Feint and Feather: Part 3

This post was intended to include documentation of evidence in support of the Waitangi (Wai) Claim 2197. Unfortunately, the file is way too big and could not be uploaded to the website. In light of this, I can only offer to send you file on request.

Feint and Feather: Part 2

The Stones of 'Reti' and Toa' is in essence about the relationship between bloodlines and boundaries and how this was established going back to mythology of the cosmos. The Stones of Reti and Toa 1

Feint of Feather: Part 1

This will be the last post on my website. It represents the culmination of years of thinking around what constitutes justice or redress in the aftermath of breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi for Māori people in Aotearoa New Zealand. I argue that the Waitangi Tribunal, which is tasked with preparing claimants to go to [...]

Confusions of Race and Racism: ‘Some’ Clarifications

To know and not do, is to not yet know (Confucius) Race-ism is the elephant in the room few of western mainstream culture or society dare to mention except perhaps when speaking of the past – of history – not the present. To speak of race nowadays is okay when celebrating black achievements in sport [...]

The making of victimology in response to lockdown

Chip Le Grand writes “While lockdowns were aimed to protect at-risk sectors of the community, they also created new vulnerabilities as shown by the spike in eating disorders among young people” (Running on empty, The Age Weekend Magazine, August 20 2022, an edited extract from his book Lockdown (published by Monash, 2022). He continues: “young people have missed [...]

Hawthorn has a problem but is not the problem

Race, racism, racialisation and denialism within Australian culture and society To talk about race and racism is fraught because it invariably means to risk getting peoples’ shackles up warranting a quick rebuke. As prickly subject matter, they touch a nerve to trigger denial, which I know from experience. In 2008, I submitted a letter to [...]

Living with Covid: A False Dawn

Stella Coram August 28, 2021 I begin by declaring my bias if not gleaned by the heading. I agree on the need for lockdown. One could be forgiven for thinking that ‘living with Covid-19’ is the only option available. As a key policy framework for nations with vaccination rates in the order of 70%, and [...]