Indigenous leaders from across the Pacific have come together as 'Te Moana Nui a Hiva', a Cultural Network for the Pacific Continent. Their vision is to inspire all people to commit to action which protects and restores our Pacific Continent.
As part of this commitment, we are building Taiātea - an Ocean Collective in Aotearoa, to find strength through partnership and work collaboratively to restore the health of our oceans.
For example, we are implementing a framework, based on Mātauranga Māori and science, to restore ecosystem health in Ngāti Kuri’s rohe in the far north of Aotearoa. This includes the culturally important Rangitāhua/Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary, a global biodiversity hotspot, with many unique taonga found nowhere else on earth.
We invite others who share our vision and principles to join our collective. Through partnerships, indigenous leadership, and the integration of knowledge systems, it is possible to achieve our common vision.