Maori did not give up sovereignty: Waitangi Tribunal

LOL, Another dumb statement.

A landmark ruling on the Treaty of Waitangi says Maori agreed to share power and authority with Britain, but did not agree to cede sovereignty over New Zealand.

The rangatira, or Maori leaders, who signed te Tiriti o Waitangi in February 1840 did not give up sovereignty to the British Crown, according to stage one of The Waitangi Tribunal’s inquiry into Te Paparahi o te Raki (the great land of the north) Treaty claims.

“That is, they did not cede authority to make and enforce law over their people or their territories,” the tribunal said.

*** from the Article 1 of the treaty it says. “cede to Her Majesty the Queen of England absolutely and without reservation all the rights and powers
of Sovereignty” ***

Shows they cant read their own treaty.

Shows that the Waitangi Tribunal is very racist indeed.