Help indigenous youth of Te Ara Whatu attend the UN Climate Talks

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Help Indigenous Youth Of Te Ara Whatu Attend The UN Climate Talks

Project 2019-10-03 21:47:16 +1300

Thank you to everyone for the support and helping us reach our first target of $17,000!! We are overwhelmed by your support. The fundraiser will stay open until Sunday, additional koha will go towards our increased costs from the change of host location to Europe.”

 

In 2017 the first ever delegation to be organised, led and made up of indigenous youth attended the UN Climate Talks. Last year we returned to the mahi once more, helping to bring to life the first climate solutions platform co-governed by indigneous peoples and governments. This year we are continuing with this important kaupapa, travelling to Madrid, Spain for the 25th UN Climate Talks. The biggest barrier to ensuring indigenous youth are present in this talanoa/kōrero is money. Can you chip in to help us get there?

The Kaupapa

Our waters.
Our forests.
Our mountains.
Our lands.

These are places to which we belong - the legacies handed down by our ancestors.

These are the places from which our mana is derived. This is our agency and our power, but mostly our responsibility as tangata whenua to pursue self- determination for those past, present and those still to come. Our knowledge systems have been created and maintained via thousands of years of co-existence with the environment. As temperatures change, and bio-diversity declines the reference points within our knowledge systems are changing. As sea levels rise, our fonua and the very atea of our marae are threatened with flood waters and we are called to stand in their protection.

 

Disrupt - Learn - Share - Connect

 

These are the intentions at the forefront of our mind. We have the blueprints for the future in our DNA. We have ancient stories that hold global solutions. We must use them now to protect those things which shape our identity, that make us who we are. Help us to achieve this mahi.


Who is Te Ara Whatu?



Te Ara Whatu is made up of rangatahi Māori and Pasifika from around Aotearoa. We connect to a variety of Māori and Pasifika communities and walk many paths, from storytelling to environmental planning, from campaigning to policy, and all things tangata whenua.

Our mahi is founded in enabling rangatahi Māori and Pasifika to generate the skills and relationships needed to take on the intersectional challenges that we have inherited, and will be facing in the future. Our vision is for rangatahi to lead the way in creating resilient, adaptable and self-determined indigenous communities - generating our own solutions based in our cultural knowledge and ways of living.

Find out more about us by heading to our website tearawhatu.org

 

Where will the money go?

All fund raised go towards covering the cost of our flights, accommodation, travel insurance and local travel costs. Any extra will go towards making sure we have good kai to nourish us while we mahi. Total costs are approximately $4500 per team member.

 

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COP25 moved to Madrid, Spain

02/11/2019 at 8:29 PM

Kia ora tātou,

The venue of COP25 has officially been changed to Madrid, Spain, following the withdrawal of the original host nation Chile 3 days ago.

We are pleased to announce that Te Ara Whatu will still be attending COP25. We are now calling for your support to help us get to Madrid, Spain so we can continue our mahi at this important platform.

Chile’s recent withdrawal as host of COP25 was in light of civil unrest, occurring in the context of ongoing human rights violations by the Chilean state and military. We stand in solidarity with Chileans and those around the world whose democratic and human rights continue to be compromised.

In this global context, and now more than ever, Te Ara Whatu believes it is crucial to centre social and environmental justice in international climate change decision-making.

Please continue to support and share our crowdfunder as you can.

Ngā mihi nui,
Te Ara Whatu

Chile withdraws from hosting COP25

31/10/2019 at 9:37 AM

Kia ora tātou.

Some of you may have heard that overnight the president of Chile has withdrawn from hosting both APEC and COP25, which were intended to take place in Santiago, Chile. In the context of ongoing human rights violations by police and state military we support this stance, and stand in solidarity with citizens whose democratic and human rights have and continue to be compromised. We call on the Chilean administration to put an end to the state violence being imposed on the Chilean people. We hope that the withdrawal of the conference from Chile will allow leaders to focus their energies on their people and finding a just and peaceful way forward.

