Tag: indigenous climate action

The day is new, but this road is old

How can we talk about solving this sickness if we don’t acknowledge its fundamental causes? We are unwell because Papatūānuku is unwell.

One great lesson from this absolutely awful year

The year 2020 is about to burn itself out and we can all put it behind us. Despite its terribleness, José Barbosa argues 2020 will be remembered as the ultimate …

Give power to Māori and marginalised communities and we’ll get through the climate emergency

Today, our parliament will declare a climate emergency. Three young climate leaders say it’s a grim marker of the scale of human-caused planetary collapse, but we need to ensure the government does not sacrifice the important for the urgent. 

How to centre indigenous people in climate conversations

We need to amplify indigenous voices around the climate emergency, but what does that mean in practice?

It’s not just Greta: the Nobel Peace Prize belongs to indigenous climate activists

Adam Currie questions why the public are so keen to hear the Swedish teen's message over the indigenous youth who raised their voices long before Greta.

‘We are the victims but we are also the solution’: Indigenous climate activist Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim

She was recently named by Time as one of the 15 women leading the fight against climate change. Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim tells Kera Sherwood-O'Regan about the effects of the changing climate on her village growing up in Chad, especially on women and girls, and what spurred her to action.

Step up for Tāmaki: Rangatahi are ready to take action on climate

A new web series challenges the false idea that rangatahi Māori “aren’t engaged” in politics or civic participation, and presents what aims to be a more hopeful and inclusive alternative. 

Breakfast with the Secretary General: Māori activists press the UN on climate change

The United Nations Secretary General has given a nod to indigenous rangatahi in their fight for climate justice.

How decolonising health could save the planet

Indigenous people have always had ecological perspectives on health, which have only recently entered 'mainstream' discourse, and the scope now is planetary health

How the COP24 climate talks betrayed the fight for human rights

Part of the indigenous youth delegation at this year's COP24 climate talks, Kera Sherwood-O'Regan reports back from Poland on the indigenous and human rights travesty that has just been delivered by the summit. 

Rangatahi take the UN… again

They're young, they're hungry, and they're not taking any crap. Waves of rangatahi activists are using the UN to share kaupapa Māori values with the world. 

Iwi and the fight against the rising tide of climate change

In the first week of May, members of Te Whānau-a-Apanui invited indigenous climate change activists and thinkers from Aotearoa and around the world to the Red Tide International Indigenous Climate Action Summit.

Indigenous youth say ‘pass the mic’ to decolonise COP23 climate talks

Kera Sherwood-O’Regan is an Aotearoa Youth Leadership Institute delegate to COP23, the United Nations Climate Talks in Germany, reporting over the three-week conference. This week: she's tired and no one's listening to indigenous people.