Maori protest is not the disorganised and isolated activity of a minority radical element...What have Maori been protesting about? What has been achieved? This book provides an overview of the contemporary Maori protest 'movement', a summary of the rationale behind the actions, and a wonderful collection of photographs of the action - the protests, the marches and the toil behind the scenes. And it provides a glimpse of the fruits of that protest - the Waitangi Tribunal and the opportunity to prepare, present and negotiate Treaty settlements; Maori language made an official language; Maori-medium education; Maori health providers; iwi radio and, in 2004, Maori television.
Aroha Harris (Nga Puhi, Te Rarawa) is a writer, researcher and historian who currently lectures in history at the University of Auckland. She is a three-time finalist in the Awards for Maori Writers.