Te Ara Whatu has been keeping an eye on the unfolding events in Chile, and so this is not so much a surprise, as a complication. We are currently awaiting further updates from the United Nations regarding a possible change in venue. Until we receive confirmation of COP25’s ultimate cancellation, we will continue to adapt and prepare to attend the conference. Now more than ever, and particularly in the context of these and other human rights violations taking place across the globe, we want to ensure that indigenous voices are centred in bringing social and environmental justice policy into the collective consciousness of COP 25 attendees. So if possible, please continue to donate and share our crowdfunder.

Just to provide clarity, if the climate talks are ultimately cancelled and the funds cannot be directed towards their intended purpose, all donations will be refunded. We will continue to update you all as new information comes to light.

Ngā manaakitanga,
Te Ara Whatu

    Pledgers 343

    Je Mappelle Anguigo
    2019-10-10 13:14:08 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-10-10 12:55:13 +1300

    "Sending so much love and gratitude. Thank you x"

    Chelsea Koroi
    2019-10-10 12:53:13 +1300

    "So proud of our beautiful girl Haylee Koroi XX "

    Georgia Rose
    2019-10-10 12:15:38 +1300

    "Thank you for your mahi."

    Zach Andzue
    2019-10-10 11:43:37 +1300

    "Ngā Mihi to you whānau. Couldn't be more proud to be a kiwi, an indigenous kiwi right now. Good luck!"

    Tim Nicholas
    2019-10-10 11:26:58 +1300

    "Good luck and thank you. "

    Sharonnz
    2019-10-10 10:30:18 +1300

    "All the best for bringing your much-needed Indigenous rangatahi perspective from Aotearoa NZ to COP25!"

    Stephanie Borrelle
    2019-10-10 10:06:26 +1300

    "Good luck! "

    Empowered Activism Aotearoa
    2019-10-10 09:57:13 +1300

    "Kia Ora Te Ara Whatu Such important and potent mahi you are embarking on. We stand with you. Nga mihi nui | kia kaha "

    Iona Woodward
    2019-10-10 09:47:21 +1300
    Leroy Beckett
    2019-10-10 09:27:15 +1300
    Htoo Paw Thin
    2019-10-10 09:19:57 +1300

    "I wish I could pledge more! So inspired by the work y'all do! You are the future. "

    Liana Roberts-Letiu
    2019-10-10 09:16:09 +1300
    Paul Johanson
    2019-10-10 09:05:51 +1300
    Sigrid Yiakmis
    2019-10-10 09:02:40 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-10-10 08:46:18 +1300

    "Kia kaha, kia maia!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-10-10 08:33:06 +1300

    "Kia kaha! 💚"

    Te Kawa Robb
    2019-10-10 08:30:56 +1300

    "He mahi rangatira tēnei, mo ināianei, mo āpōpō, mo o mātou mokopuna. Mauri ora ki a koutou"

    Aroha
    2019-10-10 08:00:33 +1300

    "For our mokopuna x"

    Cordelia Lockett
    2019-10-10 07:33:59 +1300

    "Kia kaha, brave climate warriors!"

    Jo Wrigley
    2019-10-10 07:17:52 +1300
    Elena Burg Guam
    2019-10-10 01:52:52 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-10-09 21:56:11 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-10-09 21:24:59 +1300
    Natalie Jones
    2019-10-09 21:18:09 +1300
    Lauren McLean
    2019-10-09 20:50:31 +1300

    "Give em hell. We need urgent climate action now and indigenous people should be at the forefront. "

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-10-09 20:50:06 +1300
    Chloe Reyllo
    2019-10-09 20:45:15 +1300
    Suzanne Woodward
    2019-10-09 20:43:18 +1300

    "Kia kaha 💚🖤♥️"

    Sarah Hiles-Smith
    2019-10-09 20:40:21 +1300

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    Help Indigenous Youth Of Te Ara Whatu Attend The UN Climate Talks

    Project 2019-10-03 21:47:16 +1300

    Thank you to everyone for the support and helping us reach our first target of $17,000!! We are overwhelmed by your support. The fundraiser will stay open until Sunday, additional koha will go towards our increased costs from the change of host location to Europe.”

