Tell A Yarn

K.I.N. Knowledge in Indigenous Networks

Yarn

Photo credit: Noritta Morseu-Diop

The word yarn or yarning has taken on a whole new meaning since returning from Australia this week.

I’ve spent the last few weeks surrounded by story-tellers telling a yarn. I’ve listened to men stand and speak in their native tongue of Te Reo Māori to address New Zealand Government. I’ve experienced extraordinary, strong and daring women stand-up and bear their souls to a room full of strangers through yarning. And travelled across the Tasman to Brisbane, Australia to be with First Nations elders, leaders and youth to share my yarn on “Building movements, not empires”.

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