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.

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

 
 
 
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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:

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Help our team get to the UN Climate Talks in Chile!

Can you chip in to help our team get to Chile? Read more about the members and why we are attending.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

 
 
 
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