New myths and old politics the Waitangi Tribunal and the challenge of tradition

O'Regan, Tipene

Series: BWB texts
76 pages
Contents1. We are Ngāi Tahu -- 2. New light on history -- 3. But who is the Iwi? -- 4. The emergence of 'Waitaha' -- 5. Secrets of the ancient elders? -- 6. The issue of scholarly standards
Summary: Negotiating a claim before the Waitangi Tribunal can involve troubling challenges to an iwi's legitimacy, sometimes from unexpected places. In this unique behind-the-scenes account of the negotiation of Ngai Tahu's Waitangi Tribunal claim, Tipene O'Regan describes what happened when claims of New Age mysticism attempted to undermine traditional whakapapa and academic scholarship
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