Think Talk: The Two Treaties
Tuesday 5 November 2024 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Elizabeth will discuss the argument that developed in her scholarship since the 1990s. The argument proposes that there are two versions of the Treaty of Waitangi. The first is the historical 1840 Treaty – the 'Articles Treaty'. The second is what Elizabeth calls the 'Principles Treaty'. It dates from 1986 when the principles were first included in legislation. Elizabeth will explain the implications for New Zealand democracy of detaching the meaning of the 1840’s Articles and reinventing a new meaning for the contemporary Principles’ version.
About Professor Elizabeth Rata, University of Auckland.
Professor Rata has two areas of research expertise. The first is about the politics of retribalisation in New Zealand. Her second research area identifies how the education system supports retribalism's ideology by removing the type of knowledge and associated thinking abilities needed for liberal democracy. Her university profile is https://profiles.auckland.ac.nz/e-rata; personal website www.elizabethrata.com
Please register for this talk so we can plan seating for the expected numbers. A small donation on arrival at the door is appreciated.