Our Canadian Summer has been a busy one! Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP) was pleased to bring on three talented young interns Jaegar, Miranda and Zachary and are pleased to have also brought Steven Davies onto the Team to coordinate this years One Wave Gathering.
Included in this edition of Pasifik Currents are highlights of some of our recent activities including the amazing Longhouse Dialogues that took place from May 31 – June 5, as outlined in my blog. We are also thrilled to see the terrific project profile of our partner HELP Resources in a special report by the Commonwealth Foundation that highlights Stronger Civic Voices across the Commonwealth (Page 11)
Our Team working alongside ECO Canada has also designed a new Indigenous youth focussed climate action curriculum called RedTide: Climate Connect slated for this Fall. And we are thrilled that Kalilah Rampenen, the Youth Chair for RedTide 2020: International Indigenous Climate Action and Youth Conference, has secured permission from her hereditary Chief Maquinna to host RedTide from June 22-25, 2020 in their Territories near Tofino, so mark your calendar and watch our website for an amazing series of events to come!
Thanks to the enhanced Team capacity, PPP has been delighted to develop our archives further and capture interviews with many of the key influencers since our inception. We are turning 45 next year and are embarking on a process of reflection and renewal. Our Board of Directors are preparing for our next strategic planning process “Beyond 45” for the Fall of 2019, and it is our hope to reinvigorate our relationships throughout the South Pacific, to engage in deep listening and reconnecting to ensure our work is properly informed by those we serve in an efficient and effective way. In addition, we continue to work with established partners here in Canada to produce award-winning programming that connects diverse communities north-south to build understanding and ultimately solidarity for peace, dignity, equity and a sustainable future for all.
This year, more than ever we need your continued support and engagement! To that end we are inviting you to take a short survey to indicate your preference for communication platforms and you might even win a prize! You can take that quick survey here. We cannot do this work without your support, please consider donating and/or volunteering to support this year’s One Wave Gathering.
Very best wishes,