Speakers at
Te Tiriti-based Futures + Anti-racism 2022

Keri Milne-Ihimaera

Keri Milne-Ihimaera

Ngāi Tahu

Dr Keri Milne-Ihimaera has over 16 years’ experience in roles as a principal, General Manager, and Executive Director where she provides a Māori woman's perspective in the areas of ...

Folasāitu Julia Ioane

Folasāitu Julia Ioane

Fasito’outa, Leauva’a, Lefaga,

Julia is a child of the diaspora, born to migrant parents from Samoa. She holds a matai title from the village of Fasito’outa and is a clinical psychologist and consultant in the ...

Kate McKegg

Kate McKegg

Pākehā with Irish and Scottish ancestory

Evaluator, Facilitator, Director, Author, Mother, Grandmother and Wife. Kate McKegg is the Director of the Knowledge Institute Limited and a member of the Kinnect Group as well as ...

Mereana Pitman

Mereana Pitman

Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine , Ngāti Porou

Born and raised in Wairoa, Mereana has been an “Activist, Campaigner for Māori and Women’s Issues, Musician and Composer and a staunch supporter of her Whanau“ amongst many other interests ...

Joris de Bres

Joris de Bres

Dutch New Zealander

Joris de Bres was Secretary of the Citizens’ Association for Racial Equality (CARE) when the first dawn raids took place in 1974. He was an active campaigner against the dawn raids ...

Professor Tim McCreanor

Professor Tim McCreanor

Pākehā

Tim McCreanor is a senior researcher at SHORE and Whariki Research Centre, within the College of Health at Massey University in Auckland. His broad public health orientation and interest ...

Te Kawehau Hoskins

Te Kawehau Hoskins

Ngāti Hau, Ngāpuhi

I am an Associate Professor in Te Puna Wānanga (The school of Māori and Indigenous Education) and Pro-Vice Chancellor Māori at Waipapa Taumata Rau, The University of Auckland. I research ...

Colleen Tuuta

Colleen Tuuta

Taranaki Tuturu, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Maniapoto

Colleen Tuuta is currently a Trustee of the Parihaka Papakainga Trust, Te Rere o Te Manu Charitable Trust and a Director on the Western Institute of Technology Taranaki Company. ...

Ria Tomoana

Ria Tomoana

Te Atiawa, Ngāti Kahungu and Ngāti Pāhauwera

Ria has tribal affiliations to Te Atiawa, Ngāti Kahungu and Ngāti Pāhauwera. Experienced in sociolinguistics, Māori language policy and legislation, monitoring and evaluation, Ria ...

Professor Janine Hayward

Professor Janine Hayward

Pākehā

Janine Hayward is a professor of New Zealand politics at the University of Otago. Her research focuses (amongst other things) on Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the principles of the Treaty ...

Professor Kevin Dunn

Professor Kevin Dunn

Kevin Dunn is the Pro Vice-Chancellor Research at Western Sydney University. He is a leading researcher in the geographies of racism, immigration and settlement, Islam in Australia, ...

Professor Jane Kelsey

Professor Jane Kelsey

Pākehā

Jane Kelsey is an activist and critical academic on colonisation, neoliberalism and globalisation. As a recently-retired professor of Law, Jane has written extensively in all these ...

Rawiri Taonui

Rawiri Taonui

Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Maniapoto

Dr Rawiri Taonui is a semi-retired academic, independent writer, researcher and advisor on Māori and Indigenous human rights and racism. He was the first Professor of Indigenous Studies in New Zealand ...

Dianne Jones

Dianne Jones

Balladong Noongar Yok

Dianne Jones is a contemporary photomedia artist, PhD candidate and scholar with an interest in historical truths and untruths. Jones is from Noongar Country with a particular interest ...

Meng Foon

Meng Foon

Chinese New Zealander

Racism is an entrenched and normalised part of everyday life in Aotearoa New Zealand. The New Zealand Government has responsibilities both domestically and under the international human rights framework to eliminate racism ...

Reikura Kahi

Reikura Kahi

Waikato, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Kuki Airini,

Reikura Kahi serves as co-chair on Te Mātāwai. A descendant of Waikato, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Kuki Airini, she is a graduate of kōhanga reo, kura kaupapa Māori ...

Paul Goulter

Paul Goulter

Paul Goulter has an extensive career in the union trade movement. He is currently the National Secretary of NZEI Te Riu Roa, New Zealand’s largest education union, which he has led ...

Lewis Williams

Lewis Williams

Ngai Te Rangi

Lewis Williams is an interdisciplinary, Indigenous, feminist scholar-practitioner. Her scholarship and practice centre on Indigenous resurgence and reconciliation as a key means of ...

