Below, is an account of personal experiences with monocultural eurocentric organizations that were threatened by weather disasters. In the earlier examples, offers of help were ignored without consideration for the welfare of their members or the general public and no attempt was made to examine and discuss the merits of Indigenous WM.
It appears that these and other Pakeha institutions (government and non-government) would prefer to risk unnecessary loss of life and property than acknowledge that Indigenous (Maori) solutions may be more efficient, pertinent and cost-effective than their own.
News reports of institutional racism in Aotearoa New Zealand expose the attitudes and practices that characterize many organizations in both the private and public sectors. As a consequence, neglect and marginalization of Indigenous customs and beliefs has become endemic, particularly with regard to the contentious issue of power-sharing between Maori and Pakeha as expressed in the Treaty of Waitangi. The reader is invited to read these and other documents before making his or her own assessment of the situation.The experiences and events that are described reflect a larger global pattern of Pakeha oppression of Indigenous peoples .
of Racial Exclusion
Furthermore, recent government attempts to extinguish Maori customary title of the foreshore and seabed has highlighted the need for a powerful Indigenous countervailing response, such as that provided by TWM. The Maori Party is another.
It should be remembered that, during the colonization process, Pakeha government deliberately enforced a policy of ensuring that Maori lost almost everything they once had.
Federated Farmers of New Zealand (1998)
City Council (1999-2000)
District Council and Ministry of Energy (2001)
Vuitton and America's Cup Challenge (1999-2000)
Vuitton and America's Cup Challenge (2002-03)
- Aotearoa NZ (2003)
Big Flood, NZ (Feb, 2004)
10. Bay of Plenty Floods (July,
13. Bay of
Floods (May, 2005)
14. North and South Island power cuts (June, 2006)
15. Transit New Zealand (January, 2007)
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