Graham Cameron

Graham Bidois Cameron (Ngāti Ranginui) is a doctoral student in the Department of Theology and Religion at Otago University. He is based in Tauranga Moana and a commentator on social and political issues concerning tāngata whenua

Ātea
Dec 16, 2017

Manus Island: why we can't keep our noses out of it

In order to be a good friend we don’t owe Australia our loyalty – we owe them honesty, writes Graham Cameron

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Ātea
Nov 30, 2017

How Hobson's Pledge is taking aim at Māori wards in Tauranga

Western Bay of Plenty council already voted in favour of Māori wards, but the partner of Hobson’s Pledge head honcho Don Brash is demanding a rate-payers' poll.

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Ātea
Nov 15, 2017

Māori health and education models can work for everyone

Graham Cameron uses his background in public service to look at how the dominant model in health and education is selling us all short.

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Ātea
Nov 2, 2017

Trudeau’s lesson for Ardern: Inspiring words are not enough

Hope and rhetoric are a great tonic but it's time to act, writes columnist Graham Cameron.

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Ātea
Oct 18, 2017

Why learning te reo Māori doesn’t have to be a political act

Graham Cameron proposes reasons for learning a language that have nothing to do with business.

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Ātea
Oct 4, 2017

Independence in a post-settlement state: ‘Our system is designed to maintain colonising power’

The violent suppression of the referendum in Catalonia holds lessons for iwi wishing to establish their independence in Aotearoa, writes Graham Cameron. In the main, the reporting on the Catalan referendum …

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Politics
Aug 29, 2017

National’s second language policy is an attack on te reo Māori

Choosing to relegate te reo into a group of languages is an insulting breach of treaty obligations, revealing a lack of serious commitment to the revitalisation of the language, argues Graham Cameron

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Politics
Mar 24, 2017

Amateurish games are turning the Māori seats into the irrelevancy Don Brash says they are

From the Māori-Mana deal to the Labour no-list gambit, short-sighted strategies risk excluding Māori voters from the conversation about Māori aspirations, writes Graham Cameron

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