What it means to be at home in this land

This piece by Moana Jackson (who passed away in March this year) is based on a keynote address that he gave at the Shift Aotearoa Conference in 2019. 

It’s now a chapter in a new book Kāinga Tahi, Kāinga Rua: Māori Housing Realities and Inspirations, published by Bridget Williams Books.

Here, Moana talks about a Māori notion of home, how the Treaty offers a shared sense of home — “it gives people from somewhere else a chance to make a home in this land”.  And how constitutional transformation to remake this country into the kind of place the Treaty envisaged will mean that, “not only will everyone be housed, they will be homed in this place.”

Read the full article here: https://e-tangata.co.nz/comment-and-analysis/moana-jackson-what-it-means-to-be-at-home-in-this-land/