New Myths and Old Politics: The Waitangi Tribunal and the Challenge of Tradition
Ngai Tahu leader Sir Tipene O'Regan reflects on what happens in Treaty settlement negotiations behind the scenes, and clashes between current ideologies and Maori identity.
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||24 June 2014 by Bridget Williams Books
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||By O'Regan, Tipene
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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, Sir Tipene O'Regan describes what happened when claims of New Age mysticism attempted to undermine traditional whakapapa and academic scholarship.
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Sir Tipene O'Regan is the former Chair of the Ngai Tahu Maori Trust Board, Ngai Tahu Holdings Corporation, Mawhera Incorporation, Te Ohu Kai Moana, the Sealord Group Ltd and Deputy Chair of Transit New Zealand. He led the Ngai Tahu claims, negotiation and settlement process 1985-1998. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Literature from the University of Canterbury in 1992. He holds Honorary Doctorates of Commerce from both Lincoln University and Victoria University of Wellington. He is Adjunct Professor at the Ngai Tahu Research Centre, University of Canterbury.