2 September 2015
[Indian Country] Last week, the Washington D.C. based Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) announced their release of a comprehensive map of resources as part of the Obama administrations Generation Indigenous or GEN-I initiative.
CNAY’s map,which is available online, includes a list of nationwide programs, services and Native Youth contacts in support of the Obama Administration’s GEN-I initiative to improve the lives of Native Youth in Indian Country.
The full article can be found here
25 August 2015
[Stuff.co.nz by Amy Jackman] Maori Anglican Church leaders launched into a "spontaneous" and "thunderous" haka after voting to support the current New Zealand flag.
About 160 people met at the church's synod in Wellington this month, where the possibility of changing the flag was raised and discussed.
Options for a new flag have recently been narrowed down to a long list of 40 designs.
7 July 2015
[maoritelevision.com] According to Anglican Minister, Tony Brooking, “Our TPK family are here to do the work today for our homeless families to distribute resources.”
“We have health professionals, massage therapists in there, we have cooks here giving their time and skills for love.”
Organisers agree that they will never be able to achieve zero homelessness, however Matariki is a great opportunity to identify the increasing issues which lack support and dedicated organisations.
For the full article see here
A video can be found here
18 June 2015
[Today Media Network] Pope Francis has released his encyclical on climate change, with Indigenous Peoples’ cultural and land rights as major factors both underlying the issues and in seeking solutions.
Indigenous Peoples’ spiritual connection with the environment makes common sense, the 192-page document implies.
7 June 2015
[Anglican Church of Cnada] The General Synod established the National Aboriginal Day of Prayer on the 21 June in the Calendar of the Anglican Church of Canada enrolled under the heading of Other Major Feasts That Take Precedence of a Sunday as found on page 15 of the Book of Alternative Services and listed within of Other Major Feasts on page 16 of the BAS.