22 Jul 2021

Royal Commission into Abuse: Umbrella terms for Pacific people labelled degrading, insensitive

From Morning Report, 7:28 am on 22 July 2021

The umbrella term Pacific Islander or Polynesian has been criticised as degrading and insensitive.

Researcher, Dr Seini Taufa, who is a New Zealand-born Tongan, says the names are not indigenous terms and are insulting.

She has given evidence to the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care's Pacific inquiry being held in South Auckland.