Kōrero with Ngahuia Te Awekotuku

Kōrero with the legendary, the one-and-only Ngahuia Te Awekotuku

(Te Arawa, Tūhoe, Ngāpuhi, Waikato)

Māori & gender activist

Scholar of cultural heritage, gender & sexuality, creative practice & ritual

University of Waikato Emeritus Professor, MNZM, FAWWM, CRSNZ

blazing a path for indigenous culture, heritage and feminist scholarship
– Royal Society Te Apārangi on the occasion of Awe’s win of the Pou Aronui Supreme Award for outstanding service to the arts and humanities.

An important leader in Aotearoa New Zealand’s second-wave feminism –  centring wāhine Māori, and challenging ignorance and opposition in the broader movement – Te Awekotuku was infamously denied entry to the USA for being lesbian in 1972. She has advocated for a Māori lens and a gender lens in the museum sector – as Waikato Museum curator of ethnology in the 1980s – and in the academic sector, holding positions in art history and Māori studies. A multi-talented wahine of many pōtae, she is also a curator, fiction writer, television presenter, poet and essayist.

All genders welcome, NZSL interpreters provided.
Please book by clicking below to ensure you recieve the Zoom link!

Dates Wednesday 1 November
Time 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location Zoom
Cost $0- $30

Stacey Morrison

(Ngāi Tahu, Te Arawa)

Award winning Broadcaster and Te Reo advocate

Feedback from previous forums:

“The forum was loving, challenging, honest, heartfelt and relational. Perfect and left me feeling positive about change and possibilities and hope in lessening the harm that happens for wahine Māori”

“Excellent session in every way. The kōrero was smart, powerful and totally accessible; it was filled with wisdom and warmth in equal measure. Ka pai and ngā mihi nui”

“This really was a wonderful event, with inspirational wāhine toa and packed full of real life experience insights and wisdom. Ka mau te wehi! Many thanks to all involved”


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