Treaty of Waitangi


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Waitangi, Treaty of

(Feb. 6, 1840), a pact between some Maori tribes of New Zealand and the British Gov. William Hobson. The treaty protected Maori land interests in exchange for recognition of British sovereignty, though the Maori version used a term better translated as governorship. Infractions by the settlers' government led to tensions and eventually war. Waitangi Day (Feb. 6) is New Zealand's national birthday.
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The Tataiako Cultural Competencies for Teachers of Maori Learners document was specifically designed for professional development, and there is a constant push to 'deepen' teachers' understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi.
The hui addressed nursing education from the perspective of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi (an agreement signed between Maori, the indigenous peoples of New Zealand, and Queen Victoria in 1845) (Kawharu, 1989).
The Treaty of Waitangi: A framework for Maori health development.
A public health approach allows for a wider range of clinical and prevention interventions; sees people within a social context rather than focusing on individuals; allows exploration of the influences of cultural, family and community values on behaviour; and allows for recognition of the Treaty of Waitangi. It also fosters interaction of systems, organisations and political groups, and enables analysis and examination of the interactions between and across different public policies, such as education, employment, taxation, tourism and Maori development policies (Korn and Shaffer 2000, Durie 2001, Shaffer and Korn 2002).
From this collection we can identify a vision of a maritime environment in which activities are based on the law (including that of the Treaty of Waitangi), informed by research, have value added by commercial interests, are sustained by sensible practices, and are protected by the armed forces.
The Treaty of Waitangi has always been considered New Zealand's founding document as a nation.
The years following the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi were joyous for great numbers of Maori.
Although the Maori culture in Aotearoa New Zealand has been transformed by colonialism and globalization as have those of other indigenous peoples, their status is uniquely defined by a single document, the Treaty of Waitangi (1840).
While supposedly addressing cultural concerns, through avoiding cultures not their own, these Pakeha researchers fail to fulfil Treaty of Waitangi responsibilities.
These were recognised and formally accommodated in the Treaty of Waitangi, albeit in two far from congruent versions, in which the languages of the colonisers and the colonised each used concepts alien to the other.
The Waitangi Tribunal was set up to adjudicate on Maori claims for breaches of the original 1840 Treaty of Waitangi whereby the Maori chiefs ceded sovereignty of New Zealand to the British Crown in exchange for guaranteed land rights.

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