Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Compensations & cultural decolonisation for Maori

More compensations and cultural decolonisation for Maori People

His Holiness RAEL the founder and spiritual leader of the International Raelian Movement, wishes to express His support to the Maori Community who suffers a new surge of anti-Maori feelings following the recent declarations of opposition leader, Don Brash.

As it is the case for the Jewish people who still receive compensation from Germany for the killing and the looting of Jewish properties, the Maori people who still bear the scars of their invaders’ oppression and discrimination must be compensated adequately by the generations who benefit from the crimes of their ancestors.

Mr Don Brash must have conveniently forgotten that the wealth and prosperity of non-indigenous New Zealanders comes from the appropriation and the ransack of the Maori land by their forefathers. A prosperity which Maori people have not benefited from equitably due to widespread discriminatory practices that have long existed and are still rampant and apparent today.

Mr Don Brash and his supporters should also be made aware that without a revalorisation of indigenous culture, the fate of the Maori people will follow the one of similar colonised indigenous people who are progressively disappearing, dying from suicides, alcoholism and drugs, brought on by the despair of losing their identity.

The worrisome signs of Maori’s decline - suicide rates, alcoholism and drug abuse- show that not less but more is needed to help the Maori People survive their colonisation.

Therefore, His Holiness RAEL wishes to renew his appeal to the Maori people for a religious decolonisation:

"I call upon the Maori People to apostatise from the religion of their colonizers and to rediscover their roots and original religions, those of their ancestors, from which they were forcibly converted. For a Maori, to continue to be Christian is to betray their own people, it is an insult to the memory of their ancestors.”

This religious decolonisation is essential to give the Maori people their identity back and survive their cultural genocide.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Reaction

Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced

 

Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>

ALSO:


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election