A Reflection – He huahua te kai? E, he wai te kai.

A Reflection – He huahua te kai? E, he wai te kai.

Tia Reihana (Ngati Hine) is a dancer, choreographer, scholar and educator. She is currently lecturing at the University of Auckland in dance education and history, as she undertakes her doctoral dissertation exploring relationships between kinaesthetic and indigenous ways of knowing in mainstream dance education settings. Presented at the In The Balance: Indigeneity, Performance, Globalisation conference, … Continue reading

Dylan Robinson – embracing resentment and reconciliation

Dylan Robinson – embracing resentment and reconciliation

Dylan Robinson is a Stö:lō scholar and artist based in the First Nations studies program at the University of British Columbia, on unceded Coast Salish territories. His research focuses on Indigenous public arts and performance interventions in Canada, the US, and Australia.  Witnessing Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Attending Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on … Continue reading

Origins, a festival of First Nations. Artistic Director Michael Walling

Origins, a festival of First Nations. Artistic Director Michael Walling

Blog contributed by Michael Walling, Artistic Director Origins Festival of First Nations. London 2013 Ceremony – a heightening and ritualising of human interaction – is crucial to the way in which indigenous cultures conduct themselves and their relationships with others.   This means that for the Origins Festival, bringing indigenous artists to London for a process … Continue reading

Tiddas Take Back London

Tiddas Take Back London

On the 23rd of October, the British Isles were claimed under the name of the 250 and more nations that have been dispossessed since the illegal invasion and foundation of the landmass now known as Australia. As the descendants of the invaders, white Australia dictates to us, the descendants of the dispossessed, how our world … Continue reading