May 14, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Calling all Rangatahi taking action for Climate Change

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Climate Change is in Your Hands

Climate Change is in Your Hands
Climate Change is in Your Hands

Kia ora koutou e te whānau whānui!

This is a call out for rangatahi Māori and rangatahi Pasifika interested in understanding and taking action on climate change and Tino Rangatiratanga.

This kōanga (October 24th – November 2nd) Conscious Collaborations is hosting Indigenous Climate Connections (ICC) at Te Hotu Manawa o Rangitaane o Manawatu Marae, Palmerston North.

ICC will bring together 30 young Indigenous people from across Asia and the Pacific with 30 rangatahi Māori for a week of whakawhānaunga and wānanga on what climate change means for our communities.

If you’re interested in knowing more check the attached ICC info sheet and sign up to the website.

If you’re a rangatahi itchin’ to come kick it with 59 other passionate young natives fill out a registration form and email it to: [email protected] by Monday September 7th.

Conscious Collaborations whānau

Indigenous Climate Connections
October 24 – November 2 ‘09
Te Hotu Manawa o Rangitaane o Manawatu Marae
Palmerston North

With long histories of caring for the land, Tangata Whenua have contributed very little to the climate crisis. Yet we are on the frontlines of climate change. Climate change is already taking hold of homelands in the Asia-Pacific, tearing apart Indigenous communities and threatening the existence of entire peoples.

Meanwhile, Indigenous voices are largely shut out of the global response to climate change and many of the so-called ‘solutions’ imposed by governments and corporations present further risks to the wellbeing of our communities.

Right now, there is no justice in climate change or the way the majority of the world is choosing to respond to it. As the future of our communities, Rangatahi are key to creating climate justice, from the marae to the United Nations.

Indigenous Climate Connections will support rangatahi to take on this key role, while celebrating the stories we tell, the people we know and the lands we love.

Indigenous Climate Connections

Connecting Indigenous youth from the Asia Pacific and Aotearoa to take action for climate justice.

What does climate change mean for the self-determination of our communities? In October ’09 sixty rangatahi from all over Asia & the Pacific will come together to share knowledge and experiences of climate change and Tino Rangatiratanga. It’s an opportunity to draw on the wisdom of our t!puna while taking up our responsibilities and defending our rights as Indigenous youth.

Let’s plan action based on understandings of what climate change means for our people and our communities, share some dope skills for use on the frontlines of climate justice, and eat some hearty as kai!

Wanna help compost the system? Getting involved is easy.

*Fill out the registration form attached and email it to [email protected] by Tuesday, September 1st.

*Check out the website – – sign up and start dropping mad science on climate justice, Tino Rangatiratanga and whatever else is on your mind!

Host Organisations ~ Indigenous Climate Connections is a collaborative project between the Asia-Pacific Indigenous Youth Network & local Hosts Conscious Collaborations

Conscious Collaborations is an Indigenous collective striving for a world that acknowledges Papatuanuku by building relationships between Indigenous, activist, and creative communities. Founded in 2004, Conscious Collaborations Charitable Trust supports a wide range of projects that advocate for Indigenous self-determination and provide creative solutions to Indigenous issues

The Asia Pacific Indigenous Youth Network is an alliance of Indigenous youth organizations in Asia and the Pacific. It aims to promote and defend the rights of Indigenous peoples in general, and the Indigenous youth in particular. The Network intends to contribute to building the capacity and self-confidence of Indigenous youth in the Asia-Pacific Region by providing systems of information, exchange and networking.

Many thanks to Kane Te Manakura and Conscious Collaborations for this panui. REGISTER NOW~

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