Jo Waitoa

Joanne Waitoa (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Rakaipaaka) is a Treaty Implementation Ranger at the Department of Conservation. She was a PhD student researching the diversity of Māori political activity. Her 2013 master’s thesis explored the role of social media in Māori political engagement.

Jul 7, 2020

Voting isn't everything: On Māori politics and the meaning of participation

Almost 170 years ago, Māori political processes were interrupted and displaced by a new, enforced electoral system. No wonder the Māori relationship to party politics is so complicated, writes Jo Waitoa.

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