He Kāhui Mano: Tribal Summit: Activating a Community-Led Circular Economy

Join us to explore how indigenous communities, can tackle community-level challenges & contribute to global change.

Nau mai, haere mai...

Join us at the intersection of climate change, culture, and community to explore how we, as indigenous communities, can tackle community-level challenges and contribute to global change.


We invite indigenous New Zealanders to attend the inaugural 2024 Tribal Summit to explore our economic potential as Māori and how it must coincide with social and cultural well-being. 

He Kāhui Mano-Tribal Summit

A three-day event for indigenous communities to reimagine and redefine our future through a community-led, kaupapa-driven circular economy.


Our aim is to provide the opportunity to better understand Circular Economy- the theory and the practice. We will offer a mix of presentations and think space to do a deeper dive into key areas of potential change in our homes, workplaces and community. 


Our aim is to provide participants with the opportunity to broadly redefine sustainability, resilience and innovation for a community-led circular future.

Over three days we invite you to learn, reflect, and wānanga with others, to consider:

  1. Can circularity align with our aspirations for cultural and social well-being and values as Māori?
  2. A means to an end... how does circularity stack up building a kaupapa-driven Tribal economy? 
  3. How do we unlock the economic potential of a Taiao-positive, circular economy?
  4. What are the pros/cons of a Circular Economy?
  5. Let's explore the adapted Doughnut with our indigenous lens... Tina Boasa-Dean et al

Dates: 14-16 August 2024
Where: New Plymouth, New Zealand




    Bry Kopu

    New Zealand

    Kia ora from New Zealand! I am one of two Co-Founders leading an indigenous response to climate change and community resilience.


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