Since 2006 the Treaty education group Network Waitangi Whangarei and Te Taumata Kaumatua o Ngapuhi have organised events in the north and invited different speakers to present an essay in memory of Joan Cook who was very active in Treaty work – they have come to be referred to as a ‘State of the Nation’ speech.

The 2020 Essay was written by Tim McCreanor DOWNLOAD HERE

The 2019 Essay was written by Ray Nairn DOWNLOAD HERE

The 2018 Essay was written by Suzanne Menzies-Culling DOWNLOAD HERE

The 2017 Essay was written by Jen Margaret DOWNLOAD HERE

The 2016 Essay was written by Carl Chenery DOWNLOAD HERE

2006 – 2015 Essays
E-book published by Network Waitangi Whangarei
DOWNLOAD HERE

Contents:
Foreword by Dr Heather Came
Recollections of Reverend Joan Cook

2006
Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles for shared governance: From the Foreshore to Freshwater -Dr Betsan Martin
State of the Pākehā nations’ mind-set – Bob Scott
Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the state of the nation, constitutional change – David James
Te Tiriti is the Constitution – Professor Jane Kelsey

2007
Flush and forget – Pākehā and Te Tiriti – Catherine Delahunty
Mixed report card for the year 2007 – Professor David Williams
The last Pākehā – Glenn Colquhoun
The Treaty today: Sacred covenant, simply nullity, disputed document, respected relationship? – Charmaine Pountney

2008
The Treaty is personal – Carol Archie
A Treaty lawyer reflects on the state of the Treaty relationship – Grant Powell
We’re all in this together: The Treaty, the economy and New Zealand’s future in the world – Rod Oram
A sincere form of love, stories that need to be told – Ruth Gerzon

2009
A conversation between Treaty Partners? – Dr Ingrid Huygens

2010
A Treaty based multi-cultural future – Robert Consedine

2011
We did not cede sovereignty – Moea Armstrong
The Pākehā of the future – Mitzi Nairn

2012
Reflections on the state Pākehā nation – Katherine Peet

2013
Thoughts around the State of the Pākehā Nation – Dr Susan Healy

2014
Bushwhacking towards Tiriti-based justice – Dr Heather Came

2015
A place in the circle – Tim Howard