Sunday, July 14, 2013

Template submission to Constitutional Advisory Panel

The deadline for submissions to the Constitutional Advisory Panel is 31 July 2013

Maria Bargh and I have put together a one page template submission that notes fundamental concerns about the process and also recommends that existing constitutional protections for Māori be maintained. The template submission can be found here 

If you support the points made in this template, you can fill out your details at the top and send it to the Panel.

You can either attach it to an email and send it to with “CAP submission” in the subject line.

Or, you can print it out and post it to:

Secretariat, Constitutional Advisory Panel
C/o Ministry of Justice
DX SX10088

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Meeting of Indigenous Peoples in Alta, Norway

Last month I participated in a meeting of Indigenous Peoples in Alta, Norway.  This meeting was part of the preparatory process for the UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples to be held in September 2014. As part of the process of disseminiating information about the World Conference and reporting back on developments at the Alta preparatory meeting, myself and two other delegate from Aotearoa have put together a de-brief paper which sets out some of the background to the Alta meeting and identifies key issues for consideration from this point on.  This hopefully provides a little context for the official final outcome document from the Alta meeting.