Native Affairs - He iwi taketake (Wāhanga Tuatahi)

Kei te noho koniahi tātou ki te iwi Maohi. Ko ō tātou whanaunga, ā, ka tū mai rātou ki te mātāraetanga o te tino rangatiratanga.

I uru tomokia a French Polynesia e te iwi Wīwī i te tau 1842. Ā, ka pērā anō pea a Aotearoa, ki te kore a Ngāi Māori e waitohu i Te Tiriti o Waitangi, e rua tau ki muri.

Nō taua wā, kua tohetohe te tini o ngā rangatira o Tahiti, Maohi anō hoki kia whai tino rangatiratanga ai ō rātou iwi kainga. I tēnei tau, kua ea tētahi moemoea. I whakahokia anōtia ai te whenua o French Polynesia ki te rārangi o ngā whenua me taipūwhenuatia e rātou. Heoi, kāre te nuinga i te hari kia whakamutu i te hono ki Wīwī.

I te wāhanga tuatahi o tēnei pūrongo motuhake, ka tatai haere a Iulia Leilua i ngā hononga i waenga i ngā whakamātautau uruhanga a Wīwī, me te whawhai mutunga kore ā te Maohi mō te mana motuhake.