“Parihaka” – Tim Finn 1989

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“Beautiful Democracy” – Candlelit Pictures

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“Indian Givers” – Neil Young

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“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is …” Martin Luther King, Jr

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Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’

Martin Luther King, Jr

peeps - pol, In this August 28, 1963 file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. acknowledges the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial for his “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington. (AP Photo:File)

“Back to the Māori Future” – Anake Goodall

This text is an essay included in “Back to the Māori Future” in Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis, Max Rashbrooke (ed.), Wellington, Bridget Williams Books, June 2013.

Better by Design: back to the Māori future?
Anake Goodall

At the creation

It is interesting to speculate on the vision that the Māori leadership of the nineteenth century had in mind as they signed the Treaty of Waitangi, and what they may have envisaged a co-created Aotearoa New Zealand – and their role in that nation-building exercise – would look like.

A genuine blending of the Māori worldview, with its dynamic, community-grounded customs and values held in a frame of reciprocal responsibility to each other and the natural world, and the equally dynamic Western model, with its technologies and capital market economy and systems of management, would have been a heady mix indeed.

We do enjoy, fortunately, a unique Aotearoa New Zealand approach to life, one that shapes our view of both each other and the external world. But the merger – to date at least – has been a largely one-sided affair, with the indigenous instinct being overwhelmed by the globally dominant Western frame. It has taken a long time for Māori to tack their way back into the contemporary field, and the relatively impressive progress of late is still tentative and fragile.

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All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace – Parts 1, 2 & 3

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“CoinScrum and Proof of Work: Tools for the Future” – Vinay Gupta

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