Sarsha-Leigh Douglas

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Sarsha-Leigh Douglas

Ngāti Maru, Te Arawa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Kahungunu

Sarsha-Leigh Douglas is an innovative woman who has combined her interests in Te Ao Māori, politics and punk. What’s more she has done so in way that makes these improbable bedfellows a likely fit! Within punk Douglas found egalitarian philosophies and an ethos of freedom and autonomy that resonated with indigenous ways of seeing the world. 

The result?, as well as playing in four bands and experimenting with te reo Māori in songs Douglas also has a Masters Degree in Māori Punkology and a thesis Outcasts and Orchestrators: Finding Indigeneity in Aotearoa Punk Culture.

Watch as Sarsha-Leigh Douglas talks to Marae reporter, Yvonne Tahana.

Find out more about Sarsha-Leigh Douglas:

Read an interview with Sarsha-Leigh Douglas on The Spinoff. 

View Douglas's thesis. 

Image: Screengrab from Marae courtesy TVNZ.

Catalogue Reference TZP452935

Year 2014

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Presenter: Miriama Kamo
Reporter: Yvonne Tahana

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