Isla Huia (Te Āti Haunui a-Pāpārangi, Uenuku) is a te reo Māori teacher, writer and musician. She has performed at the national finals of Rising Voices Youth Poetry Slam and the National Poetry Slam, as well as at Christchurch’s Word Festival. Isla can most often be found writing in Ōtautahi with FIKA Collective, and Ōtautahi Kaituhi Māori.
Loose Canons is a series where we invite artists we love to share five things that have shaped their creative practice. Writer, te reo Māori teacher and musician, Isla Huia shares the five things she grounds herself in.
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