Tuhoe leader Tamati Kruger says there are problems with the Terrorism Suppression Act that need to be fixed.
Mr Kruger says some of his people in the eastern Bay of Plenty are still hurting since police raids were carried out under the act - a piece of legislation he believes needs tightening up.
He says he is worried the act does not have any disciplines, controls or oversights in place so that it can't be used in such a way that it will hurt or injure any innocent people.
Mr Kruger says the act in its current form degrades the civil rights and liberties of ordinary citizens.
You can listen to more on Radio New Zealand's Insight programme on Sunday morning.