Maori Revolutionary Syd Jackson Dies

 
Syd Jackson, of Ngati Kahungunu and Ngati Porou, died on 3rd September aged 68. His tangi will be at Matahiwi Marae in Hastings late this week.

"Syd has lived his life with a totally unswerving commitment to revolution" said Mrs Turia of the Maori Party. He was involved with Ngā Tamatoa in the 1970s whose staunch advocacy for Brown Power laid the foundation for a dynamic period of Māori renaissance.

"Syd has made an enormous political impact on Aotearoa, particularly through his role in the union movement" said Pita Sharples of the Maori Party. "He had the keen intellect to grasp complex issues, a quality which you would see coming through in campaigns such as encouraging Libya to boycott trade with New Zealand, or protesting against APEC."

Links: Media Releases | Maori Independence Site | Tühoe: Te Ahikaa roa a Mihi ki te Kapua 2007/2008

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