Posts Tagged ‘Ihumātao’

A TV series that foretold Ihumātao

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Aroha Bridge is a cartoon and political satire that started in 2013. Beyond telling relatable stories, it’s prescient. Ihumātao is a case of reality mimicking fiction. Aroha Bridge is being mimicked by the events happening at Ihumātau. In Aroha Bridge’s season three finale, Kamo Kamo Corporation constructs a wall separating Aroha Bridge from the rest of Read more

Ihumatao: Notions of achieving justice tested

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

The dispute currently being played out at Ihumatao will take Solomon-like wisdom to resolve. Given that all major parties involved, Fletcher Construction, the kaumatua who negotiated a deal with Fletchers, and the “protectors of the land” led by Pania Newton, are all acting legally and are all making reasonable claims concerning their interest in the Read more

Ihumātao is a watershed moment for this generation, it cannot be ignored

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

“This is what they’ll ask in the future, ‘what did you do about Ihumātao?’” A friend made that prediction as we drove through South Auckland, having seen thousands of people rally at this festival-like protest for indigenous rights. Like the Springbok Tour of 1981, or Vietnam War protests the decade before, many believe this event will Read more