UNDRIP and the Treaty

The Declaration was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 13 September 2007. It provides a set of international human rights standards that apply to the Treaty of Waitangi. The Treaty affirmed the rights Tangata Whenua had prior to 1840, and gave Tauiwi and the Crown a set of rights and responsibilities that enabled them to settle in Aotearoa; “the promise of two peoples to take the best possible care of each other.”

The purpose of this resource is to raise awareness of the human rights standards associated with the Treaty based on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples “as a standard of achievement to be pursued in a spirit of partnership and mutual respect.”  The original Declaration text has been adapted to suit this purpose.

These videos feature iwi leaders reciting articles from the UNDRIP, and we have versions in both Te Reo and English. The Te Reo version is introduced by Peter Jackson, Taranaki/Te Atiawa, and the English version is introduced by Commissioner Karen Johansen, Rongowhakaata, Ngai Tamanuhiri and Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki.

Te Reo: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples from NZ Human Rights on Vimeo.

UNDRIP video English compressed from NZ Human Rights on Vimeo.

Click here to download the video text in both Te Reo and English

List of UNDRIP video participants

Article
Name
Iwi/hapū/whānau
Place in video
IntroductionPeter Jackson
Karen Johansen
Taranaki/Te Atiawa
Rongowhakaata, Ngai Tamanuhiri and Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki.
1 Human RightsHerewini ParataNgāti PorouReo 2.32
English 1.50
2 EqualityRangimarie Glavish Ngāti WhātuaReo 2.50
English 2.05
3 Self-determinationHemi PirihiNgāti Ruanui, Ngāti Tupito Reo 3.00
English 2.15
4 Self-governmentHaami PiripiTe RarawaReo 3.14
English 2.20
5 Identity and participationMoana ErueraTe Whanau-a-ApanuiReo 3.26
Janise H. EketoneWaikato-Maniapoto English 2.30
6 NationalityHarry MikaereHauraki-Tainui-Kahungunu Reo 3.35
English 2.40
7 Life, liberty and securityNgahiwi TomoanaNgāti KahungunuReo 3.42
Naomi TaylorNgāti KahungunuEnglish 2.50
8 Cultural integrityMark SolomonNgāi Tahu/ Te Rūnanga o Ngāi TahuReo 4.10
English 3.05
9 Communities and nationsTurama HawiraWhanganui, Ngā Rauru, Ngā WairikiReo 4.20
English 3.20
10 Removal and relocationsHiria TamarapaNgaa Rauru Kiitahi, Ngaati RuanuiReo 4.35
English 1.50
11 CultureTame Te RangiNgāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi Reo 4.50
English 1.50
12 Spiritual and religious customsPare Kawhia McLeanWaikato Tainui Reo 5.25
English 1.50
13 LanguageAnaru Kaipo (Te Reo) Ngāpuhi, Te AupouriReo 5.25
Lorraine Toki (English)NgāpuhiEnglish 1.50
14 EducationPahia TuriaNgā Wairiki/Ngāti ApaReo 6.10
Sue SmithNgāi TahuEnglish 5.10
15 Prejudice and discriminationTokatumoana WaldonTaranaki Iwi (Tūturu)Reo 6.35
English 5.30
16 MediaTangi TipeneNgaitai TorereReo 7.00
Ramona Radford Ngaitai TorereEnglish 5.45
17 EmploymentRichard SteedmanNgā Iwi o Mōkai PāteaReo 7.20
English 6.00
18 Decision-makingJerald TwomeyNgāti Raukawa ki te Tonga Reo 7.40
English 6.30
19 Good faith cooperationPaula PirihiNgāti Hikairoa/ Ngāti Haua/ Ngāti Pākau/ Te HikutuReo 7.50
English 6.30
20 Subsistence and developmentKukupa TirikateneNgāti Tahu, Ngāti Mamoe, Ngāti Kahungunu Reo 8.00
English 6.50
21 Improvements in conditionsKuini Moehau Reedy Ngāti PorouReo 8.20
English 7.10
22 Specific groupsJessica NgataiNgāti Wai, Ngāti Rehua, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti HauaReo 8.50
English 7.30
23 Economic and social developmentToby CurtisTe ArawaReo 9.15
English 7.50
24 HealthPita TipeneNgāti HineReo 9.30
English 8.05
25 GuardianshipSir Tumu TeheuheuNgāti TūwharetoaReo 9.50
English 8.25
26 Land and resourcesAwhimai ReynoldsWaikato/Ngati MaahangaReo 10.00
Katie MurrayTe RarawaEnglish 8.40
27 Adjudication processWaihoroi ShortlandNgāti HineReo 10.20
English 9.10
28 RestitutionProfessor Margaret MutuNgāti KahuReo 10.35
English 9.25
29 ConservationJohn BisharaNgāti TūwharetoaReo 11.00
English 9.55
30 Military activitiesDr Apirana MahuikaNgāti PorouReo 11.40
English 10.20
31 Cultural and intellectual propertyHope TuparaNgāi Tāmanuhiri Reo 11.55
English 10.50
32 Lands, resources and territories Charlie TawhiaoNgāi Te RangiReo 12.05
English 11.05
33 Identity and citizenshipGena Moses-TekaniNgāti KuiaReo 12.55
English 11.30
34 Institutions, laws and customsAda Tangiora Rongomaiwahine/ Ngāti Kahungunu
35 ResponsibilitiesTaria TahanaTe ArawaReo 13.30
English 12.00
36 BordersRahui PapaWaikato TainuiReo 13.45
English 12.10
37 Treaties and agreementsToro Waaka Ngāti PahauweraReo 14.10
English 12.30
38 Giving effect to the DeclarationInia ErueraReo 14.30
Moera Brown Rongowhakaata, Ngai Tāmanuhiri English 12.50
39 Financial assistanceRonald Nepe RongowhakaataReo 14.45
English 13.00
40 Disputes and breachesHuia JohnsonReo 15.00
Pene BrownTe Whānau a TauparaEnglish 13.10
41 United NationsHohepa Petera RamekaNgā Taonga o Ngaitakoto Reo 15.15
English 13.20
42 ImplementationRaniera TauNgāpuhi Reo 15.30
English 13.35
43 Minimum standardsEllen GrahamTe RarawaReo 15.50
English 13.50
44 Males and femalesTe Huia Bill HamiltonNgāti KahungunuReo 16.00
Pania Winterburn Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi, Ngaati Apa, Te AtihaunuiEnglish 14.00
45 Other indigenous rightsWillie Te AhoTe Whānau ā ApanuiReo 16.10
English 14.10
46 Respect for human rightsKataraina O’BrienNgāti Awa, Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti ManiapotoReo 16.20
Roku MihinuiTe ArawaEnglish 14.20

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