Professor Dominic O'Sullivan

Professor Dominic O'Sullivan

Te Rarawa, Ngāti Kahu

Dominic is professor of Political Science at Charles Sturt University and adjunct professor in the Taupua Waiora Centre for Māori Health Research at AUT. Beyond Biculturalism was Dominic’s ...

Tāwera Tahuri

Tāwera Tahuri

Ngā Ariki Kaipūtahi, Rongowhakaata, Whakatōhea, Ngāti Uenuku, Tūwharetoa

Mother, grandmother, Protector, teacher, practising visual, and performing artist. BA. Dip Teaching. MMVA. PhD Student in Indigenous studies.

Tāwera Tahuri is a mixed media artist ...

Mengzhu Fu

Mengzhu Fu

Tauiwi Chinese

Racism is an entrenched and normalised part of everyday life in Aotearoa New Zealand. The New Zealand Government has responsibilities both domestically and under the international human rights framework...

Heather McDowell

Heather McDowell

Pākehā

At the time of the WARAG group and report, Heather was working as the Regional Psychologist for DSW. Her commitment to change included work in the area of ...

Haroon Kasim

Haroon Kasim

தோழ% சாைலக்கைட (Tōḻar Cālaikkaṭai)

Dr. Haroon Kasim is an Australian Medical Doctor of Indian Origin. Dr. Kasim is the co-founder of The Humanism Project in Australia ...

Sereana Naepi

Sereana Naepi

Nakida, Naitasiri, Palagi

In this question and answer session we consider how racism manifests in the neoliberal environment of settler universities and how scholars who operate in the margins and peripheries of those institutions might ...

Allyson Davys

Allyson Davys

Members of the Women’s Anti Racism Action Group were feminist women staff members working in the Department of Social Welfare Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand. Department of Social Welfare was the then central government agency with responsibility for income support and child welfare.

Dame Rangimarie Naida Glavish

Dame Rangimarie Naida Glavish

Ngāti Whātua

As the Chief Advisor Tikanga Māori Health for Auckland and Waitematā District Health Boards, Ms Glavish leads the organisation in managing relationships with Mana Whenua and ...

Professor Camille Nakhid

Professor Camille Nakhid

Kalinago, African, Lebanese – Caribbean Trinbagonian

Camille Nakhid is from Trinidad and Tobago (native Carib, African, Lebanese, Indian heritage). Camille teaches on race, discrimination and power. She has carried out research with ...

Professor Damon Salesa

Professor Damon Salesa

Satapuala, Falealupo/Neiafu

Damon Salesa is a scholar of Pacific politics, history, technology, culture and society. He is a prizewinning author of works on the Pacific, New Zealand, race and politics. He is ...

Emalani Case

Emalani Case

Kanaka Maoli

Emalani Case is a lecturer in Pacific Studies at Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington. As a Kanaka Maoli (Hawaiian) activist, teacher, and writer, she is deeply engaged ...

Jean Te Huia

Jean Te Huia

Ngāti Te Whatuiapiti
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu taku iwi
Kauahei te maunga
Tukituki te awa
Takitimu te waka.

Racially mixed marriages were uncommon in NZ in the early 1950’s when I was born. My father was a pakeha, and my mother was Maori. My eight siblings and I had many cultural and ethnic ...

Carmen Parahi

Carmen Parahi

Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Hine, Rongowhakaata

Pou Tiaki Editor Carmen Parahi has been a journalist since 2001. The Pou Tiaki strategy she leads at Stuff, an Aotearoa media company, aims to provide fair representation of Māori, ...

Professor Elelwani Ramugondo

Professor Elelwani Ramugondo

Singo, Tshivhelevhele

Professor Elelwani Ramugondo is the Deputy Dean for Postgraduate Education at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town (UCT). She has worked as ...

Professor Cindy Blackstock

Professor Cindy Blackstock

Gitxsan Nation (House of Geel) Pronounced "Gale"

A member of the Gitxsan Nation, Cindy is the Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and a Professor at McGill University. She works with children and ...

Aaron Smale

Aaron Smale

Ngāti Porou and Pākehā (Irish, German, Danish, English)

Aaron is a freelance journalist who has had work published in Stuff, NZ Herald, North & South, Mana, NZ Geographic, Al Jazeera and the Guardian. In 2019 he was an Ochberg fellow at ...

Kasey Henricks

Kasey Henricks

American

Kasey Henricks is a sociologist at the University of Tennessee in the United States. He studies the role of race and racism in the reproduction of inequality with a focus on public ...

Vanessa Lee-Ah Mat

Vanessa Lee-Ah Mat

Yupingathi and Meriam

I have over 25 years’ experience in leading, implementing, and evaluating cultural ways of doing, knowing and being into higher education curricula, health service delivery and public ...

