Working in collaboration with the Toi Toi Manawa Trust and the University of Victoria’s Indigenous Governance Program, Pacific Peoples’ Partnership is pleased to present Red Tide: First Peoples’ Climate Action Summit (May 2018).
Hosted in Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, a Māori iwi located in the eastern Bay of Plenty and East Coast regions of New Zealand’s North Island, the week long gathering is designed to produce strategies that bring together traditional Indigenous environmental science and scientific observations. The gathering will result in the creation of an Indigenous Climate Action Toolkit that communities can start using immediately to combat climate change realities. Indigenous scholars, activists, knowledge keepers and artists are invited to share, co-create, and connect ideas, impacts and stories related to climate change.
Red Tide is formally known as the Pacific Networking Conference. Hosted by PPP since 1988, Pacific Networking Conferences are the principal Canadian conference on the South Pacific, bringing together leaders from across the Pacific to share experiences and learn from each other. They regularly welcome over 100 participants, building synergies between civil society organizations, Indigenous communities, academics and experts.