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  1. Part one of five from this full length documentary.

  2. Part two of five from this full length documentary.

  3. Part three of five from this full length documentary.

  4. Part four of five from this full length documentary.

  5. Part five of five from this full length documentary.

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“When old and young come together to do this, it shows the strength of their convictions.”
This film is a detailed chronicle of a key moment in the Māori renaissance: the 1975 land march led by then 79-year-old Whina Cooper. A coalition of Māori groups set out from the far north for Wellington, opposed to further loss of their land. This early doco from director Geoff Steven, shot by Leon Narbey, includes interviews with many of those on the march: Eva Rickard, Tama Poata and Whina Cooper; there is stirring evidence of Cooper’s oratory skills.

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 Geoff Steven
 Tama Poata
 Leon Narbey

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 Jess Aralman

Jess Aralman

is there information available in regards to the Flag that was flown through the hikoi please



I had the privilege of joining this hikoi, a young mother then of a 3 year old. I part walked & part drove, sharing sections of the hikoi with my partner. I was so unaware of the land issues, even my own family’s history – how land was stolen colonially and then, currently. Our histories have been so sanitized and … well, hidden from us. My education then was just beginning and I’ve since observed/learned that the colonizer raped & pillaged indigenous peoples right around the planet. Cecil Rhodes had a vision for white English people to rule the world. All of the rhetoric about civilization and such like was a big lie. Their written ideals and philosophies I find reflect a deliberate intent for genocide which explains the massive decimations of indigenous populations everywhere. NZ was to be assimilated. These characters are still at their evil game, evicting indigenous peoples from their lands as we speak, still raping, pillaging and lying.

 Dawn K. Wasson

Dawn K. Wasson

The moolelo or korero of Whina Kupa have always inspired native people all over the world. As a Kupuna of Hawaii surely these women, Eva Rickard, Titewhai Harawira and others have walked the talk. What was the goal, e malama ka aina, e malama ka aina kakou, take care of the land, the land will take care of us. It goes deeper, its the connection to Akua, the creator of the land, nature, the elements. We must take responsibility for the present and the future to our people and those who understand take care of Mother Earth, the aina, the land. A sense of place. All these women participated in social, political and economic issues but it was always about the LAND, man's need and greed for it. We will march, demonstrate, in any arena to protect the lands of our ancestors. Mahalo to these Maori Women who gave us Hawaiian Women fire in our belly to IMUA E move forward. Nui Ke aloha ia oukou.

 Marie Winitana

Marie Winitana

Very moving and powerful footage. Thanks for sharing



After reading about Dame whina Cooper waiting for a man to stand and take lead she stood to share what she new and to implant to others Big thank you.Titiwhai Harawira that she alongside a women with strength Kaha and power been with Dame Whina Cooper and Eva Richards was on a Hikoi 1984 what she learnt that day and impowered that spirit into her her son Honi Harawira to me the man Whina cooper waited to speak was still growing and because of his Mother she had the speaker I believe as A Maori Honi Harawira had alot of kaha to go and speak the way he does and at the same time good Mauri-ora for us Maoris to have the same Kaha and take back what the devil stole those who read this comment Ranginui walker wrote a book Ka Whawhai Tonu Matou Struggle without end lets get behind this drive for Maori and Help MANA PARTY get seats in parliment so we get a say what happens to our mokos future let me show you in this great book Titewhai needs to be reckonize as a great leader I wish to get to meet Mrs Harawira and listen to the stories she has about the Hikoi no negatives to my email please

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