Te Awekotuku, N. & Nikora, L.W. (2003) Nga taonga o Te Urewera. A Report prepared for the Waitangi Tribunal's Urewera District Inquiry, August (Wai 894, doc B6).
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This report sets out to establish that Te Urewera and Tuhoe - the place, the people - are synonymous. It is argued by two discrete approaches - cultural property and the significance of place. These are both enmeshed in the Tuhoe concept of matemateaone, which is defined and demonstrated throughout the text. Issues of Tuhoe heritage and cultural property are positioned within the international indigenous context, and considered in detail with reference to the United Nations Report on the Protection of the Heritage of Indigenous Peoples tabled in June 1995. A Tuhoe response to the nine sections of this document form the basis of this submission, as they clearly reflect the intentions and principles that configure the articles of the Treaty of Waitangi.