The Treaty Debates
2010 – Evolution and not revolution
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.
7:00 PM. 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.
4:00 PM. 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.