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Donna Awatere's Maori sovereignty (1st of 1)

Donna Awatere's Maori sovereignty

The cover of Donna Awatere's 1984 book shows kuia (women elders) of Tai Tokerau at Waitangi National Marae on 6 February 1975. The book had originally been published in parts in the feminist journal Broadsheet. It developed a powerful argument about the costs to Māori of cultural imperialism and the importance of indigenous peoples recovering their own cultures.

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Reference: Donna Awatere Huata, Maori sovereignty. Auckland: Broadsheet, 1984.
Photograph by John Miller

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Jock Phillips, 'Ideas in New Zealand - Identity politics', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 22 Oct 2014