Ko Wai Mātou | About us


In September of 2023 leaders from around the Pacific Rim came together for the first gathering of the Anglican Indigenous Leadership Initiative (AILI). Through conversation, storytelling and the sharing of ideas, dreams and the desire for indigenous ways of being and knowing to flourish within our Anglican communities, the life of this new initiative took its first breath. At the conclusion of the gathering a steering committee was formed and the first steps of AILI’s work began to take shape.

Steering Committee

The AILI Steering Committee was formed at the conclusion of the 2023 AILI Wānanga held in Aotearoa New Zealand. The work of the committee is to ensure that indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing and being are central to any leadership initiatives that AILI undertakes. Their intimate relationships with indigenous Anglican communities ensures that AILI is a practical not merely theoretical educational undertaking.