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The late Dr Teresia Teaiwa (I-Kiribati) was mourned across the Pacific when she passed away in 2017. A leading academic in the field of Pacific Studies, she was Director of Va'aomanū Pasifika, Victoria University's Pacific and Samoan Studies programme.
Teaiwa was also a published poet and activist who campaigned for many social justice issues across multiple platforms.
In this excerpt from a radio interview in 2014, she talks about a recent conference she had attended in West Papua and how it was a chance for Pacific people to work together on the fight for Papuan self-determination, as well as issues in their own homelands.
Find out more about Dr Teresia Teaiwa:
Read more about Dr Teaiwa's life and work.
Image: Dr Teresia Teaiwa (Photo courtesy of Victoria University of Wellington).
Catalogue Reference 272239
Interviewer: Maraea Rakuraku, Te Ahi Kaa, RNZ National