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Maniapoto Deed Of Settlement Ready For Iwi Ratification


The Maniapoto Māori Trust Board (MMTB) have reached the
final step in resolving their historical Treaty of Waitangi
claims. Maniapoto whānau are now encouraged to support the
process by voting on and accepting the Maniapoto Deed of
Settlement and the proposed Post Settlement Governance
Entity (PSGE) Trust Deed.

The voting process opens on
the 5th of July and closes on the 16th of August 2021, and
is open to all those that affiliate to Maniapoto, or are
direct descendants of Maniapoto tūpuna and are aged 18 or
over.

“What ratification means is that the DOS and
proposed Post Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) can now be
presented to our people to consider. It is our people who
will make the final decision on whether or not this
settlement is agreed. We will be holding a series of hui in
the coming weeks to talk through the proposed DOS and PSGE
with our whānau ” says MMTB Chair, Keith Ikin.

The
Crown and Ngāti Maniapoto initialled the Deed of Settlement
on 17 December 2020 and is comprised
of:

  • Historical Redress including an Historical
    Account, Crown Acknowledgements and Apology
  • Cultural
    Redress
  • Relationship redress
  • Financial and
    Commercial Redress

The Post Settlement
Governance Entity (PSGE) will be established to receive,
manage, hold and administer settlement assets on behalf of
and for the benefit of all. The existing assets of MMTB will
be transferred to the PSGE and it is proposed that the
entity will consist of 14 elected trustees.

“This is
a significant time for our people. It is the most important
decision we will make in our generation,” says Mr
Ikin.

“A key focus of MMTB has been to take an
inclusive approach with all, ensuring everyone has an
opportunity to have their say throughout this journey. It is
really important that our whānau who whakapapa within Te
Nehenehenui, are fully informed and participate in the
decision to approve, or not, the proposed settlement
(ratification).”

Full details of the PSGE and the
initialled DOS is available on www.maniapoto.iwi.nz

To
keep informed on what is happening within the settlement
space, we encourage whānau to check if you are registered
or update your details on the Maniapoto Tribal Register.
Details can be found at www.maniapoto.iwi.nz/tribal-register/

 

Tāngata
Pou Manager – Maniapoto Māori Trust Board

About
Maniapoto Māori Trust Board

Since becoming the
mandated Iwi authority in December 2016, the Maniapoto
Māori Trust Board (MMTB) have been negotiating a
comprehensive redress offer with the Crown for the
settlement of all of Ngāti Maniapoto’s historical Tiriti
o Waitangi claims on behalf of Maniapoto (inclusive of all
within Te Nehenehenui). Ngāti Maniapoto signed an Agreement
in Principle with the Crown on 15 August 2017 and initialled
a Deed of Settlement (DOS) on 17 December
2020.

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