When she was a little girl growing up in New Zealand, Professor Clare Bradford could see that the Maori children in her class at school were different.
They didn?€™t wear shoes, even in the middle of winter.
They lived in houses in low-lying parts of her town that were frequently flooded, while she lived in a drier, warmer area.
Understanding those differences, especially how the stories behind them are recorded ?€“ or are not recorded - in modern children?€™s literature, has now become Clare?€™s life work.
?€œTraditionally, settler nations like New Zealand and Australia, Canada and the United States, haven?€™t been very good at telling the stories of their Indigenous people in a way that gives a better understanding of those communities,?€