of the 5th World Indigenous Youth Conference
Waitangi, Aotearoa, New Zealand
9th to 15th March 1998
20 February 1998
Tena koutou katoa
As all delegates, youth, and other interested parties will know, we have
been working towards and looking forward to hosting you all at the 5th
World Indigenous Youth Conference, set down for Waitangi, 9th to the
15th March 1998.
Unfortunately however, the unavailability of certain key speakers,
unavoidable logistical problems, and the lack of sufficient funding,
have forced the Organising Committee to postpone the Conference.
We apologise most sincerely to all those who have made arrangements to
attend the Conference, which will now be rescheduled to a more suitable
Please do not hesitate to contact either of us to clarify any queries
regarding changes in your travel arrangements, conference documents
and registration fees.
phone 64 9 430 2207
phone 64 25 2736 878
fax 64 9 430 2209
phone 64 9 401 0379
phone 64 25 812 364
fax 64 9 401 0379
Where: This event will take place at Waitangi.
Your host will be young people from Te Tai Tokerau
( the north tribal nations) They are
organising a programme that targets those in
the age group 15 - 28 yrs.
By discussing each others situations
we are "awakening to our own solutions"
Preliminary day by day programme:
for Inter-national Delegations
People of the land . focusing on issues from a
Effects of colonisation. focusing om pressent issues.
Hau-ora (health)..healing ourself
towards a better future.
Celebration.all that is good about being Young
Specific topics covered will include our
relations with the land and to one another,
identity, power imbalances, sovereign rights,
colonisation, poverty, languange and customs,
pollution of natural recuorses, education,
justice, social structures, unemployment, health
(alcohol and drugs, suicide, sexuality) These
topics where identified by young Maori at
their recent National gathering in July.
The cost to attend the conference is approx 300-00 NZ dollar
This cover Accomondation, meals and conferense
material. Daily rates are 50-00 NZ dollar per day.
Accomondation is being provided for all
conferencce participants. There are many
hotels/motels in the area that can be booked
and charged to the individual.
A range of workshops mediums
will be avalible to explore the varius issues
example brainstorming ideas, drama.
Conference delegates will be
given the oppertunity to share various
expressions of thier respective cultures.
Delegates should be prepared to present this at
the orginised performing times during the event.
There will be Maori arts and crafts on site.
We encourange International delegates to bring
their own handcraft to display during the event.
Appropiate Films or Videos to use as inspiration
for discussions or entertainment are also welcome.
This is available to those International travellers
who wish to be hosted by Maori youth before or
after the conference.
We may have some difficulty in arranging
appropriate facilities so we request
that delegates bring an interprenter with them
so communication problems are minimal. The
Official languanges of Aotearoa are Maori and
We are presently arranging a Maori inboud travel
operator who you can contact. Details will be
avalible shortly. Further Information: If you
have any enquiries about the 5th WIYC please do
not hesitate to contact the conferense
Mike Nathan or Aroha Shelford
C/o Link Centre P.O. Box 1 7 5 5
ph: 0 9 - 4 3 8 5 2 0 7 Fax: 0 9 - 4 3 8 5 2 1 0
A broad representation of Indigenous Youth throughout
the world is of great importance to this
event. We ask that you pass this information
on to other young people in your City, State or
Noho ora ra
Yes, that's exactly what we've done by putting up this webpage. :)
Feel free to contact the organizers, specific questions about the
presentation at this website could be sent to the webmaster.
Else feel free to follow any of the links below.
To the Sami presentation page, about the webmasters people.
Samefolket, the journal of Sami affairs, same webmaster as here, also writes occationally for same publication.
The Maori flag and links to more info about the Maori