Treaty set­tle­ments let us re­claim our his­tory: MP

The Dominion Post - - Politics-News -

Labour MP wept dur­ing her iwi set­tle­ment bill’s third read­ing. She re­counted the tragic deaths in the his­tory of her iwi Ngati Hineuru. Dur­ing the siege of Ngat­apa in 1869 up to 130 Maori were stripped naked, lined up be­side a cliff and ‘‘shot like dogs’’, Wall said. ‘‘New Zealan­ders do not know their his­tory. What the Treaty set­tle­ment process en­ables is for us to re­claim our his­tory.’’ A Crown apol­ogy was part of the re­dress.

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