The Importance of the Environment to Rangatahi Māori

By CCC19 participant, Whakairitaua Stanyon, introduced by CCC19 co-organiser, Graham Meltzer, Findhorn. Graham: According to Noam Chomsky, the world is “facing potential environmental catastrophe and not in the distant future.” Furthermore, he insists, the only thing standing between humankind and catastrophe, are the world’s indigenous peoples. In this vein, the organisers of Climate Change & Consciousness … Continue reading The Importance of the Environment to Rangatahi Māori

Ngā Kaiwhakauka Taketake: Māori Youth Delegation to CCC19

A guest blog post by Ngā Kaiwhakauka Taketake (transl. The Indigenous Preservers), a Māori youth delegation to CCC19. Greetings, we are five Māori rangatahi (youth) - a group of university students embarking on the journey of our lives. We call ourselves, Ngā Kaiwhakauka Taketake, The Indigenous Preservers. In April, we will journey to Scotland with … Continue reading Ngā Kaiwhakauka Taketake: Māori Youth Delegation to CCC19

Te Akau Wharehoka: a Māori Karate Kid

By conference convener, Stephanie Mines Continuing our series on participants coming to CCC19, this post is based on an interview with Te Akau Wharehoka, an activist Māori youth who will attend the conference with the generous support of an anonymous donor. If readers are inspired to want to donate to bring more young indigenous activists, … Continue reading Te Akau Wharehoka: a Māori Karate Kid

Te Waka McLeod: Maori envoy to CCC19

By conference convener, Stephanie Mines. Te Waka McLeod smiles from her heart, her eyes clear and her face placid and joyful as she tells me that she has found her passion in life. It is mending the fragmented families of her beloved Maori people. Working as a leader at the Parenting Place in Auckland, she … Continue reading Te Waka McLeod: Maori envoy to CCC19