They inspired him to shift the struggle for Maori self-determination, or rangatiratanga
into the realisation of freedom.
1995) Cultural Justice: A Colonial Contradiction or a Rangatiratanga
There are the official flags that speak to national identity and the 'unofficial' flags like the Maori Tino Rangatiratanga
flag that speak to cultural identity.
One of the original leaders of Tamahaki wrote to the government that if the Department of Conservation can charge people to use the facilities it built on their land, 'the rangatiratanga
(sovereignty) of Te Whanau o Tieke is clearly meaningless' (Bristol 1993).
Let the [Maori] councils operate, wait and perhaps the rangatiratanga
(52) of this land will be like that of Haiti, with wealth, power and laws because we are striving for the right cause.
They were determined to reclaim their tino rangatiratanga
(self-determination) and self esteem to strengthen their wairua and hope for their children's wellbeing, whanau and themselves.
Dr Sharples says each iwi has rangatiratanga
rights over its area and should have the right to decide whether mining can be allowed.
To thrive independently is the objective of most Maori organisations although the road for organisations in achieving tino rangatiratanga
will be undertaken through their relationships and alliances with others" (Knox 2004:20).
In particular, the author considers the many ways in which Maori continued to seek rangatiratanga
or autonomy into the twentieth century and how the Crown responded to their varied strategies.
Roger Maaka and Augie Fleras name the Archimedean point where such reflection could locate itself: the Maori notion of tino rangatiratanga
Sovereignty was exchanged for the protection of Rangatiratanga
; the treaty established a partnership imposing on the partners a duty to act reasonably and in good faith; and Maori are to retain Rangatiratanga
over their resources and taonga.
While Pakeha have always upheld that the Treaty transferred rangatiratanga
to the Crown, Maori argue that rangatiratanga
, understood as the powers and obligations of traditional Chiefs, cannot be ceded; what was transferred was governance, kawanatanga.