Teaiwa Sisters Collegiate T-Shirt

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Teaiwa Sisters Collegiate T-Shirt

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Katerina and Teresia Teaiwa have been instrumental to the development of a burgeoning Pacific Island Studies through their scholarship, poetry and film-making.  These two sisters hail from I-Kiribati and African American descent, being 2 of 4 people in their I-Kiribati community with PHD degrees.

Older sister, Teresia Teaiwa (12 August 1968 – 21 March 2017) is a long-standing staple of the Pacific, with her start as an academic writing on justice from nuclear testing in Micronesia to feminism in the Pacific.  She is known to have started the Pacific Studies Department at Victoria University in New Zealand, while also being a well-published poet.  

Younger sister, Katerina Teaiwa is a film-maker and academic who teaches at Australia National University.  Her work highlights food and land justice in the Pacific, especially with the island of Banaba, where her family roots are located.  

Both sisters have strongly advocated for justice for communities in the Pacific and have led the way in how we can enact this justice through their scholarship, art and activism.

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