Lagi-Maama has only been around for going on five years, but the work they have achieved has been hugely significant in ‘privileging’ Indigenous cultural knowledge and understanding, and challenging the status quo. The pair informed Moana Fresh and other entrepreneurs with similar values that being willing to challenge Western imposed structures and systems, is a step in the right direction. “Be openminded, transparent and focussed on genuinely walking alongside your communities – it’s not an easy journey, but an empowering one.” Makuati-Afitu says. Lagi-Maama reminded us that when we arm ourselves with our Indigenous knowledges and practices, held within and across our communities, we can navigate confidently in challenging the status quo.