Moving Toward a Māori Tribal Economy

Te Maire Tau, a member of the Māori in New Zealand, discusses how their tribe is fighting to reinstate indigenous rights to own property and build an economy. Tau says that tribal groups must actively shape the legislation that defines their economic future.

Tau is director of the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre at the University of Canterbury. As a historian on oral traditions, tribal genealogies, and indigenous knowledge systems, he served as an expert witness for the settlement of Ngāi Tahu’s Treaty of Waitangi claim.

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Te Maire Tau. Māori Land Rights: Living on the Periphery. PERC Reports: Volume 32, No.2, Fall/Winter 2013.

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