Yesterday in Otara there was a hui held by a group newly-formed to fight Maori child abuse. Initially I felt some interest that Maori were picking up the challenge... but not for long. If this attitude is typical of the other participants then it's going nowhere fast.
Ella Henry said, "Together with the dual evils of colonization and urbanization in the 1950’s which has resulted in an intergenerational cycle of poverty, alcohol & drug use, hopelessness and frustration, these are all contributing factors. We say this not to excuse the actions of child-abusers but more as an analysis of what has happened to te iwi Maori over the last 150 years”
The Civilian on the Green’s flip flop
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