So indentured workers in Fiji were sent there by request? Odd, I always thought it was a form of labour exploitation, never mind I don't consider assessing the effects of European colonialism as apartheid. But from your posts here, it seems to me you are embarassed about your Maori heritage and identify more with the European side of your family. I suspect that you try to distance yourself from the Maori side of you, since you seem to apologise for major European atrocities while blowing out of proportion the acts of a few Maori people. I also find the use of the term apartheid, for a European population that has imposed its language, religion and social structure almost entirely on the natives, by force and re-education [including banning language, customs and religion] as quite intriguing. You remind of the whiter than white desis in the US, who discriminate against other Indians to feel more assimilated into American society. Apparently you see the resurgence of Maori tradition as a form of discrimination against the Europeans. Noodler, it seems has a better understanding of their situation than you do. Do you speak any Maori at home?