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.
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