Naau te rourou, naaku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi.
Kei te pai press is an Indigenous led sharing and learning project based in the settler colony, New Zealand or Aotearoa me Te Waipounamu
Kei te pai press came out of a feeling of impotence, despair and frustration on Waitangi day 2020
Kei te pai press is a project intended to undermine ongoing colonial violence, dispossession and alienation
LIVE LAUGH LAND BACK
Kei te pai press is dedicated to publishing mahi primarily by Maaori writers, but is keen on publishing our comrades from across the world
Kei te pai is interested in prioritising narratives centered around sovereignty, potentiality and resistance
Kei te pai publishes personal essays, interviews, short stories, poetry and prose at specific times of the year (mainly when we have time and energy)
(Kei te pai also publish videos, illustration and photography. )
Kei te pai has an online reading club, where we send out a selection of readings
(once a month or more). These are books and texts we feel are urgent and critical. There is no impetus to respond to these emails (although you can if you wish), but we do ask that you consider the ideas in these writings and use them as tools to better understand and undermine the colonial society that we live in
We also publish a podcast where we aim to speak to different people based between our interests
(politics and art)
We also do an occasional education programme, which has been informed by the texts within our reading club. This will involve a six week online close reading group with special artist presentations and teach ins (It is completely free)
Kei te pai is primarily for Indigenous people and is self funded
Kei te pai aims to be inclusive, but is self funded, run by two people and we do not want to be inclusive for inclusivity's sake.
Kei te pai is a project that is reliant on our ability to find time and energy to do these things that we care deeply about. We have responsibilities as parents to a pepi (baby), to our communities, friends and whaanau and as people who work full time and are always juggling lots of things (Capitalism :(((((( ).
Kei te pai is important to us and is always growing, learning and changing. We are always open to feedback, collaborations and new ideas.
Kei te pai is committed to imagining a new more just world and publishes and support mahi that we are passionate about that is bold, challenging and a fuck u to the neo-colonial hetero patriarchy
Kei te pai is committed to supporting incarcerated people
Kei te pai operates using an expansive kaupapa Maaori framework, where we borrow from many places to weave a kete that utilises different knowledge systems together that ultimately benefits and uplifts Maaori
In this time ecological disaster we are committed to putting Indigenous epistemologies first
What benefits Maaori, benefits everyone
Aroha mai, aroha atu