Tāwera Tahuri and Tina Ngata discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on environment and community survival.
Tāwera Tahuri is a multimedia artist who has achieved much at an international level. She graduated from Toihoukura School of Māori Art and Design in 1997, and has a Masters of Māori Visual Art from Massey University. She travels extensively, representing Indigenous Māori artists on the global stage. Her art serves as a conduit for her cultural and political activism.
Tina Ngata (Ngāti Porou) is a researcher and scholar, and the author of Kia Mau: Resisting Colonial Fictions. Her work involves advocacy for environmental, Indigenous and human rights. This includes local, national and international initiatives that highlight the role of settler colonialism. She explores issues such as climate change and waste pollution, and promotes Indigenous conservation as the best practice for a globally sustainable future.