Rangatahi take on the UN

Photo credit: Jason Boberg

Waves of rangatahi activists are using the UN to share kaupapa Māori values with the world. 

“In 2017 Te Ara Whatu became the first all-rangatahi Māori delegation to attend a UN Conference, and played a significant role in advancing indigenous rights at the COP23 Climate Negotiations.

“It is when indigenous peoples come together that powerful things happen,” says India Logan-Riley, a member of the Te Ara Whatu organising committee. “Through building relationships and sharing ideas, we can start to gather under the rafters of our own whare to bring to light our own dreams, rather than just coming together when our governments or the UN wants us to…”

>> Read full article on The Spinoff Ātea

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