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 2018 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