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Q&A | Kingi Snelgar on the limits & frustrations of a white legal system

Kingi Snelgar is a Māori lawyer from Aotearoa New Zealand. Having secured his LLM at Harvard, he’s now back practicing in Auckland with the team at Mānuka Chambers. Mānuka are four Māori lawyers – all also court-appointed Youth Advocates in the Manukau Youth Court – who are committed to helping their clients navigate the justice system. Here Kingi relays to Sarah some of his frustrations at working within a Pākehā-oriented system, and his concerns as to what that means for Māoridom and the futures and wellbeing of Māori offenders.

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