Red Tide: International
Indigenous Climate Action Summit
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Youth Summit begins: April 30 2018
Climate Actiona Summit April 30 through May 6, 2018
Festival of Arts May
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Toi Toi Manawa Trust and the Pacific Peoples’ Partnership are pleased to present Red Tide: International Indigenous Climate Action Summit in the Māori tribal lands of Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, an iwi located in the eastern Bay of Plenty and East Coast regions of New Zealand’s North Island.
Join us to in discussing and strategizing with likeminded Indigenous environmental science, activism, scientific observations and indigenous youth. The Summit will feature keynote speakers, interactive cultural sessions and a festival of Artists that will activate and rejuvenate this global movement.
Indigenous scholars, activists, knowledge keepers and artists are invited to share, co-create, and connect ideas, impacts and stories related to climate change. The gathering will result in the creation of an Indigenous Climate Action Toolkit that communities can start using immediately to combat climate change realities. This toolkit is in partnership with the University of Victoria’s Indigenous Governance (IGOV)
Mark Gauti – Artist
Mark Gauti is a Coast Salish Artist from the T’Sou-ke First Nation. His work ranges from traditional Coast Salish art and colour palettes to contemporary designs with vibrant colours, and themes that push edges to create a 21st Century aesthetic. His work as an environmental scientist and cultural worker for Coast Salish and other BC tribes, integrates tradition and modernity. For the past fifteen years Mark is involved in Coast Salish culture, participating in drumming, language programs, Tribal Canoe Journeys, as well as researching traditional art and storytelling. Mark connects people to the natural environment and culture using photography and digit hybrid pieces that create a mystical union between nature and culture and across time.