International Indigenous Climate Action Summit
Youth Summit begins: April 30 2018
Climate Action Summit: April 30-May 6 2018
Festival of Arts: May 2018
Toi Toi Manawa Trust and Pacific Peoples’ Partnership were thrilled to co-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.
The main convening dates were confirmed for May 1 – 6, 2018.
May 1 & 2, 2018 – Youth Conference
May 3 – 6, 2018 – Full Summit
A pre-conference protocol program is also in development with more details to come, as is an artist residency.
Many joined us in discussing and strategizing as we integrated Indigenous environmental science, activism, scientific observations and Indigenous youth involvement. The Summit featured keynote speakers, interactive cultural sessions, open spaces and a festival of artists that activated and rejuvenated this global movement.
Indigenous scholars, activists, allies, knowledge keepers and artists were invited to share, co-create, and connect ideas, impacts and stories related to climate change.
Mark Gauti – Artist (Logo)
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 has been involved in Coast Salish culture, participating in drumming, language programs, Tribal Canoe Journeys, and researching traditional art and storytelling. Mark connects people to the natural environment and culture using photography and digital hybrid pieces that create a mystical union between nature and culture and across time.