Ngāti Pakahi ki Whangaroa,
Ngāti Kahu, Ngāpuhi
Whetu-Iti Doreen Silver is a multidisciplinary artist, practitioner and mother that comes from a strong matriarchal lineage. She has worked extensively in the arts and event industry as a practitioner, facilitator, and creative collaborator for the past 15 years. Central to her life and mahi is listening and being guided by Ngā Atua wāhine and her tūpuna, which activated her to co-create alongside the wāhine in her whānau Te Whare Tapu o Ngā Hine, a kaupapa and space that reclaims, restores, and returns the balance of te mana o te wāhine through wānanga, ritual performance and wairua practice. Whetu has contributed to the following kaupapa as key creative; HINE,
Te Mana o Hinehau, My Seven Uncles, Mahuika!, All Good, and Māori Television
Te Iwa o Matariki digital series. Whetu believes that the very act of revealing the kaupapa of The Haka Party Incident clears and creates a space for Māori to retell and rewrite the narratives and truths of our people and place as the kaitiaki of this whenua tapu, Aotearoa. Mauri ora, Mauri oho, Mauri tau!