Friday, May 8, 2015

Ngatiawa Finally Respected

Ngātiawa ki Kapiti te taku tai me Ngātiawa ki Waitara met with Waitangi Tribunal contracted Historian 6 May 2015 in Poneke. 

Ngatiawa the original Iwi name belonging to Rangatira Te Reretawhangawhanga, Te Pukerangiora, Te Rangitaake (Wiremu Kingi), Paeroke, Pirikawau, Te Kahutatara, Te Tupe o Tu, Te Hau te Horo, and Henere Te Marau father of Eruini te Marau.  
The Tupuna of the largest hapu on the coast Ngati Kura, Pukerangiora, Puketapu and Otaraua pre-1801 to 2015  have been accepted and recognised for the 1st time in 167 years by Govt-Waitangi Tribunal contracted historians. 

An agreement has been made we will NOT be referred to the 1846 name Gov.Grey insisted we be called Te Atiawa, nor will we be referred to or written about as Ngati Toa re-branding 1990 name Te Atiawa ki Whakarongotai Iwi of the Parata whanau Ngati Toa rangatira Te Peehi and Te Rangihiroa mokopuna. 
IN ANY DOCUMENTATION WHATSOEVER.

IT HAS BEEN A LONG JOURNEY...
COMING BACK FROM BEING ALMOST EXTINGUISED BY GOVERNMENT AND GOVT AGENTS.
OUR STORY WILL BE TOLD... THROUGH OUR EYES...

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