     

    In 2017 the first ever delegation to be organised, led and made up of indigenous youth attended the UN Climate Talks. Last year we returned to the mahi once more, helping to bring to life the first climate solutions platform co-governed by indigneous peoples and governments. This year we are continuing with this important kaupapa, travelling to Madrid, Spain for the 25th UN Climate Talks. The biggest barrier to ensuring indigenous youth are present in this talanoa/kōrero is money. Can you chip in to help us get there?

    The Kaupapa

    Our waters.
    Our forests.
    Our mountains.
    Our lands.

    These are places to which we belong - the legacies handed down by our ancestors.

    These are the places from which our mana is derived. This is our agency and our power, but mostly our responsibility as tangata whenua to pursue self- determination for those past, present and those still to come. Our knowledge systems have been created and maintained via thousands of years of co-existence with the environment. As temperatures change, and bio-diversity declines the reference points within our knowledge systems are changing. As sea levels rise, our fonua and the very atea of our marae are threatened with flood waters and we are called to stand in their protection.

     

    Disrupt - Learn - Share - Connect

     

    These are the intentions at the forefront of our mind. We have the blueprints for the future in our DNA. We have ancient stories that hold global solutions. We must use them now to protect those things which shape our identity, that make us who we are. Help us to achieve this mahi.


    Who is Te Ara Whatu?



    Te Ara Whatu is made up of rangatahi Māori and Pasifika from around Aotearoa. We connect to a variety of Māori and Pasifika communities and walk many paths, from storytelling to environmental planning, from campaigning to policy, and all things tangata whenua.

    Our mahi is founded in enabling rangatahi Māori and Pasifika to generate the skills and relationships needed to take on the intersectional challenges that we have inherited, and will be facing in the future. Our vision is for rangatahi to lead the way in creating resilient, adaptable and self-determined indigenous communities - generating our own solutions based in our cultural knowledge and ways of living.

    Find out more about us by heading to our website tearawhatu.org

     

    Where will the money go?

    All fund raised go towards covering the cost of our flights, accommodation, travel insurance and local travel costs. Any extra will go towards making sure we have good kai to nourish us while we mahi. Total costs are approximately $4500 per team member.

     

    Comments

    COP25 moved to Madrid, Spain

    02/11/2019 at 8:29 PM

    Kia ora tātou,

    The venue of COP25 has officially been changed to Madrid, Spain, following the withdrawal of the original host nation Chile 3 days ago.

    We are pleased to announce that Te Ara Whatu will still be attending COP25. We are now calling for your support to help us get to Madrid, Spain so we can continue our mahi at this important platform.

    Chile’s recent withdrawal as host of COP25 was in light of civil unrest, occurring in the context of ongoing human rights violations by the Chilean state and military. We stand in solidarity with Chileans and those around the world whose democratic and human rights continue to be compromised.

    In this global context, and now more than ever, Te Ara Whatu believes it is crucial to centre social and environmental justice in international climate change decision-making.

    Please continue to support and share our crowdfunder as you can.

    Ngā mihi nui,
    Te Ara Whatu

    Chile withdraws from hosting COP25

    31/10/2019 at 9:37 AM

    Kia ora tātou.

    Some of you may have heard that overnight the president of Chile has withdrawn from hosting both APEC and COP25, which were intended to take place in Santiago, Chile. In the context of ongoing human rights violations by police and state military we support this stance, and stand in solidarity with citizens whose democratic and human rights have and continue to be compromised. We call on the Chilean administration to put an end to the state violence being imposed on the Chilean people. We hope that the withdrawal of the conference from Chile will allow leaders to focus their energies on their people and finding a just and peaceful way forward.

