Miriama Evans (Ngāti Mutungā, Ngāi Tahu) was one of the Spiral Collective that first published Keri Hulme’s The Bone People in 1983. She was a co-editor of The Penguin Book of Contemporary New Zealand Poetry, Ngā Kupu Tïtohu o Aotearoa in 1989. Miriama has held many senior roles in the public service, as well as iwi governance roles.
Miriama is currently a member of the Waitangi Tribunal, a member of Te Aka Matua Māori Advisory for Victoria University and the national advisor to St John on Māori Health. Miriama has recently retired as a member of Te Runanga o Ngāti Mutungā where she spent more than twenty years in governance roles.
Miriama passed in August 2018.