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//100 Karen Matata, educator + marae champion + māmā
Karen Matata has been an early childhood educator for more than 40 years. She has worked for her marae, Makaurau, as secretary for more than 25 years, and holds governance positions across education and community groups in Tāmaki Makaurau.
//099 Dr Acushla Dee Sciascia, mātauranga researcher
Dr Acushla Dee Sciascia is a business woman representing Indigenous perspectives and narratives in research, evaluation and strategy development. Her studies found her researching digital tangihanga long before Covid-19 had arrived, exploring how tikanga in te ao Māori is changing with modern times.
//098 Kurahapainga Te Ua, kapa haka performer
Kurahapainga is the founder and artistic director of Hawaiki TŪ, a Māori performance company specialising in kapa haka and haka theatre.
//097 Te Raina Atareta Ferris, karanga specialist + kaiako
Te Raina (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Māmoe, Kāi Tahu, Italy) runs education programmes about Māori culture from her whare wānanga, Kurawaka.
//095 Geneva Harrison and //096 Mihi Tibble, founders of Tuhi Stationery + maramataka practitioners
Geneva harrison and Mihi Tibble ae the founders of Tuhi Stationery. They create notebooks, diaries, maramataka resources and other stationery products inspired by Māori language, culture, environment and values. They also have a Sāmoan range.
//094 Dame Hinewehi Mohi, champion of waiata Māori
Dame Hinewehi Mohi (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe) has been iconic in the development of puoro Māori for the past 30 years.
//093 Yvonne Thomas, mentor at Auckland Teaching Gardens Trust
Yvonne (Ngāpuhi) is a mentor and trustee with Auckland Teaching Gardens Trust. She supports the community with garden plots, gardening courses and supplying kai to food banks.
//092 Andria Dafne Pablo Sanchez, Vee’us Xiuh Janiki Yollotlpactli, revitaliser of Mexican mātauranga
Xiuh, as she likes to go by is of Mexican heritage (Mestiza, Nahua (Mexico)). For years she has worked to revitalise ancient Indigenous practices.
//091 Erin Matariki Carr, kaitiaki
Erin Matariki Carr (Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Tūho) is the Co-Lead for RIVER (Revitalising Indigenous Values for Earth’s Regeneration) and Co-Manager for the New Zealand Alternative.