Linda Munn

Linda Munn

Ngāti Manu, Ngā Potiki, Te Ātiawa ki Ngāi Tahu

Linda Munn’s clay and painting practice reinforces principles of tino rangatiratanga (Māori self-determination). She uses ancestral knowledge to ...

Bev Tso Hong

Bev Tso Hong

Chinese New Zealander

Bev is a fourth generation Chinese New Zealander whose great grandfather first came from China (Poon Yue County, Guangdong) to Aotearoa over 100 years ago. She has over 25 years’ ...

Michael Bird

Michael Bird

Kewa Pueblo Tribal Member, New Mexico.

Michael E. Bird is a Kewa Pueblo Indian from New Mexico. He is the first American Indian and social worker to serve as President (2000-2001) of the American Public Health Association ...

Donna Awatere Huata

Donna Awatere Huata

Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi

Donna Awatere Huata began her life as an activist at the age of 14 when she challenged her school holiday employer for paying his male workers higher wages than his women workers for ...

Tze Ming Mok

Tze Ming Mok

Malaysia, Taiwan and Singapore.

Tze Ming Mok is a critical race sociologist and writer, best known in Aotearoa as a cultural and political commentator on racism and human rights issues, particularly those affecting ...

Poia Rewi

Poia Rewi

Ngāti Manawa, Te Arawa and Tūhoe

Having taught Māori language, culture and performing arts for 30 years, Poia now works for Te Mātāwai, an independent organisation whose goal is to return the Māori language as the ...

Professor Mohan Dutta

Professor Mohan Dutta

Bengali, Indian (Bengal is where the ships of the British East India company landed in Asia, and Bengalis played key roles in the anti-colonial struggle against the British)

Mohan J Dutta is Dean's Chair Professor of Communication. He is the Director of the Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE), developing culturally-centered, ...

Heather Came

Heather Came

Heather is a seventh generation Pākehā New Zealander. He Tangata Tiriti ahau. Her background is in health promotion, public health and social justice ...

Professor Chandra Ford

Professor Chandra Ford

Dr. Chandra Ford is Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice and Health and Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences at the UCLA Fielding School ...

Jemaima Tiatia-Seath

Jemaima Tiatia-Seath

Taga, Salelologa, Vaimoso

Jemaima Tiatia-Seath is the Co-Head of School, Te Wānanga o Waipapa, School of Māori Studies and Pacific Studies, Waipapa Taumata Rau, University ...

Anne Ruck

Anne Ruck

New Zealander of Welsh, Scottish and Irish descent

In 1983 Anne was an acting Social Work manager in South Auckland and following the birth of her daughter and the publication of ...

Ikhlaq Kashkari

Ikhlaq Kashkari

As the President of NZMA and member of FIANZ Council I work closely with our diverse community of 60+ ethnicities. I represent our community at various government agencies ...

Sharon Shea

Sharon Shea

Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Hauā, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Hako

Ms Shea has significant governance and leadership experience across the health, disability and community sectors. She has a BA/LLB (Auckland) and a Masters in ...

Anjum Rahman

Anjum Rahman

Anjum Rahman is the Project Lead of the Inclusive Aotearoa Collective Tāhono.
She also commits to various community volunteer roles. She was a founding member of the Islamic Women’s Council of New Zealand, and is currently the media spokesperson. She has been ...

Janice Panoho

Janice Panoho

Ngāpuhi

Ki te taha ki taku pāpā Ko Te Parawhau rātau ko Te Uriroiroi, ko Patu Harakeke ngā hapū. Ko Maungarongo te marae.
Nō Whatatiri ahau. Te maunga: Koia tēnei ko te whare tapu o Ngā Puhi. ...

Kirsten Wong

Kirsten Wong

Chinese New Zealander

Kirsten Wong is a second-generation Chinese New Zealander with ancestral links to Jung Seng county (增城)in Guangdong, China. She has a policy and communications background, and has ...

Ned Fletcher

Ned Fletcher

Pākehā

Ned Fletcher is a director of Kayes Fletcher Walker Ltd, an Auckland law firm which is the office of the Manukau Crown Solicitor. In 2015, he was awarded a PhD for his thesis on the ...

Oliver Sutherland

Oliver Sutherland

Tauiwi

Oliver Sutherland is a retired scientist who studied at the University of Canterbury, then at Cambridge University and the University of California (Berkeley). He joined the Department ...

Rachel MacIntosh

Rachel MacIntosh

Ngāti Pākehā

Rachel was elected CTU Vice-President in 2015. She is an Assistant National Secretary at E tū, Aotearoa’s largest private sector union.

Rachel’s involvement in the union movement ...

