NPM applauds the Waitangi Tribunal’s landmark report calling on the Government to act urgently to address the nation's ongoing governance of water rights, which is in breach of Te Tiriti o Waitangi / the Treaty of Waitangi principles.
The Tribunal released its report yesterday with a clear finding that the Resource Management Act is not consistent with Treaty principles, and calling for a new national co-governance body to be established for freshwater - highlighting the need for the Crown to recognise Māori proprietary rights and economic interests in water.
Is harakeke one key to a sustainable future for Aotearoa and, if it is, how do we utilise it to develop this sustainable future?
The NPM project Harakeke for a Sustainable Future in Whakaki, is being led by Dr Simon Hills from Massey University and has been examining the interface between mātauranga Māori and ecological science related to harakeke.
Ka ora te whenua, ka ora te tangata – When the land is healthy, people are healthy
Ka ora te tangata, ka ora te whenua – When people are healthy, the land is healthy
Climate change is one of the most serious global health threats of the 21st century. Its impacts will be disproportionately borne by the most disadvantaged populations around the world, including Indigenous peoples who have long-term interests in the land that remains under their control after colonisation, and are heavily invested in primary industries.
Keynote speakers include outstanding USA speakers asha bandele (author & organiser), Patrisse Cullors (Black Lives Matter co-founder), and Deborah Small (Executive Director, Break the Chains). NPM is proud to support this event.