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To: New Zealand Government

Recognise the rights of moko

Recognise the rights of moko

Ki te Kawanatanga - to the New Zealand Government,

Please amend section 21 of the Human Rights Act 1993 to include 'moko','moko kauae','mataora', ta moko' as prohibited grounds for discrimination.

Why is this important?

Moko, a divine treasure etched into the skin to enhance the cultural identity of Māori in New Zealand. Moko, beautiful markings reflecting the whakapapa (geneology), history and mana of the wearer. Moko, an important traditional practice used by Maori since time immemorial.

Please support this petition to include 'moko','moko kauae','mataora', 'ta moko' as prohibited grounds for discrimination. History tells us our tipuna enjoyed freedom of movement as moko wearers, a legacy we should able be able to carry on as well.


Reasons for signing

  • I'm tangatewhenua blood line.
  • Our whakapapa
  • BECAUSE MOKO KAUAE IS APART OF US OUR CULTURE OUR RIGHT AS THE NATIVE PEOPLE OF AOTEAROA.

Updates

2020-08-29 07:51:04 +1200

1,000 signatures reached

2020-08-15 11:12:07 +1200

500 signatures reached

2020-08-14 07:42:12 +1200

100 signatures reached

2020-08-14 03:00:56 +1200

50 signatures reached

2020-08-13 22:49:08 +1200

25 signatures reached

2020-08-13 17:03:20 +1200

10 signatures reached