Media Release: More than Māori Language Week required for a full partnership

Tuesday 5th September

The Equality Network (EN) is calling for the Government to commit to a full partnership between Māori and the Crown to fulfil the promise of Te Tirīti – which means more than promoting Māori Language Week once a year.

Members of the Network, a non-partisan organisation of 37 members united by the vision of the a vision of a more equal Aotearoa New Zealand, say that the Government must commit to fulfilling its obligations under Te Tirīti.

Anaru Fraser, Kaiwhakahaere Matua-General Manager of Hui E! Community Aotearoa says that the presence of Te Reo Māori is just one way that we can honour Te Tirīti, and the level of te reo spoken in the community indicates genuine engagement and partnership. “It shows a practical outcome of commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi.” Read full press release here…

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