Webinar Two | Sustaining He Tangata | Thursday 27 October 2022

Guest Speakers

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Professor Tahu Kukutai

Tahu Kukutai (Ngāti Tiipa, Ngāti Māhanga, Ngāti Kinohaku, Te Aupōuri) is Professor of Demography at Te Ngira: Institute for Population Research, The University of Waikato.

Tahu specialises in Māori and indigenous demographic research and has written extensively on issues of Māori population change and identity, official statistics and ethnic classification. She has undertaken research for numerous iwi, Māori communities, and Government agencies, and provided strategic advice across a range of sectors.

Tahu is a founding member of the Māori Data Sovereignty Network Te Mana Raraunga and the Global Indigenous Data Alliance. She co-edited Indigenous data sovereignty: Toward an agenda (ANU Press), Indigenous data sovereignty and policy (Routledge), and The Oxford handbook of Indigenous sociology (Oxford University Press).

Tahu serves on a wide range of iwi, research and government advisory groups. Tahu has degrees in History, Demography and Sociology from The University of Waikato and Stanford University. She was previously a journalist.

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Justeena-Jayme Leaf

Neehi mo Te Wharekura o Rakaumanga

Ko Ngapuhi Ko Waikato Ko Ngai-te-Rangi ngaa Iwi

Ko Raahui pookeka tooku kainga noho

Ko Justeena-Jayme Leaf tooku ingoa

Kia ora E te Iwi!

I live in the amazing 828-Raahui Pookeka-Huntly as a Primary health Nurse in many areas of my Community. In one of my roles I am the Clinal Nurse Manager of Tuuhono: a strength based approach to Hauora that surfaced during COVID lockdown.

COVID taught us a lot about grass level response in small communities, and revealed the reality of how to carry on meeting the health needs of our people.

‘’He aha te mea nui o te ao tawhito me te ao apoopoo i ngaa waihotanga o ngaa maatua tipuna - he tangata”

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Rana Arif

Assalamu Alaykum and Kia Ora

Ko Arafa te maunga


Ko Rafidayn te awa

Ko Emirates te waka

Ko Rana ahau

My name is Rana Arif and I am very honoured to be one of your guest speakers for the 'Sustaining He Tangata' Webinar.

I am very passionate about community development, specifically within rangatahi and ethnic communities. My lived experiences have shaped the way I work in these spaces and how I can go about creating a safe place for our community to be listened to and catered for. One of the hats I wear is as a Youth innovator for the Waikato Rangatahi Opportunity. This opportunity has taught me so many things and I look forward to sharing my journey with you!

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Vinod Bal

Vinod Bal (he/him) is the co-founder and advocacy lead of Adhikaar Aotearoa, a New Zealand-national charity that advocates for LGBT+ people of colour both in Aotearoa and overseas. Through this role, he has worked and advised various New Zealand Government ministries and local government on LGBT+ social, policy and legal matters. Internationally, he works with partner organisations to advocate for better national laws for LGBT+ individuals, and greater protection of this group within the international legal framework.

He is an emerging scholar and commentator with research interests in LGBTQIA+ rights within the international legal framework. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Political Science and Sociology) from the University of Waikato.

Further, he is a policy practitioner at New Zealand Police where he works various matters including anti-money laundering and organised crime. Alongside this, he is the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisor for Inspiration Education, New Zealand’s largest social enterprise education organisation, and has taught the law of evidence at the University of Waikato.

He has worked and studied across three continents in fields including law, policy, diversity and inclusion, human rights, LGBT+ rights and anti-human trafficking.

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Maluseu Monise

Moana, Oceania, Pacific greetings...

Noa'ia Gagaj atakoa!

Maluseu Monise is a Moana native who elongates two immediate bloodlines of the Rotuman (maternal) and Tuvaluan (paternal) peoples.

Maluseu is a Hanujuologist (Rotuman Storyteller) by trade, the cofounder of the Far Queue Podcast, Facilitator, and Space sharer.

He has been MCing local Pacific community, corporate, charity and NGO events for the past 10 years and is the current tuakana for Seed Waikato MC team, which aims at passing the torch to up and coming MC's. Maluseu is excited to bring all his family, his heart, his experiences, his tribe and his vibe to celebrate the SDG Summit Webinar Series 2022.

Fạiåkse'ea e hanisi