Teresia Teaiwa

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Teresia Teaiwa

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: 

Listen to Dr Teaiwa talking about the roles of Pacific women in independence struggles

Read more about Dr Teaiwa's life and work. 

Image: Dr Teresia Teaiwa (Photo courtesy of Victoria University of Wellington).

Catalogue Reference 272239

Year 2014


Interviewer: Maraea Rakuraku, Te Ahi Kaa, RNZ National

Excerpt: 0:01:56

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