//033 Tina Ngata, researcher + advocate for Indigenous peoples

August 18, 2020

Tina Ngata (Ngāti Porou) has spent her life showing up for justice. 

Working in advocacy for Indigenous peoples and Papatūānuku, her passion led her to become an active researcher, mahi that works in research while also committing to being an active part of the solution. 

She believes that in order to achieve lasting social and environmental justice, we must first start with decolonisation and dismantling the doctrine of discovery. 

In this episode, we talk about imperialism in Aotearoa, her passion for te taiao and, that time she worked for the Royal Family. 

My hope is for us to be in a space where we can aspire to be a ballerina. Because our people, our whānau, our whenua, our wai is so secure that our innate duty to all of those spaces, will be able to rest a bit – enough for us to be able to pursue our fullest dreams.

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