Tag: decolonisation

The power behind plastic

“I realised individual action is not enough. I realised we had to deal with corporations, governments, and institutions. We had to turn the problem off at the tap. The solution had to be political.” — Tina Ngata.

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No stone without a name

“Aboriginal people, if they appear at all in the landscape, are presented as ornamental figures, framing devices, exotic touches. Only rarely is their humanity expressed . . . Mostly they are simply absent.” — Kennedy Warne on the erasure of Aboriginal people in colonial art.

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Portrait of a Quiet Revolutionary

Moana Jackson was “our Māori Yoda”. “He brought clarity to our struggle and wisdom to our kitchen tables, influencing generations of policymakers and jurists alike.” — Moana Maniapoto on the making of ‘Portrait of a Quiet Revolutionary’, made with the support of NZ On Air.

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