18th March, 2019
Māori leaders stand with the Muslims upon the Christchurch shooting tragedy
We know this suffering, this extremism born of racial supremacy, this theft of identity. Send your community our aroha (love) and that we will together prevail over this hate and racism in Aotearoa. It doesn’t belong in Aotearoa. We fight it every day and we vow to fight it even more. We want to stand together with our Muslim brothers and sisters and denounce this clearly as an extreme form, the racism that is actually prevalent across our land.
We will continue to struggle for peace and justice in Aotearoa and offer our deep heartfelt sympathy for your pain.
To be clear, we will not accept this as an insult to mental health or an isolated crazy-man.
Hatred is promoted, tolerated and disseminated in this country everyday and our work against it is labelled as waste of time by many people in charge of this country. We face hostility every time we go out to struggle for peace and justice.
We vow to continue our struggle. Our deepest sympathy and love to your whanau and community.
Lastly, we plea to all your people young and old to stand hopeful that we will overcome these oppressive and racist forces in our land. Retain your hope, your mana and your well-being.
8th March, 2019
Women's Day 2019
“We at NESFAS and The Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty (TIP) acknowledge and therefore promote communities and societies that have been founded on the matriarchal values of nurturing, sharing, non-violent social structures and gender equality. We believe that such communities and societies have traditionally championed sustainable and eco-friendly approaches to food, agriculture and the well being off all. Their traditional values still offer the best basis to promote local and global peace and justice but are unfortunately being marginalised by the current dominant values of patriarchal societies”.
Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty
7th March, 2019
Subsequent to the success of the Indigenous Youth Fellowship Programme in 2017, NESFAS, a local indigenous organisation, will host the programme for 2019 while bearing most of the cost of this hosting locally and nationally, making it a truly local-global partnership building initiative for indigenous communities.
The pilot programme aimed at creating a platform for exchange among young minds from indigenous communities and syncing them to world views and actions, while maintaining their identities.
- NESFAS to foster a glocal partnership by hosting the TIP Fellowship Programme 2019
- TIP Indigenous Youth Fellowships Review’s Retreat Workshop, 26th September 2018, Rome
- TIP coordinates workshop for FAO Global Internship, Volunteers and Fellows Programme to Empower Indigenous Peoples
- Partner organization from Meghalaya-NESFAS activates its “No one shall be left behind” project supported by REC
- In loving memory of (L) Rev. Anthony Abong B Marak
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