Kua tangohia ētahi taputapu tā o ngā rangatira māori e tētahi whārangi ipurangi e tohu taratara ana i te māori. I tuku amuamu, atu i Aotearoa ki a Fineartamerica me a rātou ringa toi ā nā te kaha kitea o te hapori ā ipurangi kua whakakorehia katoatia aua pikitia i roto i ngā hāora rua tekau ma whā kua hipa. Kei a Talisa Kupenga ngā taipitopito.
Nā te kaha o te ao ipurangi, te kaha hoki o te iwi Māori kua whakakorea te hoko atu i etahi momo rawa ki nga pikitia tupuna o roto i te rā kotahi.
Hei tā te Kaitiaki taonga o Toi o Tāmaki a Nigel Borell says, "it just reminds us that we need to be, in 2016, just as vigilant about copyright and misappropriation as we were ten, fifteen, twenty-years ago when it was the hot issue, it reminds us that it is still important today."
Tata ki te tekau ma rima nga pikitia Lindauer, he pikitia mokomōkai hoki, nā nga ringatoi tokorua rerekē, i tuku ki te ao whānui kia hokona atu ki te wharangi ipurangi o fineartamerica.
"I think that there's always a moral obligation to remember that they are portraits and images of people they're not fictional people they're real people,” hei tā Borell.
E ai ki a Edward Fielding ki a Te Kaea ā koia te tohunga whakapani I hoko I te pikitia moko mokai, kāore ia I te tuku whakaiti engari hei tāna kei te noho ia hei tekoteko whakatuaki mo ngā pikitia a Lindauer. I riro hoki i a ia ētahi īmera whakatuma nā ētahi māori I Aotearoa. Koirā noa iho āna kōrero ā kua iri tana waea.
"I think ignorance is bliss and the one thing you can't do is you can't un-know something when someone tells you that that's offensive of that we do have a lineage to that person. Regardless if you live in Whakatane or San Francisco.”
I tono a Te Kāea ki a fineartamerica engari kaore he hua, kaore ano hoki e taea e Te Kāea te korero ki te ringatoi nānā ano nga pikitia Lindauer i whakairi.