Ma hea – which way? Mo te aha – what for?


Keynote address to the annual conference of the NZ Psychological Society, 28 August 2004 E rau rangatira ma, tena ra koutou…. This presentation will be in four sections. The first section will introduce two major issues, mana motuhake, and manatangata, then we will consider some proposed legislation, the Seabed & Foreshore Bill and the Civil Union Bill. We will then consider strategic Maori response to political pressure over the last three decades, and then note two recent and dramatic examples. They are the Hikoi Takutai Moana, April 2004, and the Enough is Enough Rally, August 2004 In the final section, we will consider the implications for psychologies and psychologists working today in Aotearoa

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