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Puawai Cairns

Puawai Cairns
Photo by Jack Fisher

AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

Puawai Cairns (Ngāti Pūkenga, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi) is the Head of Matauranga Māori at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. She is co-editor of Protest Tautohetohe: Objects of Resistance, Persistence and Defiance which has been shortlisted for the Ockham NZ Book Awards.