The Treaty Debates, first held in 2005, make a major contribution to national discussions about the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand's founding document.
This year, we focus on the place of the Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand’s constitutional arrangements. Participants include two prominent lawyers and a panel of young people
Treaty of Waitangi scholar Dr Claudia Orange hosts Te Papa's annual forum onnew developments in the relationship between Māori and the Crown.
Leading Treaty of Waitangi scholar Dr Claudia Orange chairs an exciting series of thought-provoking debates on the recent changes to the foreshore and seabed legislation and power sharing in the 21st century.
Dr Claudia Orange, Director History and Pacific Cultures at Te Papa, chairs a series of debates on the role of Māori in economic development, and in Parliament.
January 2008 saw the return of the much-anticipated series of debates exploring the Treaty of Waitangi – its place in New Zealand history and its meaning today.
First held in 2005 and continued in 2006 they have become a notable contribution to the national debate over the Treaty of Waitangi.
Following the success of last year's nationally broadcast Treaty debates, this year's series features Waitangi Tribunal Chief Judge Joe Williams, Law Commission head Sir Geoffrey Palmer, Api Mahuika, chairman of Ngati Porou runanga, and businessman Pat Snedden.
The debates are organised by Te Papa in partnership with the NZ Centre for Public Law at Victoria University of Wellington.
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