    Te Ara Whatu has been keeping an eye on the unfolding events in Chile, and so this is not so much a surprise, as a complication. We are currently awaiting further updates from the United Nations regarding a possible change in venue. Until we receive confirmation of COP25’s ultimate cancellation, we will continue to adapt and prepare to attend the conference. Now more than ever, and particularly in the context of these and other human rights violations taking place across the globe, we want to ensure that indigenous voices are centred in bringing social and environmental justice policy into the collective consciousness of COP 25 attendees. So if possible, please continue to donate and share our crowdfunder.

    Just to provide clarity, if the climate talks are ultimately cancelled and the funds cannot be directed towards their intended purpose, all donations will be refunded. We will continue to update you all as new information comes to light.

    Ngā manaakitanga,
    Te Ara Whatu

      Je Mappelle Anguigo
      2019-10-10 13:14:08 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-10-10 12:55:13 +1300

      "Sending so much love and gratitude. Thank you x"

      Chelsea Koroi
      2019-10-10 12:53:13 +1300

      "So proud of our beautiful girl Haylee Koroi XX "

      Georgia Rose
      2019-10-10 12:15:38 +1300

      "Thank you for your mahi."

      Zach Andzue
      2019-10-10 11:43:37 +1300

      "Ngā Mihi to you whānau. Couldn't be more proud to be a kiwi, an indigenous kiwi right now. Good luck!"

      Tim Nicholas
      2019-10-10 11:26:58 +1300

      "Good luck and thank you. "

      Sharonnz
      2019-10-10 10:30:18 +1300

      "All the best for bringing your much-needed Indigenous rangatahi perspective from Aotearoa NZ to COP25!"

      Stephanie Borrelle
      2019-10-10 10:06:26 +1300

      "Good luck! "

      Empowered Activism Aotearoa
      2019-10-10 09:57:13 +1300

      "Kia Ora Te Ara Whatu Such important and potent mahi you are embarking on. We stand with you. Nga mihi nui | kia kaha "

      Iona Woodward
      2019-10-10 09:47:21 +1300
      Leroy Beckett
      2019-10-10 09:27:15 +1300
      Htoo Paw Thin
      2019-10-10 09:19:57 +1300

      "I wish I could pledge more! So inspired by the work y'all do! You are the future. "

      Liana Roberts-Letiu
      2019-10-10 09:16:09 +1300
      Paul Johanson
      2019-10-10 09:05:51 +1300
      Sigrid Yiakmis
      2019-10-10 09:02:40 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-10-10 08:46:18 +1300

      "Kia kaha, kia maia!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-10-10 08:33:06 +1300

      "Kia kaha! 💚"

      Te Kawa Robb
      2019-10-10 08:30:56 +1300

      "He mahi rangatira tēnei, mo ināianei, mo āpōpō, mo o mātou mokopuna. Mauri ora ki a koutou"

      Aroha
      2019-10-10 08:00:33 +1300

      "For our mokopuna x"

      Cordelia Lockett
      2019-10-10 07:33:59 +1300

      "Kia kaha, brave climate warriors!"

      Jo Wrigley
      2019-10-10 07:17:52 +1300
      Elena Burg Guam
      2019-10-10 01:52:52 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-10-09 21:56:11 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-10-09 21:24:59 +1300
      Natalie Jones
      2019-10-09 21:18:09 +1300
      Lauren McLean
      2019-10-09 20:50:31 +1300

      "Give em hell. We need urgent climate action now and indigenous people should be at the forefront. "

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-10-09 20:50:06 +1300
      Chloe Reyllo
      2019-10-09 20:45:15 +1300
      Suzanne Woodward
      2019-10-09 20:43:18 +1300

      "Kia kaha 💚🖤♥️"

      Sarah Hiles-Smith
      2019-10-09 20:40:21 +1300

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