Kim Tairi is an indigenous, intersectional feminist and librarian. Her career spans more than 25 years in both Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. The Kaitoha Puka (University Librarian) at Te Wānanga Aronui o Tāmaki Makaurau (AUT) she is Aotearoa’s first Māori University Librarian and a proud Nuku Woman.
In this episode, Kim speaks with Hugh about the challenges and opportunities of being an indigenous leader in a profession dominated by colonial knowledge structures and settler people. Kim shares some of her career history, and we even managed to sneak in a brief chat about personal style and fashion.
Recorded in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) and Naarm (Melbourne).
Edited on unceded Awabakal and Worimi land.
Music by Professor Kliq ‘Work at night’ Movements EP.
Sourced from Free Music Archive under a Creative Commons licence.