Saturday 17 October 2009

October 15 solidarity in Otautahi / Christchurch

Twenty five Tūhoe and supporters in Otautahi / Christchurch marched from Te Whare Roimata community centre to Cathedral Square on Thursday October 15, to mark the second anniversary of the police terror raids. As well as a protest against the police raids on the Tūhoe community of Ruatoki and houses around the country, the hikoi was a also a celebration of Tūhoe’s long and proud history of resistance. Small protests in that big Square often feel a bit gloomy, but not this time. With colourful banners and beautiful waitata Tūhoe showed how to protest in style.
For more information on the October 15th 2007 raids, check out October 15th Solidarity, and the UNITYblog archives for October, November and December 2007.

1 comment:

Garry said...

Tena koutou ki te Whanau

Tuatahi Ngaa mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa

1st of all warm greetings to you all.

A big thank you to the reporter and writer (Dave). Yes Tuhoe do things their own way and are unique strong and clear. I was proud to be there with my whanau, Tuhoe ki Waitaha. Awesome video : - ) And one small correction please. Te Whare Roimata is not only a bi cultural (in it's truest sense) community house but it is also a marae.

Once again thanks and thanks to those who came and those who simply sent their love.


He Pakeha au
No Whanganui a tara au
Kei Otautahi taku kainga tuturu
Ko Tuhoe taku wairua
Ko Te Whare Roimata taku marae
Ko Tuhoe ki Waitaha me Te Whare Roimata aku whanau