Irihapeti Ramsden

 

Irihapeti Ramsden

  1. Māori have until recently been passive consumers of a health service that they have had little input into. As yet Māori have little control over funding, policy and delivery of health service in the State sector. Many Māori would argue that this situation is in contravention of the promise of the second article to protect the “unqualified exercise of Māori chieftainship…over lands, villages, and all their treasures” Tino rangatiratanga guarantee has not been realised while Māori cannot gain autonomy in health service and become accountable to Māori.
  2. The skills of analysis will enable us to stop the process of becoming exotic in our own land. (1995) Toi Wahine The Worlds of Māori Women. Penguin Books.
  3. Once were gardeners, once were astronomers, once were philosophers, once were lovers.
  4. In this country all the brown babies have a right to be confident about being brown