To join the Native Sons Motorcycle Community you must be 1st Nation or be sympathetic with Maaori causes. Everybody has a place in the Sons. This is our Constitution and can never be changed. All International Charters come under the same Constitution. Where due to religious laws or laws of the land of the country you live in, contravene this Constitution, the President & other elected officers of that Charter, will amend their Charter Bylaws, NOT the Constitution. The Sons Constitution is our bible, with a set of rules that all Sons follow, our Constitution keeps intact our Mana, Self-determination, Absolute Sovereignty, and Autonomy. Without it we have no cause of being, we are nothing. We’re Natives no matter where you come from, we are the Rangatira when we ride, and as a Brotherhood we will always have and will always fight for self-determination, absolute sovereignty, and autonomy. This is what it means to be a Native Son.
Family, on joining the Sons we all become Family, and we will treat each other like we would want to be treated. Family is not only the F.I.R.M but extends to our Brothers families. Respect their families, wife, children, and parents like they are your own. This is the essence of Kota’itanga, Unity, Oneness, and Harmony. Kota’itanga sends a message which reverberates around the world. It reflects an emerging spirit of sharing and understanding in humanity. A world where people of different origins, races and cultures can accept their differences without always understanding them, embrace and celebrate each other’s gifts and move together along a new path, together as one. It allows a bright new future to unfold, the one we are destined to fulfil.
Integrity means steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code. Taa Moko is a symbol of Maaori integrity, identity, and prestige. As a Son you wear the Sons Taa Moko on your cut. Maintain you’re Integrity and you’ll maintain your Mana.
Native Sons will always acknowledges the Mana of others as having equal or greater importance than our own, through the expression of aro’a, hospitality, generosity and mutual respect. Displaying manaakitanga elevates the status of all, building unity through the humility and the act of giving.
The Native Sons will always express love and hospitality toward people. The most important attributes for the hosts are to provide an abundance of food, a place to rest, and to speak nicely to visitors so that peace prevails during the gathering. If these principles are implemented a ‘ui will more likely be regarded as a memorable occasion
Mana is a great personal prestige and character. A person with Mana has a presence. As Rangatira (chiefs) the Native Sons recognized the need to keep their Mana as high as possible. Mana influences the behavior of people and groups. Native Sons will vigorously defend their Mana in everyday matters and tried to enhance it whenever they can. Sometimes the defense of Mana may require an excessive response to the actions of another.
Without W’aanau (Family), we can never be Kota’itanga (United), without Kota’itanga (United), how do we practice manaakitanga (Respect)? And without manaakitanga (Respect) we have no Mana.
Native Sons will not commit acts of violence against their spouse, children or members of the public.
Native Sons will not use their Sets’ as a tool for intimidation.
As a Son you will only ever get one Set.
A Son will never wear his Set in a car, nor will he wear them to go shopping or walk around town.
A Son will wear his Set at all meetings, and when riding.
As a Son you will not deal, use or carry narcotics on you.
No Sons will commit a crime.
Treat every person with respect at all times (from the tiniest child to the oldest elder; especially elders and community leaders).
Never speak about Native Brothers in a negative way, whether they are present or not.
Respect the wisdom of the people in the Sons Tribal Council. Once you give an idea to a council meeting it no longer belongs to you. It belongs to the people.
Respect demands that you listen intently to the ideas of others in Council and that you do not insist that your idea prevail. Once the Tribal Council has decided something in unity, respect demands that no one speak secretly against what has been decided. If the Council has made an error, that error will become apparent to everyone in its own time.
We take Native unity as seriously as we take riding! We come together under the colors of the Native Sons to change this quantum measurement that divides us as a people.
We look after our own, no Native Son or his family will ever live in poverty or need for anything. No Native will go hungry or be homeless. This is our commitment to our Native Sons Nation.