The treaty of waitangi
The Treaty of Waitangi is the founding document of New Zealand. It is an agreement between the Crown and the Māori tribes and sub-tribes. It is named after the place in the Bay of Islands where the Treaty was first signed, on 6 February 1840.The treaty of waitangi is important because it keeping peace with maori and other new Zealand and to remember the history of new Zealand and to respect and appreciate maori culture and language.
The treaty of waitangi.it brings friendship between the maori and other new Zealanders and to have equal rights over land. It also reminds us about the 500 Maori chiefs and representatives of the British crown that signed it because they wanted peace between the two continents
Here are some of the key reason Maori natives felt it was safe,
The Crown has freedom to govern.The Crown has a duty to actively protect Maori interests
.protect Maori interests.The Crown has a duty to remedy past breaches.Maori retain rangatiratanga over their resources and taonga and have all the rights and privileges of citizenship
Why we respect our land. We respect a land because he live on it we are eat.This is what i’ve learnt that almost 700,000 people in new Zealand are maori. Secondly that having a treaty keeps peace between Maoris and the british. Also the treaty was signed on the 6th of February in 1840.Lastly many Maoris died defending their land.
In my summary,the treaty of waitangi is based on friendship between maori and other new Zealanders and to reflect on the pasted and to remember all of our ancestor tradition is important because we can respect maori culture and to learn to speak the language.