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Hīkoi: Forty Years of Māori Protest—Aroha Harris (2004)

This book provides an overview of the contemporary Māori protest ‘movement’: what have Māori been protesting about and what has been achieved?

Publication details

Harris, A. Hīkoi: Forty Years of Māori Protest. Wellington: Huia, 2004.

About the book

Māori protest is not the disorganised and isolated activity of a minority radical element of society. Hikoi: Forty Years of Māori Protest (2004) written by Dr Aroha Harris (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi) Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Auckland provides an overview of the contemporary Māori protest ‘movement’, a summary of the rationale behind the actions and a collection of photographs of the action—the protests, the marches and the toil behind the scenes.

Hikoi also provides a glimpse of the fruits of that protest – the Waitangi Tribunal and the opportunity to prepare, present and negotiate Treaty settlements; Māori was made an official language; the flourishing of Māori medium education and Māori health providers and the development of iwi radio and Māori Television.

Further information 


This publication is part of the series Te Takarangi:Celebrating Māori publications - a sample list of 150 non-fiction books produced by a partnership between Royal Society Te Apārangi and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.