Kia ora, I'm Nate, I'm a Papuan from Iokea, a village in the Gulf Province of Papua New Guinea, though I've spent most of my life in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa.

I'm a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Auckland in Sociology, researching Indigenous Philosophies of Water in the Pacific, and how they disrupt and challenge colonisation.

I'm representing the Te Ara Whatu kaupapa because I believe it's absolutely necessary that the voices of indigenous youth are centered in all discussions concerning the future of our planet.

When I'm not studying, I work as a teaching assistant at the University of Auckland, and in my free time I'm either playing Dungeon's and Dragon's/other board games with my friend's and family, or gardening.

I'm also an activist and have been involved with struggles for rights, equality, and justice throughout Aotearoa and beyond.