We envision a world bound by the vast moana, where indigenous people, our tikanga and knowledges are centred.

Rangatahi led. Rangatahi driven. We are indigenous youth from the Pacific and Aotearoa working for climate action and indigenous sovereignty.

 
Te+Ara+Whatu-28.jpg
 
 
 

We envision a world bound by the vast moana, where indigenous people, our tikanga and knowledges are centred.

 
 
 
Te Ara Whatu-84.jpg

Learn the basics.

What is climate change? Are we all doomed? Whats an IPFCC? What’s the Zero Carbon Bill? Who are Tohu and Te Whiti? How can indigenous knowledge help guide our solutions?? Look it’s really scary to understand and talk about all of this. Here are some helpful resources:

Read More →

 
Screen Shot 2019-08-23 at 7.54.12 AM.png

Meet our delegation for COP25 in Santiago Chile!

We are really excited to announce our tira of 8 rangatahi from Aotearoa and Te-Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa who will be travelling to Sanitago in December 2019. Come and read more about them:

Read More →

Te Ara Whatu-124.jpg

Te Whare Wānaga: Talk Space

Facing climate change head on, it’s really easy to feel overwhelmed. Come through to read and contribute to a collection of art/poetry/music/videos/rants from rangatahi across the Pacific.

Read More →

Te Ara Whatu-79.jpg

Articles featuring Te Ara Whatu:

"The fact that we even got a rulebook is amazing — it shows some collective effort to address climate change, but we are really let down by the lack of rights language in the agreement.”

Read More →

 
 
COMEMEET OUR TEAM.png
 

Rangatahi || a single strand once woven
Rangatira || strands woven many times over

As indigenous people, we know that the whenua we live on is not just water and soil. We understand our relationship as whakapapa, where our place in the world is guided by the taiao as our tuakana and Papatūānuku and Ranginui as our ancestors. Thus, our fight is not just for a place to live, but rather the whenua is central to an indigenous worldview.

In working for climate action and indigenous sovereignty, we look to create relationships from a place of whakapapa and shared values. On a domestic, national, and international level.

 
 
 
GettyImages-1071625268.jpg