Treaty of Waitangi Settlements
The settlement of iwi claims under the Treaty of Waitangi has been a prominent feature of New Zealand’s political and legal landscape over the last thirty years. It has drawn international attention, as other nations seek ways to build new relationships between indigenous peoples and the state. Here leading scholars from the fields of law, history, Maori studies and politics provide a comprehensive account of the settlement process. The contributors examine the history of Treaty claims and the impact of Treaty settlements. The major settlements are considered, and their impact on the management and ownership of key resources (such as lands, forests, fisheries). The economic and social consequences for Maori are debated, along with the impact of the settlement process on the Crown’s relationship with Maori. As the settlement of historical claims draws toward a close (forecast for 2014), this timely book considers the achievements and controversies of Treaty settlements over the years. How successful has the process been in redressing historic grievances? Are Treaty settlements truly ‘full and final’? Are major issues left unresolved?
And how does New Zealand’s attempt to build a new relationship between indigenous people and the state rate internationally?
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Nicola Wheen is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Otago. Janine Hayward is Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Otago. Both have published widely in the fields of law and politics, and together edited The Waitangi Tribunal: Te Roopu Whakamana i te Tiriti o Waitangi (2004). Contributors: Michael Belgrave, Dean Cowie, Baden Vertongen , Maureen Hickey, Paerau Warbrick, Linda Te Aho, Margaret Mutu, Michael Stevens, Damian Stone, Robert Joseph, Maria Bargh, and Mai Chen. Foreword by Alan Ward.