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Leading Treaty of Waitangi scholar Dr Claudia Orange chairs an exciting series of thought-provoking debates on the recent changes to the foreshore and seabed legislation and power sharing in the 21st century.
Chaired by historian Dr Claudia Orange, the first debate features Tom Bennion from the Maori Law Review exploring the issue of the ownership and use of the foreshore and seabed with fellow lawyer Matanuku Mahuika. (52′43″)
The second debate, also chaired by historian Dr Claudia Orange and law lecturer Carwyn Jones, features Whaimutu Dewes and the Human Rights Commissioner Joris de Bres, who consider how power might be shared between Maori and the Crown in the 21st century. (51′07″)
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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