Kaupapa: US Elections 2016

Māori voting in US Elections disappointed with “Crazy” Campaign

Kei waenganui i ngā miriona tāngata o tēnei whenua he kaipōti Māori e āwangawanga ana ki te āhua mōrikarika o tēnei kōwhiringa.

E ai ki a Ram Todd (Ngāti Kahungunu), “This is the craziest of all the elections because it’s one way or the other and to me there’s one ideal person and they’ve both have their downfalls they’re trying to make each other uglier than the other.”

Hei tā Miriama Patterson (Ngāpuhi), “I’ve seen families split down the center I’ve seen friends split down the center I’ve seen to the point where people are saying you know ‘we’re not friends anymore. I’m blocking you from Facebook I’m not going to discuss that with you, I thought you were intelligent, I had a lot of respect for you but I don’t have any respect anymore,’ and I’m like seriously?

E ai ki a Alby McIlroy (Tūhoe), “I can’t understand and these are my own thoughts why anybody would be thinking of even nominating Trump”

Ki tā ngā kaipōti Māori, e whakapōrearea ana ngā korero hahani o tēnei kōwhiringa i te marea, kua hōha hoki rātou ki te aro kore o tēnei tokorua ki nga raru nui kei te peehi nei i ngā iwi taketake o Amerika

“Not much has been said about the first nations, it’s a shame it’s a shame because they’ve been here they are the first people here,” says Mcllroy.

“People don’t want to hear about it they want to insulate themselves they want to cut themselves off they want to say, well that has nothing to do with me it’s got nothing to do with what’s going on in my life it’s just a pack of whatever, but it’s not because we’re talking about, not just pipelines we’re talking about water we are talking about the life of the planet,” says Patterson.

Nā runga i aua whakaaro, kotahi noaiho te pātai e toe ana, nā wai tā rātou pōti.

“Well that’s the beauty of it I can vote and I don’t have to tell you,” hei tā Patterson.

“I can’t go with Republican, for me I have to stick with the Democrats,” hei tā Mcllroy.

Ko te aronga nui a ngā kaiwhakataetae i tēnei wā, ko ngā takiwā ngākaurua o Amerika. Ahakoa e mea ana te nuinga o ngā tatauranga, kei mua kē te ihu o Clinton I tēnei tauwhāinga, e hia miriona tāngata kei te kaha tautoko I a Trump. Na reira ko te āhua nei he whawhai tonu kei te haere. Hei āpōpō tātau ka mōhio ko wai ka puta hei toa.