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He paakehaa au. I whaanau au i te Waipounamu, 60 tau i mua. I am a 60 year old paakehaa. I whai waahi au i eetahi o ngaa porotihi e paa ana i te pakanga o Vietnam. I participated in a number of the Anti-Vietnam protests. I haere au hoki ki Waitangi maatou ko Ngaa Tamatoa i te Raa o Waitangi i te tau 1972? I also went to Waitangi to support a Tamatoa protest on Waitangi Day in 1972? He roa ngaa tau i noho au i taawahi. I reira i paakari ki roto i au, te whakaaro me whakahoki taatou ki te mana motuhake Maaori. I lived overseas for many years. While overseas I became increasingly sure that we should return to Maori autonomy. Me whakahoki e taatou katoa te reo Maaori hei reo tuturi moo ngaa taangata o te motu of Aotearoa. We should do what we can to restore the Maori language as the true language of this country.