Whitiwhiti Korero - Exchanging ideas through discussion
Kia ora mai koutou katoa and welcome to Whitiwhiti Kōrero - a newsletter keeping you informed about what’s happening in the Human Rights Commission’s Te Mana i Waitangi Project.
The Treaty of Waitangi is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s first human rights documents. It gives us all rights.
For Tauiwi it expresses the rights and responsibilities of belonging, and for Tangata Whenua it reflects on what, today, we call indigenous rights. It also talks of the rights, responsibilities and role of the State.
The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples provides a set of minimum international human rights standards to be achieved in a spirit of partnership and mutual respect.
This newsletter aims to promote the Treaty and indigenous rights through stories, information and discussion. We welcome your feedback and encourage you to comment on our articles – agree, disagree, debate, tell us what you think, and tell us what is happening in your community.