Māori and the British Crown

Updated: May 1



British colonists reach New Zealand - January 22, 1840 https://www.history.com/…/british-colonists-reach-new-zeala… "The relationship between Māori and the British Crown (which delegated its authority to the New Zealand government) has historically been filled with broken promises. Māori reached their nadir at the turn of the 20th century when their population had fallen to half of what it was at first contact." https://theconversation.com/new-zealands-indigenous-reconci… "Māori are the indigenous peoples of Aotearoa (New Zealand). Although New Zealand has adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the rights of the Māori population remain unfulfilled." https://www.iwgia.org/en/aotearoa-new-zealand.html

We've travelled through New Zealand to shoot a documentary about the Māori. They are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand and arrived about 1000 y...

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