Pioneering Māori lawyer Dr Moana Jackson dies at 76, Cause of Death, Wife and Family, Biography

Moana Jackson was a New Zealand Māori lawyer specialising in constitutional law, the Treaty of Waitangi and international indigenous issues. Jackson was of Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Porou descent. He was Director of Ngā Kaiwhakamarama i Ngā Ture (the Māori Legal Service) which he co-founded in 1987.

‘A brilliant mind’: pioneering Māori lawyer and activist Moana Jackson dies

Dr. Moana Jackson, a well-known Mori lawyer, author, and professor, died on Thursday.

Dr. Moana Jackson, a pioneering Mori lawyer and a global leader on Indigenous people’s rights, died recently.

Jackson’s study and advocacy have influenced public discourse over colonialism and Aotearoa New Zealand’s founding document, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, or the Treaty of Waitangi.

He died at the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, after a long battle with cancer.

Willie Jackson, the Mori Development Minister, paid tribute to his uncle, telling the New Zealand Herald that he was “glad to have an uncle recognized in such high regard and had such a brilliant mind.”

“Uncle Moana was a man who always waited to be called on and was never one to jump in front of the limelight,” Jackson said.

Dr Moana Jackson Age, Birthday, Family and early Life

Moana Jackson was born on 10 October 1945(Age 76 Years) and died on 31 March 2022 at Waimana. He was born in Hastings.

dr. moana jackson family

Jackson was the brother of Syd Jackson and the son of All Black Everard Jackson. He was affiliated with the iwi of Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Porou.

Moana Jackson Net worth, how much does he earn?

Moana Jaskson has a net worth of about $5 to $10 million. His Basic income source is mostly from being a successful Lawyer.

Which school did he go to?

As for the schooling he attended Mayfair Primary School and Hastings Boys’ High School. He graduated in Law and Criminology at Victoria University of Wellington, He then undertook further study in the United States attending Arizona State University.

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Was Moana Jackson Married? Who is his wife?

Currently, we do not have any information about his wife. He seems very private about his wife but, he has 4 kids whose names are not revealed.

We will update this section soon.

Moana Jackson career, What was his profession?

Jackson returned to New Zealand to conduct research for the Justice Department, and in 1988, he published Mori and the Criminal Justice System: A New Perspective, He Whaipaanga Hou.

He was involved in the development of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples while working abroad. He served in the International Tribunal of Indigenous Rights in Hawaii in 1993 and again in Canada in 1995. Jackson served as counsel to the Bougainville Interim Government during the Bougainville peace process.

In 2004, Jackson was an outspoken opponent of the government’s foreshore and seabed legislation. He was also a strong critic of the police ‘terror’ operations in October 2007. “I do not buy that this was a racially-neutral act,” he said after resigning as patron of the Police Recruit Wing 244 owing to his opposition to way the raids were conducted. “Those who acquire power unfairly defend it with injustice,” he remarked in 2009 at Hastings’ Omahu Marae.

Jackson taught on the Ahunga Tkanga (Mori Laws and Philosophy) degree program at Te Wnanga o Raukawa in Taki.

Is Moana Jackson available on any kind of social media platform?

He is available on Facebook as Moana Jackson with 347+ Friends.

Body Appearance of Moana Jackson’s Height, Weight

HeightN / A
Hair colorWhite
Eye colorBrown
WeightN / A
Body typeFit
 Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Moana Jackson’s which you should be knows

NationalityNew Zealand
Age76 Years old
Relationship StatusMarried
Children 4

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