tangata whenua


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tangata whenua

NZ the indigenous Maori people of a particular area of New Zealand or of the country as a whole
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The status of the tangata whenua did not change when immigrants came into the country, as Maori regarded them as having been invited by the Crown.
* The terms relation to 'multiculturalism' which makes tangata whenua one-among-many, rather than the original people grounded in this land.
Although Te Punga Somerville emphasises these connections, she is also mindful of those moments when Pasifika communities have been complicit with the 'removal of tangata whenua from the national imaginary' (p.
kaitiakitanga describes the mantel of responsibility worn by tangata whenua to promote the care and protection of natural taonga--the waters, coasts, oceans, flora and fauna, forests, mountains, the earth and the sky.
Accounting for the effect of body mass on the relationship between ethnicity and body dissatisfaction may be important in a population such as New Zealand Tangata Whenua Maori women, who are overrepresented in overweight and obese groups compared to European women (Metcalf, Scragg, Willoughby, Finau & Tipene-Leach, 2000).
In more usual contexts, when the tangata whenua (indigenous people of the land, hosts) are in their home place a marae welcome provides genuine recognition that one has been received by a Maori group.
Ngati Waewae, tangata whenua, said in their submission: "nobody denies a huge debt to Papatuanuku and her children has been incurred due to coal mining and the development of an over-arching plan to begin to right this injustice is appreciated by the tangata whenua and can't come soon enough." (7)
In the recent tussle over the foreshore and seabed in Aotearoa New Zealand, read New Zealand Labour Government for Wolf and concerned tangata whenua (first people of the land) for Lamb.
According to the experts, Wales were thus perfectly within their rights to 'be defiant, eyeball them and sing it in a way that says, 'this is us, this is who we are, we're the tangata whenua (the traditional owners and protectors of the land)'.
Or, as the tangata whenua would respond to the question of what is most important: He tangata.
It is the ignorance, which gives the power, which gave Henry Kissinger the permission to make his often-quoted remark about Micronesia: "There are only ninety thousand people out there, who gives a damn?" (20) The Crown then, having seduced the few tangata whenua proponents of the prison, with promises of good times (although peppercorn rentals) in return for access and the necessary approval to utilise their lands, promptly (and literally) jumped the fence and bought the larger property next door from its Pakeha owners for a considerable amount of taxpayers' money.