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AIO Ambassadors

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AIO and the Ambassadors Program have been significantly influenced by our relationship with the whanau of the Advancement of Maori Opportunity (AMO). All of us on the first AIO trip to Aotearoa (New Zealand) were forever changed and will never forget the students' powerful greeting at Nga Taiatea Wharekura (Maori language emersion high school). Watson Ohia, founding board member of AMO, is a strong and effective leader grounded in his core cultural values. He implemented and institutionalized Indigenous values as the founding Principle, and his values-based leadership is truly inspiring. Watson, your AIO whanau (family) are proud of the legacy you have created at the school, and we look forward to supporting you and Michelle in your next adventure!

As this chapter closes another opens. Watson Ohia has served as Ngā Taiātea Wharekura principal since the school opened in 2004. Ngā Taiātea Community gather...

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AIO Ambassadors

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AIO Ambassadors team up a the California Endowment. Geneva says, "Doesn’t matter that we were in different classes. Whanau representing." And Bird adds, "The Ambassadors are doing such great work all around the country!" Kevin Killer Bird Runningwater Lori Pourier Geneva Wiki The California Endowment