Rest assured that I am not claiming Māori sovereign rights; I am claiming my own sovereign right to play a key role in helping the people of this land take up sovereignty. I was given sovereignty on this earth by God at the time of my birth; sovereignty is my human right which I now reclaim. I am also a child of Africa and Aotearoa once belonged to it: my father was born in the heart of Africa (Congo) and I was born in the gateway to the rest of Africa (Namibia). Furthermore, I hold sole citizenship of New Zealand for 13 years; I arrived here, on 7 Jan 2000, as a Government Consultant of Public Service Reform specialising in Education, Culture, Youth & Sport, ready to conquer my promised land. Unfortunately, I allowed myself to be dis-empowered, like Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and a Judge ruled that one sentence in a contract between the father of my children and I, was not enforceable. Instead of living on social welfare for the rest of my life, I gave my life here; I worked in a night club for 6 months to have proof of income so I could get a loan to pay a lawyer to get one rental property, from my entire Kruger Estate, to live off for seven years while re-training and building my business. I since married a New Zealand born man; and is also grandmother to my youngest daughter’s New Zealand born son from a New Zealand born father, so here is where my body will turn to dust. I am a pioneer – I have not taken anyone’s job, even though I tried; I bring with me a new societal culture, a new independent workforce, a new economic structure and a new definition of justice.
My mission has evolved over the years, however, my eyes have remained focused on a clear vision. An entrepreneurial education system, from the cradle to the grave, is needed so that families can trade themselves out of poverty. The time has come for getting the mandate to implement this education system which will better serve people of the third millennium. Using Ghandi guidelines - "first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win" - I can assure you that we are on track. For how to obtain the mandate, watch this short VIDEO
|Susanna Susara Kruger||
Author, Speaker, Educator & Entrepreneur