there's still a Maori presence in the country's political system. That's why Canadian First Nations should take note.
Canada’s former prime minister, Stephen Harper, is greeted by a Maori warrior in New Zealand in November 2014. New Zealand’s electoral system allows for far greater Indigenous involvement than Canada’s.
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As New Zealanders head to the polls this week, there are lessons for Canada in the country's electoral system — in particular how it gives Indigenous people a greater role in governing.
This image of a personalised number plate was taken at a Waitangi Day celebration in Brisbane.
The latest census data confirm it's become more difficult for New Zealanders living in Australia to become citizens.
Indigenous Labor MP Linda Burney says her party is trying to identify and remove structural obstacles to preselection.
Guaranteed representation reduces the distance between policymakers and the people for whom policy is made.
Indigenous children in Australia continue to slip below national minimum standards for literacy.
A New Zealand literacy program is helping to raise Indigenous achievement to mainstream levels.
Despite the Treaty of Waitangi, acts by both the British Crown and successive New Zealand governments have had detrimental effects on the Māori population.
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Reconciliation efforts were established in New Zealand 30 years ago to tackle grievances stemming from government initiatives that have seen Māori lose both resources and power.
Indigenous people have poorer health outcomes than their non-Indigenous counterparts.
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Indigenous people in Australia and New Zealand, despite the distance separating them and varying histories, have one disturbing issue in common: poor health.
New Zealand All Black’s perform the haka.
The history and culture of rugby's most famous tradition.
European New Zealanders have embraced and preserved the Māori culture and language far better than European Australians.
New Zealand's relationship with its Indigenous people and knowledge of their language far exceeds Australia's.
The Treaty of Waitangi reminds us that indigenous people must be treated honourably before the law.
Much is made of the Treaty of Waitangi as the vehicle for the recognition of Maori in New Zealand’s legal system. Australia lacks a treaty, the argument goes, and therefore is constitutionally disabled…
Maori academics in New Zealand should be wary of talking to the non-Maori media.
Maybe it’s the lot of academics to be misrepresented, but when a single incident can nearly get you sacked it makes you reconsider whether to deal with the media at all. Last year, comments of mine about…
New Zealand is celebrating the All Blacks’ victory over France in the Rugby World Cup. Over the course of the tournament The Conversation has brought you stories about all aspects of the game. And with…
New Zealand’s 28th Maori Battalion performing a Haka in Egypt in 1941.
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RUGBY WORLD CUP – In the first of The Conversation’s series on the Rugby World Cup, Massey University’s Malcolm Mulholland argues for the continuation of a Maori only rugby team. Around half of the All…
Indigenous Australians find great difficulty in gaining official tribal recognition.
Indigenous difference has been “recognised” in the public law and policy of the western settler states of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States since the earliest days of colonial government…