Nā Tina Ngata
I would like to start this post off by acknowledging the Indigenous Peoples of the lands involved here:
Nā tēnei mokopuna a ngā whānau whānui o Ngāti Porou, i te Tai Rāwhiti o Te Ika a Maui, tēnei te mihi atu kia koutou te iwi mōrehu, te iwi māia i Parihitini – e Kōkā ma, e Koro ma, e Tama ma – tēnā koutou.
Kia koutou hoki aku tuakana i Motu Honu Nui/Abya Yala me Hawai’i – tēnā koutou.
And to you, Lieb Leibovitz, I will say: E Noho (take a seat).
Just like broader society – there are Māori who support Israel.
I mean not many, but they’re there.
There are many more who support, and empathise, with Palestine. Māori support of Palestine is well documented, and voiced, through communities such as Kia Ora Gaza – and proudly represented by Māori MP Marama Davidson
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