International Indigenous Knowledge Exchange
The Māori peoples of the Whanganui River in New Zealand view their ancestral river, Te Awa Tupua, as an indivisible whole, incorporating its tributaries and all its physical and metaphysical elements from the mountains to the sea. In February 2020, Tribal Leaders from Arizona travelled to the Whanganui River for a cross cultural exchange.
Our Communities Hold The Knowledge
Knowledge is deepened when learning experiences foster connection, mutual respect and a shared vision. Indigenous Leaders from tribes in Arizona traveled to the Whanganui River in Aotearoa/New Zealand to participate in an exhange affirming Indigenous knowledge as an effective means for addressing water vulnerability and ensuring a sustainable future.