How Waitangi Day became a day of protest

“What the hell have we got to celebrate?”

Waitangi Day commemorates the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and for many Māori it is a day to protest breaches of the treaty, the impact of colonisation on Māori, and to advocate for change.

We look at the history of protest at Waitangi and the role it has played in elevating Māori rights in Aotearoa.


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