Hākui: Women of Kāi Tahu
Events for Wāhine: Beyond the dusky maiden, a exhibition that acknowledges and celebrates the mana of Māori women. Includes film screenings at Ngā Taonga.
- Date: Friday, 7 July, 2017
12.10pm to 1.00pm
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets
- Contact Details:
For more information, email ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz
The importance of kaupapa wahine
Hākui: Women of Kāi Tahu is an exhibition at the Canterbury Museum exploring and celebrating the stories of Kāi Tahu wāhine from the perspective of uri whakatipu, the current generations. Whānau, rūnaka, and iwi throughout New Zealand have generously shared their taoka for the exhibition, which also features objects from the Otago Museum collections.
In her talk, Migoto Eria, curator of Hākui, will outline the importance of kaupapa wahine for this exhibition, and will discuss some of its interactive features, as well as iwi contributions.
About the speaker
Migoto is Manager Iwi Development at Te Papa Tongarewa. She is of Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tuhoe, and Ngāti Raukawa descent. Over the past eight years, Migoto has been a curator Māori at various museums throughout Aotearoa, including at Te Papa. Promoting te reo Māori and its use is a key aspect of her mahi.