Pacific Peoples’ Partnership is committed to embodying the values of the communities that it serves. We facilitate ongoing knowledge exchange opportunities between Indigenous peoples of the North and South Pacific, and Pacific Islanders from Melanesia, Polynesia and Micronesia. As such, we aspire to work in accordance with local Indigenous protocols, priorities and values across the Pacific. We aim for a minimum 51% composition of Pacific Islanders and Indigenous peoples on our Board of Directors, and receive valuable guidance from local Pacific Islander and Lekwungen elders. We strive to deliver human rights based programming in conjunction with local partners, with the understanding that communities have the knowledge to most effectively address poverty, environmental degradation, the impacts of globalization and social injustice in their own societies. We recognize the disproportionate impact of these issues on women, Indigenous peoples and other marginalized people, and center these communities as knowledge-keepers in our work.
PPP firmly believes in the power of arts and culture to facilitate positive social change. The arts is a safe, valuable and accessible medium for diverse communities to engage in dialogue and learning with one another. Our educational programming often emphasizes the arts, and we regularly schedule artistic exchanges between Indigenous artists of the North and South Pacific. Pacific Peoples’ Partnership is proud to be a resource for Pacific Islanders, Indigenous peoples and members of the public. This includes Canada’s Pacific Islander diaspora. We offer extensive educational resources, events and opportunities to the public, and are always looking for ways to serve the aspirations of our communities. We encourage any people, organizations or communities with similar missions to connect with us to see how we can further or support your work. Learn more about how you can get involved here.