Leonie Pihama

Associate Professor Leonie Pihama (Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Māhanga, Ngā Māhanga a Tairi) is director of Te Kotahi Research Institute at the University of Waikato, and director of Māori and Indigenous Analysis Ltd, a Kaupapa Māori research company. She has worked as an associate professor in education at the University of Auckland teaching in the fields of policy analysis, Māori women's issues, and the politics of representation of indigenous peoples. Leonie is a leading kaupapa Māori educator and researcher and has been working in the intersecting fields of education, health, whānau wellbeing and Maori immersion education for a number of decades.

May 24, 2018

Moko kauae is the right of all Māori women. It is not a right for anyone else.

Pākehā life coach Sally Anderson has come under fire this week for receiving moko kauae. Leonie Pihama looks at the difference between rights and privilege when it come to wāhine Māori and moko kauae.

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