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Elite Pakeha

 |  Fiona Gates  | 
Re: Response to Mr Church’s response to my response to his letter to the editor.

I strongly recommend Mr Church spend more time broadening his knowledge of Te Ao Māori, Te Tiriti, colonisation and his role as tangata Tiriti.

To comment on things you only have one world view on is disingenuous and disinformation. I question if your willingness to only participate in the colonial view point is revealing your belief that pakeha and pakeha ways are elite.

If you took the opportunity to participate in both sides, you’d have chuckled at Kingii Tūheitia’s comments and not been triggered. You’d understand the nuance of Willie Jackson’s comment vs Julian Batchelor’s and you’d have a deeper sense of  the concept of Mana to be able to make sense of the Boyd Massacre for that time in our history.

Resorting to google and quoting the ACT party is not going to give you the knowledge and experience you need to bring a well-rounded perspective to the broader discussion about Te Tiriti.

Maybe this paper would like to publish more information, not just opinion, on Te Tiriti, the role of Tangata Tiriti in Aotearoa to bring a balanced perspective. It’s up to the reader though to be willing to receive new perspectives.

Democracy and Te Tiriti go hand in hand.  #Toitūtetiriti


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