An open letter to the government from a Māori public health specialist

I feel like I am on the frontline. Not the one with the doctors and nurses and the protective PPE gear and the swabbing and injecting. But a public health, evidence-based, equity focused, Treaty frontline.

It’s scary here. Every day, I have to stop my tears from overwhelming me.

I am a public health physician and an associate professor in Māori Health at the University of Auckland. I have trained in epidemiology and I am immersed in health equity research. I can see and inherently know the terror being unleashed on my people. And I am deeply concerned.

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11 thoughts on “An open letter to the government from a Māori public health specialist”

  1. I suggest lets become one tribe of Human Beings so we cannot be divided at this time of govt atrocities.
    Together in the time of the Great Virus Hoax of 2020.
    Not to be separated by race, genders, sexual preferences etc as that is what the govt specializes in divide and conquer.Us v them.

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    1. Pleeeeze Anabel, if you read this in the heart & intent it is written it echos centuries of being unheard. It is NOT meant to divide. If any race, ANY people advocates for their rights it does not make them divisive! The ‘all one’ spiel was what was put out there the day the treaty was signed. Maori opted in to that spiritual covenant. How is reminding the writers of its obligations of their covenant being divisive? !! People can disagree & still be one.

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      1. You misunderstood, the Govt practices divide and conquer strategies as a control tool.
        If we are all human beings and should not forget that we are one we should not be fully identified with a race or skin color .
        The Crown’s bogus treaty is not a spiritual covenant, nothing that separates is spiritual.

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        1. Yes I am very aware the govt does that Anabel. They always have. They started out on the nation of India with that one. It’s how a few thousand managed to control quite a few million.

          “Should not be fully identified with a race or skin colour”??? That statement is right out of the New World Order global government ‘handbook’ !. That has been one of their key instruments in assimilating us all into the melting pot in order to take control. And yes the treaty is a bogus spiritual covenant alright, however it WAS signed by both parties & seen as a spiritual covenant by one at least. Bogus or not a promise was made & therefore a covenant. Same thing. Maintaining one’s own cultural identity & insisting the other party respect it is NOT being divisive.

          Your ‘all one’ statement is merely the oft repeated cover phrase for ‘assimilate’.

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        2. Not at all Pam. It did not use the word assimilate you did.
          Realizing our oneness as human beings is not the same as the words you use “assimilate”. Its actually the opposite the nwo wants and creates a separate communities based on sexual preference (LBTG)and they away keep races like Maori separate they have created a victim culture for Maori.Which is dis empowering.
          The bogus treaty is all the Crown has to prove its legitimacy ( its actually an illegitimate govt legally speaking). All parties that signed the contract ( which most of signatories did not understand)are dead.
          (To be a “British subject” even with privileges is not good thing.)

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        3. The Crown’s trickery is just a whole other layer Anabel. Many of us know that. Many don’t. And yes I know they employ divide & rule. The whole point of this article though (returning to the point of the discussion) is that their way of doing things, as usual, is being ignored. And my point is … stating that fact is NOT being separatist.

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        4. assimilate means, you become like ‘us’, our subjects … and as you pointed out earlier, you lose your own identity. Forget your language, your culture, who you are. That is genocide. And victim culture? Questioning the current narrative is definitely not reflective of a victim culture.

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    1. Thing is ‘it’s the same for everybody’ is the big lie right there Steve. It’s not the same because we are different, period. So when you take over another people’s country & lands, and impose your own values on it, & smooth it all over with a treaty that respects/ensures different ways of doing things then only pays that treaty lipservice then yes it surely turns into divide & rule (by design I’m sure). Given the now sick state of the system it’s not rocket science to figure out which system is the humane one.

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      1. There’s also a big difference between the cities and the rural areas. We country people are accustomed to see the city folk get the cream off the top, in every way, all the time. Here is one situation where we might hope to reap some benefit?…ooooops, no, that would not be fair?

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