Senior National MP Tau Henare is urging Tuhoronuku, the Treaty mandating body for Ngapuhi to reconcile opposing sub-tribes - so it can push ahead with a settlement.
The Government's picked Tuhoronuku as the mandating body, which has angered a Ngapuhi Alliance, which includes the hapu of Ngati Hine.
It's voted to pull out of a planned settlement.
Maori Affairs Select Committee chair Tau Henare says he wants Ngapuhi to reach a settlement, but he says changes have to happen to do that.
He says any deal needs to include Ngati Hine and Hokianga, which is a huge population of Ngapuhi.
Mr Henare - who is of Ngati Hine descent - says Tuhoronuku needs to come to the realisation it needs them inside the tent not outside of it.