SPEAKER: Lia Pa'apa'a

Lia Pa'apa'a

(Ngamumu/ For Mothers) is an artist who hails from Samoa and the Luiseño nation of Southern California. She is a Creative Producer and Community Arts Cultural Development practitioner who produces community empowered multi- artform projects with Pacific Islander, culturally diverse and Indigenous Australian communities across region and remote contexts. Lia has been highly successful in delivering dynamic programming across community cultural festivals and projects that focus on community empowerment, capacity building and intergenerational exchange across art forms. Lia lives in Cairns and is reinvigorating and reimagining ancestral practices to support her family’s and community’s health and wellbeing.