Separatist or radically inclusive? What NZ’s He Puapua report really says about the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Activity: Engagement case studiesCommunity


This article, informed especially by my book 'We Are All Here to Stay' brought clarity to a highly contested report to the government on how it might implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

This activity is complex because it involves the collection, explanation, interpretation, and presentation of diverse and contested theoretical ideas. It is complex because it translates theoretically difficult concepts into easily understandable terms for a non-specialist audience and applies them to questions of contemporary public policy. It is complex because it draws on ideas developed through my research published over several years. This means that time and effort cannot be quantified with precision but that it is, nevertheless, substantial. The diversity of end-users is evident in the number of readers across at least five jurisdictions and the engagement plans and briefings occurred with the commissioning editor.
Period07 Jul 2021
Work forThe Conversation, Australia
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Sustainable Development Goals

  • SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Countries where activity occurred

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom