Are there 4 articles in the Treaty of Waitangi?
For 163 years the treaty has had three articles – now there’s a fourth article and it’s official. “The Waitangi Tribunal recently announced it will hear a claim based on article four of the treaty A guarantee of religious freedom for everyone has been turned into a Trojan horse for just Maori indigenous beliefs”.
What is Article 1 of the Treaty of Waitangi?
Kawanatanga – Article 1 provides for the Government to govern, though not in isolation from other provisions of the Treaty of Waitangi. The right to govern is qualified by an obligation to protect Māori interests. This aspect of the agreement is further established within the other articles of the Treaty.
What is Article 2 of the Treaty of Waitangi?
Article 2 provides for land sales to be effected through the Crown. This gave the Crown the right of pre-emption in land sales.
What is the purpose of Treaty of Waitangi?
Today the Treaty is widely accepted to be a constitutional document that establishes and guides the relationship between the Crown in New Zealand (embodied by our government) and Māori. The Treaty promised to protect Māori culture and to enable Māori to continue to live in New Zealand as Māori.
What does Te Tino Rangatiratanga mean?
Tino rangatiratanga can mean self-determination, sovereignty, independence, autonomy. The term itself is rooted in a Māori worldview, and there is no one English term which fully encapsulates its meaning.
What is Treaty of Waitangi means?
The Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) is an important agreement that was signed by representatives of the British Crown and Māori in 1840. The Treaty aimed to protect the rights of Māori to keep their land, forests, fisheries and treasures while handing over sovereignty to the English.
Is the Treaty of Waitangi important today?
Why Treaty of Waitangi is important?
Why the Treaty is important The Treaty governs the relationship between Māori – the tangata whenua (indigenous people) – and everyone else, and ensures the rights of both Māori and Pakeha (non-Māori) are protected. It does that by: requiring the Government to act reasonably and in good faith towards Māori.
Is the Treaty of Waitangi fair?
Colonists believed the Treaty of Waitangi was fair because it offered Māori the rights of British citizens. The signing of the Treaty made it easier for settlers to acquire land. Those Pākehā who sided with Māori were known as ‘philo-Māori’.
Why is the Treaty of Waitangi so relevant?
The Treaty of Waitangi was relevant historically because it gave England sovereignty over New Zealand.
Why do we have a Treaty of Waitangi Act?
In 1975 the Treaty of Waitangi Act established the Waitangi Tribunal to hear claims of Crown violations of the Treaty of Waitangi, to address those concerns. It allowed any Māori to lodge a claim against the Crown for breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi and its principles. Originally its mandate was limited to claims about contemporary issues, that is, those that occurred after the establishment of the Tribunal.
How breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi are settled?
Historical Treaty breaches are mostly settled by negotiations with the Crown through the Office of Treaty Settlements . This often occurs after the Waitangi Tribunal has issued a report and made a recommendation to the government.
How many copies of the Treaty of Waitangi were made?
An immediate result of the Treaty was that Queen Victoria ‘s government gained the sole right to purchase land. In total there are nine signed copies of the Treaty of Waitangi including the sheet signed on 6 February 1840 at Waitangi.