Anglican Church of New Zealand apologizes for Colonial-era Maori land grab

December 4, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Philip Richardson, senior bishop of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, has apologized to the Maori people of Lake Tauranga for an 1866 decision that saw them dispossessed of their lands. Since 1975, the government has issued several apologies for the actions of colonial and post-colonial governments, which stripped the first people of the islands of their inherited land. On Dec. 1, the church issued its open apology for playing a role in that dispossession.

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