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The 2010 Treaty Debates explore how our society ― and its view of the place of Maori ― has changed in an evolutionary way over recent decades.
Chaired by historian Claudia Orange and law professor Richard Boast.
Professor Paul Spoonley from Massey University articulates the evolutionary nature of the last 40 years of Maori social and cultural change through a focus on the life and achievement of fellow-panellist Professor Emeritus Ranginui Walker. (53′09″)
Professor Mason Durie, with social commentator Colin James, consider the options for future, including three alternative scenarios which have New Zealand as a republic, as part of the federated states of Australasia, and with Maori leading world-wide networks of indigenous peoples and businesses. (53′20″)
Since 2005, Radio New Zealand has broadcast a series of annual public debates on the place of the Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand society and history. Under the direction of Dr Claudia Orange at Te Papa Tongarewa, The Museum of New Zealand, these Treaty Debates analyse a wide range of issues looking back into our history and forwards into the future. Featuring expert participants with an extensive knowledge of their subject-matter, the discussions provide a unique insight into how our nation is continuing redefine itself.
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