Last month the Tribunal ruled that it had jurisdiction to hear Ngāti Kahu's application for binding recommendations against the Crown (i.e. order the Crown to return SoE and Crown forest lands plus compensation to Ngāti Kahu). It also asked Ngāti Kahu to make submissions on what criteria and principles it should take into account when hearing that application. Ngāti Kahu filed its memo on 4th May.
The history of Ngāti Kahu at the UN is quite long.
Ngāti Kahu is a member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and, although we do not attend every session of the Forum, this is the third time we have sent a delegation to let the other indigenous peoples of the world know what this government is really doing to Māori katoa - which is the main purpose for our membership in participation.
02/05/12: URGENCY APPLICATIONS TO WAITANGI TRIBUNAL ON THE CROWN'S DEEDS OF SETTLEMENT WITH TE AUPŌURI, TE RARAWA AND NGĀITAKOTO
02/05/12: STATEMENT TO CROWN AND COUNCILS ON MINERAL EXPLORATION AQUCULTURE AND OTHER RESOURCE ACITVITIES
The links below are to documents that provide and seek information about developing a model for a constitution for our country based on our tikanga and fundamental values, He Whakaputanga o Te Rangatiratanga o Niu Tireni (the 1835 Declaration of Hapū Sovereignty) and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.