Thank you Richard of the tribes of South Africa...
You are absolutely correct. This "claim to land" separates and divides us. There is a constant undercurrent of tension. As you say Richard, "That time has passed and that way has died." I agree. We need to find NEW WAYS of moving on... Because as it is currently, we are all simply treading water in a stagnant pond.
Collectively, we are making NO FORWARD MOVEMENT.
Te Tiriti/ The Treaty is a wonderful security blanket that has served its purpose. We are grateful for 'the blanket' and KNOW that it was much needed for our first 170 years of establishing ourselves together, but now it's time for us to move on into our nation's adult-hood... And recognise that WE ARE ALL here. ALL are homeless.
There is NO OTHER HOME for me except this "Aotearoa", The Land of the Long White Cloud. Where else do I have to run ?? The new Overlords in Britain stole my English ancestral lands from me in 1089 under William the Norman Conqueror (1066) and in the Scottish "Highland Clearances" of 1700-1900. What was done to Maori in the last 200 years was done to me since 1000 years ago. I am an orphan on this land. I need a land to cling to. The only WAY AHEAD that I can see is that we MUST STAND TOGETHER !! There is no other logical thing to do.
In numbers we are strong against the corruptions of "The Crown".
Divided, We ALL Fall.
The people of Aotearoa-New Zealand have quite a mission ahead....
It needs ALL of us here in Aotearoa
to find the way.
We are ALL torch-bearers.
ALL minds, hearts, souls are needed to
bring the solution forward.
And then we march forward... TOGETHER.