I was born and raised in Australia, on the land of the Yugambeh people, Surfers Paradise, Queensland. I am a queer indigenous-Maori dancer, choreographer, performance maker, educator and activist living on the unceded lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, Sydney. My ancestral affiliations are with Te Arawa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongowhakaata, English, Irish and Finnish. My work aims to reinstate the power of Indigenous creativity through unravelling the complexities Indigenous people face within the politics of recognition, reclamation, rematriation and remembrance. Central to this is the honouring of whakapapa (genealogy) and the revitalization of mana wahine (Maori feminism, feminine knowledges).
An online symposium exploring ideas of basic income and the need for an approach to economy that puts creativity and care at its centre. Led by a panel of artists, researchers, economists, scientists and philosophers, the symposium responds to current and ongoing planetary crises, and positions creativity and social ecology as integral to shaping policy and systems of value.