Carrie Stoddart-Smith

Carrie Stoddart-Smith (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whātua) is a Principal Trade and Economies Consultant at Opinio Native Aotearoa, a consultancy she founded in January 2020, to honour indigenous knowledge by creating an environment that celebrates an liberates indigenous voices globally. She ran for the Māori Party in the electorate of Pakuranga in the 2017 general election.

Ātea
Oct 3, 2020

My beloved Māori Party has let me down with its immigration policy

After meeting today to address their unpopular immigration policy, the Māori Party have made some concessions. It still isn't good enough, writes former candidate Carrie Stoddart-Smith.

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Ātea
Feb 13, 2018

Let’s not sacrifice charter schools for Māori to an ideological war

An education system must work for all. Let’s deal with the issues rather than wholesale abandon the Kura Hourua concept, argues Carrie Stoddart-Smith.

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Politics
Apr 19, 2017

The phrase 'Māori tribal elite' really tells you something – about the person using it

The debate around concessions negotiated by the Māori Party in the resource management bill has seen the 'Māori tribal elite' slur rears its head again. It is part of a long history, writes Carrie Stoddart-Smith, of attempts to colonise tangata whenua.

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Politics
Feb 28, 2017

On whanaungatanga, and how I startled myself by contemplating a vote for Bill English

The National leader's mana-enhancing approach was as impressive as the Labour leader's 'not kaupapa' outburst was depressing, says Carrie Stoddart-Smith.

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