Author(s): Michael Belgrave
The land claims presented before the Waitangi Tribunal, first established in 1975 as a permanent commision of inquiry to address claims by the Maori people, are discussed in this analysis of the role of legal courts and commissions in mediating disputes with indigenous peoples.
"[Belgrave's] richly contextualised account of 'the historical treaty' is a tour de force." --"Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History"
Michael Belgrave is a senior lecturer in history at the Albany Campus of Massey University. He has worked for the Waitangi Tribunal and was highly regarded for his work on the Ngai Tahu report.