Maori elder from the Rongomaiwahine Tribe.
Pauline Tangiora is a Maori elder from the Rongomaiwahine Tribe on the East Coast of the North Island of Aotearoa / New Zealand and has affiliations to many other tribes. She is a Justice of the Peace, Earth Charter Commissioner and a member of the Earth Council, a former President and current Vice President of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Aotearoa. She is also the former Regional Women’s Representative for the World Council for Indigenous Peoples, She is a life member of the Maori Women’s Welfare League and a Patron of the Peace Foundation. She has represented Aotearoa at many international fora and was a Consultant to the International Steering Committee of the World Court Project. Tangiora also writes and lectures on issues including health, environment and indigenous issues, spiritual well-being and peace.