Professor Derek Griffith

Professor Derek Griffith

Black American

Author of over 140 peer-reviewed manuscripts, Dr. Griffith serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Men’s Health, Ethnicity & Disease, Health Education & Behavior, ...

Professor Margaret Mutu

Professor Margaret Mutu

Ngāti Kahu, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Whātua and Scottish descent

Margaret Mutu is the professor of Māori Studies at the University of Auckland where she teaches and conducts research on Māori language, tikanga (law), history and traditions, rights ...

Ann Milne

Ann Milne

Pākehā

Dr Ann Milne is a Pākehā educator, writer, researcher, former school principal whose work challenges the whiteness of our education system and focuses on a critically conscious, culturally ...

Professor Eddah Mutua

Professor Eddah Mutua

Eddah M. Mutua (Ph.D., University of Wales, Aberystwyth) is a Professor of Intercultural Communication at St. Cloud State University, Minnesota. Her research interests include African ...

Lady Tureiti Moxon

Lady Tureiti Moxon

Ngāti Pāhauwera, Ngāti Kahungunu, Kai Tahu

Lady Tureiti Moxon has a legal background and is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors. She is currently the Managing Director of Te Kōhao Health, a health, education, whānau ...

Sir Kim Workman

Sir Kim Workman

Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Rangitāne o Wairarapa

Robert Kinsela (Kim) Workman KNZM QSO

Kim Workman (of Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa and Rangitaane) is a retired public servant, whose career spans roles in the Police, the Office ...

Professor Papaarangi Reid

Professor Papaarangi Reid

Te Rarawa

Papaarangi is Tumuaki and Head of Department of Māori Health at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand. She holds science and medical degrees ...

Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith

Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith

Ngāti Awa and Ngāti Porou Touhourangi

An internationally recognised scholar and trailblazer, Linda Tuhiwai Smith describes her task as changing the way our educational institutions work with Māori – so that students don’t ...

Professor Yin Paradies

Professor Yin Paradies

Aboriginal-Asian-Anglo Australian of the Wakaya people

Dr. Yin Paradies is an Aboriginal-Asian-Anglo Australian of the Wakaya people from the Gulf of Carpentaria. He is Professor of Race Relations at Deakin University, where he conducts ...

Daisuke Shirane

Daisuke Shirane

Japanese

Taisuke Komatsu is the UN Advocacy Coordinator/ Under Secretary-General of the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR) and is based in Geneva, ...

Professor David Tipene-Leach

Professor David Tipene-Leach

Ngāti Kahungunu

Cultural safety, thus far the preserve of nursing, has ‘crept up’ on the medical profession. Doctors, still caught up in cultural competence and beset on all fronts by inequitable ...

Professor Meihana Durie

Professor Meihana Durie

Rangitāne; Ngāti Kauwhata; Ngāti Porou; Rongo Whakaata; Ngāi Tahu

Professor Meihana Durie is the spokeperson for Te Kōtui Reo, a Collective of 12 Marae from cross the northen Manawatū Rohe. He also carries a range of roles for his iwi of Rangitāne ...

Professor Thalia Anthony

Professor Thalia Anthony

Cypriot heritage

Thalia Anthony is a Professor of Law at the University of Technology Sydney. She lives and works on unceded Wangal and Gadigal lands and is of Cypriot heritage. Her research examines ...

Jacquie Kidd

Jacquie Kidd

Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hineira, Te Uri Taniwha

Jacquie Kidd is an Associate Professor at the Auckland University of Technology. Her academic practice is focused on social justice, anti-racism and equity in health for Māori. Generally, ...

Tama Davis

Tama Davis

Ngāti Whātua, Waikato and Ngāti Tuwharetoa

Tama has over 20 years-experience in the public health, mental wellbeing and addictions services, within iwi, NGO sector and District Health Boards.

His Iwi leadership roles include ...

Tanya Cumberland

Tanya Cumberland

Pākehā - 1st generation - parents from Yorkshire, England

Tanya worked for 20 years as a social worker and trainer in different DSW locations. At the time of the WARAG research, she held a senior 'Development' position in ...

Lainey Cowan

Lainey Cowan

A 'hybrid' of Scottish, Manx, Swiss and Ngāti Maniapoto and Ngāti Pou

At the time WARAG was formed I was in my first decade of social work practice and had been recruited from Te Whanganui a-Tara ...

Anjum Rahman

Anjum Rahman

Social media platforms have become online hate factories that dehumanise fellow human beings, spread hate, prejudice, incitement...

Tipa Mahuta

Tipa Mahuta

Waikato, Maniapoto and Ngapuhi

Ms Tipa Mahuta has a background in facilitation, research, policy and community development complemented by over 20 years in Iwi governance experience. She lives at Waahi Pa in Huntly.