Teanau Tuiono has been active in the digital world for a number of years with an emphasis on how that world impacts on indigenous peoples, locally and globally. He has participated at the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) promoting indigenous perspectives with other indigenous peoples.
Teanau Tuiono is currently the community facilitator of the Mäori education and Pasifika education communities on Te Kete Ipurangi [TKI]. TKI is a bilingual portal-plus web community which provides quality assured educational material for New Zealand teachers, school managers, and the wider education community.
In other words, Teanau Tuiono is involved in providing “educational material” for hundreds of thousands of school children.
This key position involves interaction with senior officials and government ministers.
One of Tuiono’s project has involved working on a booklet on “Climate Change“
Interestingly Teanau Tuiono is also involved in the UN sponsored International Indigenous ICT Task Force which is soon to hold a Climate Change conference.
Pre-registration for the Seventh Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is now open.
The Seventh Session will take place at United Nations Headquarters, in New York, from 21 April to 2 May 2008. The special theme will be “Climate change, bio-cultural diversity and livelihoods: the stewardship role of indigenous peoples and new challenges.”
Interestingly that Teanau Tuiono’s close associate Tia Taurere and alleged Urewera co-trainee Kristin Gillies have been touring the country with Greenpeace lecturing high school pupils on the dangers of “Climate Change“
It would be interesting to know if they are using Teanau Tuiono’s “Climate Change” booklet in their promotional material?