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Cliff Curtis confirms NZ a potential hot spot for Avatar sequel

New Zealand has been tipped as one of the locations to film the sequel of Avatar. Movie star Cliff Curtis Maori Television to share his news with our reporter Taroi Black after meeting up with the film director, James Cameron, since landing a new role in this billion dollar franchise.

Claims Māori are not indigenous is disrespectful – Hone Sadler

Ngāpuhi elder Hone Sadler refutes claims that Māori are not indigenous to New Zealand. This comes after Northland historian Noel Hilliam claimed findings from a forensic expert at the University of Edingburgh shows people from Wales, the Mediterranean and China were here long before Māori.

West Papua independence leader seeks Māori backing for self-governance

West Papuan independence leader, Benny Wenda has returned to Aotearoa to gain support from indigenous Māori and Pacific people as part of a campaign to free his country.  It's alleged that the Indonesian province has had wide spread human rights violations over many decades

Protect Ihumātao campaigners to report breach to the UN

Tomorrow, Protect Ihumātao campaigners, Pania Newton and Delwyn Roberts will fly to New York to voice concerns at The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) to address alleged breaches of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) at Ihumātao.

Groundbreaking indigenous cartoon to launch on Australia’s NITV

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A groundbreaking new series exploring indigenous Aboriginal culture, country and language is about to launch on Australia’s NITV.

“Little J & Big Cuz” is a contemporary children’s animation series offering a proud and positive view of Aboriginal Australia and the opportunities for learning within it to young Indigenous kids as they prepare for school.

Kapa haka image used to highlight Māori as primitive

The Human Rights Commission says the use of an image of kapa haka members for a Treaty Gate message is racist. The Foundation has used an image of Te Mātārae I Ōrehu kapa haka members with a message that the Māori culture, by which our education system now defines itself, is a primitive culture.