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Changing the narrative with NUKU

NUKU LIVE, 27th July.

Following a launch event in January that exceeded capacity, and an online audience that grows exponentially each week, NUKU. hosts its first women's winter wananga reaching into the community with stories, culture, craft and indigenous knowledge to reset, reflect and reconnect during this transitional season (following Matariki).

The programme is packed with speakers and a panel session, workshops around raranga, rongoā Māori, pareu and hula, and an introduction to the maramataka. PLUS goody bags and, of course, KAI!

NUKU Live is taking place at Makaurau Marae in the culturally and historically rich papakainga of Ihumātao. Aligned to the maramataka, the date of Saturday 27 July (on this side of the harbour) is the day of Orongonui, a surging energy day, a good day to wananga and to plant things you want to come into fruition. It falls into a period of abundance, while also being a give back day - to ourselves, our communities, our taiao (environment).

Check out the webpage for more information: www.NUKUwomen.co.nz/nuku-live

Get your tickets today and come along to share, celebrate and bask in the collective wisdom of indigenous women. Tickets are $65 (+ processing fee)

NUKU Live is part of Elemental AKL, a new region-wide festival illuminating Tamaki Makaurau through winter.
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Changing the narrative with NUKU

NUKU is a multimedia series for and about kickass indigenous women! Featuring 100 change makers the series will profile each woman using a range of modern media, from podcasts, photography and video. There will also be a live event during Matariki 2019 and, a Book and Exhibition at the end.

Created by Māngere/Ihumātao photographer and storyteller Qiane Matata-Sipu, NUKU is led by wahine, made by wahine, for wahine. 

“The indigenous experience is critical to the future landscape of Aotearoa, it is critical to the global community,” shares Qiane. “Wahine have the most important roles in our society today, we are the drivers of change. Indigenous women need a platform to cut through the privileged format, our young women need a platform that speaks to the importance of role modelling. A platform to change the narrative.”

NUKU will connect indigenous women through the universal language of shared experience, providing a unique storytelling and art platform to amplify the indigenous female voice. 

“I have set myself the task to personally interview and photograph every one of the 100 women. It is a massive undertaking, but I am really excited to see how the work will challenge me and my art practice. Being born and bred in Māngere, a number of profiles will feature incredible women from our Māngere-Otahuhu community, too. And I am looking for more!”

NUKU has a Facebook and Instagram page set up, working towards a full launch of the series, coming soon. You can follow the movement at @NUKUwomen

If you want to nominate an indigenous woman doing things differently, for consideration, please DM the NUKU social media pages or email Qiane at info@qiane.co.nz Website: www.Qiane.co.nz   | Follow Qiane:  Facebook  + Instagram

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