Waatara Jaquie Black

Ngāti Te Ata

Waatara Black comes from Awhitu on the South Manukau Heads and is a member of the Waitangi Action Komiti.

Biographical sources

  • Phone conversation with Waatara Black 10 Nov. 1992 and 23 July 1998.


  • "Kia Ora." Waatara. Te Hikoi Ki Waitangi 1984. [Otara]: Waitangi Action Committee, 1984. 56.
  • Waatara writes a short discourse on Māori/Pākehā relations within the context of Waitangi Day "celebrations" and asserts that until the Treaty of Waitangi "is made solid", race relations in New Zealand cannot improve.
  • "Manukau: Colonisation Resistance." Race Gender Class 9/10 (1989): 9-15.
  • In this paper Waatara Black discusses the Treaty of Waitangi and the history of the Waitangi Action Komiti. She examines the impact of colonisation on the Manukau area and the subsequent pollution of Manukau Harbour - the foodbowl of the local tribes. While noting the rise of Te Tino Rangātiratanga in certain tribal areas, Black also discusses rural poverty and affirms the role of the Corso Aotearoa Fund which has supported Māori ventures into self-sufficiency in the north and has contributed towards Kura Kaupapa Māori (total immersion Māori schools).