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Changing the narrative with NUKU

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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