Treaty settlements let us reclaim our history: MP
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.