Indigenous Climate Connections: 2009 Asia-Pacific Indigenous Youth Network hui

Indigenous Climate Connections: 2009 Asia-Pacific Indigenous Youth Network hui

October 24th – November 2nd


“Indigenous Climate Connections will bring together 60 young
Indigenous people from all over Asia & the Pacific.  It’ll be a week
of whakawhānaunga and wānanga on what climate change means for our
communities.  Especially when you consider what is happening at home
here in the Pacific with our whanaunga living on small island nations.
There will be people from countries as diverse as Tuvalu, Taiwan,
Aotearoa and India at this hui,” said Horomona Horo member of the
organising committee"

"Indigenous Youth from Asia and the Pacific will arrive in Aotearoa by
October 24th, spending the next 2 days with rangatahi Māori in local
communities.  We will then gather with other Maori and Pasifika
peoples on October 26th at Te Hotu Manawa o Rangitaane o Manawatu
Marae to hui and wananga this kaupapa.

“The twin kaupapa of the hui are the United Nations Declaration on the
rights of Indigenous Peoples and climate change.  So Indigenous
Climate Connections will support Indigenous youth to understand and
take action on climate change as an issue that affects our Tino

"We are looking forward to working in collaboration with the Asia
Pacific Indigenous Youth Network. APIYN is an alliance of indigenous
youth organizations and individuals in the Asia Pacific Region.  APIYN
creates knowledge exchange that contribute to the development of
indigenous communities and their struggles" said fellow organiser
Terri Te Tau

“For Maori and Indigenous Peoples everywhere, 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,
continued Terri.

“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 is a collaborative project between
APIYN and local hosts Conscious Collaborations, supported by Ngā Pae o
te Māramatanga and the Hikurangi Foundation.

For more information contact:
Horomona Horo / Teanau Tuiono

email: consciouscollaborations[at]

Posted on 19 August, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. it is not a comment but we would just like to inform the group of this campaign that we have a group also here in the Philippines called Indigenous Youth Network. We are having our big project now which is the mobilization of the youth sectors in the community for the protection of the environment…

  2. Hello!
    Thanks for posting our event to this site / blog. We would like to inform everyone that the INdigenous Climate Connections is moved to Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia on November 14-20, 2009.
    It would be hosted by TAHABAS (network of indigenous peoples organizations in Sarawak).
    Please go to our website for more information.
    You may also want to contact us through the contact us form in our website if you have any question.
    Thanks you very much!

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