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The Moriori Renaissance: A living identity and culture

In his book “Moriori: A People Rediscovered”, NZ historian Dr Michael King said that “no other people in New Zealand history and few elsewhere in the world have suffered the slander that has been heaped upon Moriori”. Maui Solomon will present the history and peace traditions of the Moriori people on Rekohu/Chatham Islands, and the renaissance that has been occurring over the last 35 years to re-establish Moriori as a living identity and culture.

Maui Solomon is a barrister with over 25 years experience as an advocate for the Moriori peoples, and has also represented Maori tribes in the Waitaingi Tribunal and Maori land courts. He is the grandson of Tommy Solomon, the last known Moriori of full blood. Maui was instrumental in the establishment of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago.

Date Thursday, 19 April 2018
Time 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Audience Public
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Open Seminar
DepartmentNational Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
LocationQuad 1, Geology Building
Contact NameRosemary McBryde
Contact Phone+64 3 479 4546

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