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Aboriginality and the ‘assisted dying’ debate..

I have just read a post I thought was pretty important to share. While my last post was pretty much only a ‘call to enter the debate’ about assisted dying and Māori and Pasifika attitudes, this post by Paul Russell explores some of the i...
by Sparrowhawk/Kārearea on Feb 23, 2016

Aboriginality and the ‘assisted dying’ debate..

I have just read a post I thought was pretty important to share. While my last post was pretty much only a ‘call to enter the debate’ about assisted dying and Māori and Pasifika attitudes, this post by Paul Russell explores some of the i...
by Sparrowhawk/Kārearea on Feb 23, 2016

On that sad height; Māori, Pasifika and the assisted dying debate.

...the time is ripe now for Māori and Pacific peoples to be heard in what is developing into a nation-wide debate. Except I’m not hearing them.
by Sparrowhawk/Kārearea on Feb 22, 2016

On that sad height; Māori, Pasifika and the assisted dying debate.

...the time is ripe now for Māori and Pacific peoples to be heard in what is developing into a nation-wide debate. Except I’m not hearing them.
by Sparrowhawk/Kārearea on Feb 22, 2016

Waitangi & the Unsung Virtue of Uncertainty

It’s never very far from my memory; the time in 1988 I took a taxi to Jupiter’s Casino on the Gold Coast with a couple of army friends of mine. All I can really recall is shrinking down into the back seat, between my companions, in bemus...
by Sparrowhawk/Kārearea on Jan 28, 2016

Waitangi & the Unsung Virtue of Uncertainty

It’s never very far from my memory; the time in 1988 I took a taxi to Jupiter’s Casino on the Gold Coast with a couple of army friends of mine. All I can really recall is shrinking down into the back seat, between my companions, in bemus...
by Sparrowhawk/Kārearea on Jan 28, 2016

Mā te Whakamā: culture shaming & the China syndrome

It was the feeling of dread that first alerted me. A post had slipped by on my feed, a beautiful young woman with a moko kauai, on one knee, glaring at me through my screen. “Miss New Zealand performs haka in China.” Hmm, beauty pageants...
by Sparrowhawk/Kārearea on Dec 20, 2015

Mā te Whakamā: culture shaming & the China syndrome

It was the feeling of dread that first alerted me. A post had slipped by on my feed, a beautiful young woman with a moko kauai, on one knee, glaring at me through my screen. “Miss New Zealand performs haka in China.” Hmm, beauty pageants...
by Sparrowhawk/Kārearea on Dec 20, 2015

Mormonism & the Art of Exclusion

When I converted to Christianity about 15 years ago my dear, late Mother was not impressed. An avowed agnostic, (if perennial fence sitters can be said to be ‘avowed’ in anything) her very first words upon my telling her were: “Re...
by Sparrowhawk/Kārearea on Nov 7, 2015

Mormonism & the Art of Exclusion

When I converted to Christianity about 15 years ago my dear, late Mother was not impressed. An avowed agnostic, (if perennial fence sitters can be said to be ‘avowed’ in anything) her very first words upon my telling her were: “Re...
by Sparrowhawk/Kārearea on Nov 7, 2015

The Legal Māori Resource Hub on a national stage…The Video…

So here’s what I was doing last Wednesday, giving an address at the National Digital Forum about the Legal Māori Resource Hub. Watch it (and other marvellous presentations) here. Words matter, and the history of how words are used also matter...
by Sparrowhawk/Kārearea on Oct 19, 2015


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