Maori Land Protests: Hikoi and Bastion Point (Enhanced DVD)
For over two hundred years, the native Maori peoples of New Zealand found themselves ever more controlled and discriminated against by an increasing European population. By the 1930s, less than 10% of their sacred lands were left, and the Maori found themselves living as second-class citizens in their own homeland. Change finally came in 1975, when elder Whina Cooper organized a multi-tribal protest against Parliament. Watch the inspirational rising of the Maori people as they fought to reclaim their lost lands and culture, despite decades of resistance and retaliation from New Zealand authorities. This Enhanced DVD episode also has an educational worksheet available for printing to further immerse your learning experience.