As Australia nears our referendum to vote on including an Indigenous Voice to Parliament in our Constitution, how does it compare to how our major neighbour New Zealand represents First Nations Peoples?
The Treaty of Waitangi - an agreement between the British Crown and Maori Chiefs - was signed in 1840. Has it had positive consequences for the Maori people? Or are there still difficulties interpreting a document written and agreed upon so long ago?
This week on Blak Matters, Teela Reid and Michael 'MC' Christian are joined by Professor Dominic O’Sullivan, proud Māori man and expert on the politics of Indigenous peoples, on the differences between the invasion of New Zealand and Australia, why New Zealand has a treaty and we don’t, and what we can learn from their example.
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