Madeleine de Young

Madeleine de Young is a writer, digital consultant and indigenous storyteller. She lives in Auckland and works in Kapiti.

Society
Jan 31, 2017

Ignore the 'haters' – this Waitangi Day, the right to protest is more relevant than ever

Radio host and political commentator Duncan Garner calls protestors at the Waitangi Marae "self-appointed meatheads" who "hijack the holiday for feeble grandstanding and cheap shots". It's just the latest attempt by Pākehā to ridicule and invalidate the Māori tradition of protest, says Madeleine de Young.

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