Deanna Harrison

Deanna Harrison

Ngāti Porou

Deanna has been a HUIA fan since the 1990s. As a second-language learner raising sons to be Māori speakers, Deanna found HUIA was a key part of providing the material to do so. Deanna’s love for te reo Māori is a key driver behind the work she does at HUIA – she adores working in an environment where she can listen to the beautiful melody of te reo Māori being spoken. Deanna is inspiring her mokopuna to become lifelong readers, and she aims to help carve a space where HUIA contributes to understanding the world from a te ao Māori lens.