What to know about the Treaty of Waitangi

This post is inspired by a reader and an old friend,VampireM on giving some links that I find helpful for interview on the topic of ‘The Treaty of Waitangi’.

In a nutshell, The Treaty is a reminder of what had happened in the past (the colonised and the colonisers) and it is used as a guideline to promote social harmony, partnership, mutual respect, self-determination in everyone, equality, independence (freedom and choice) and cultural understanding.

It is important to know the Treaty if you do decide to live in New Zealand because the treaty is not merely just a part of history but it gives a greater understanding to the New Zealand that we are living in today.

I hope the above links would help you in understanding slightly

The woman on the left side of the coat of arms...
The woman on the left side of the coat of arms of New Zealand is Zealandia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

more about the Treaty of Waitangi.


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Jali says:

    I have to admit that I’ve studies 3 maori papers at university. 2 taught by maori lecturers, 1 taught by both. I’m still very confused with different lecturers’ opinions… this is what I need for job hunting. Very useful! 🙂

    1. jyhedgehog says:

      It doesn’t matter about their opinions. Everyone has their own opinion on the treaty. But, the main thing is why we need to know about the treaty for now. How can it be applied in ur working environment. Just need to turn the Treaty principles and understanding to the modern days environment.

      Hope my answer helps.

  2. Jali says:

    typo studied*

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