Mana Oha            ( The Spirit of Family )

Come on now. Why bring up Western Samoa ? What possible interest could the Kanaka Maoli have in Samoan business ? Well, let's recall that the Hawaiian Islands became a State of the United States of America in 1959. Some people voted against statehood. Why ?

Let's take a quick look at the international climate around 1959.

 

Here's a chronology of this time from the United Nations. Please look for Hawai'i.

Here's another chronology. Find Hawai'i.

 

 

Just (two years) after Hawai'i became a State of the USA, Samoa gained total independence ! Mohandas Gandhi's Concepts of Satyagraha showed up in the middle of the Pacific Ocean in Samoa, both Western and American, as the Mau a Pule Movement. Samoans worked and died to get their Independence.

"..... The United Nations General Assembly voted on Friday to place French Polynesia back on the UN list of territories that should be decolonized and requested the French Government to "facilitate rapid progress [...] towards a self-determination process." ....."

 

 

".... In an address to the French Polynesia's territorial assembly, Mr Lurel said rather than decolonisation Paris will be guided by the victory by pro-French parties in this year's territorial election......"

 

An authorized body determines "justice" and a superpower determines its own brand of "justice". A TERRITORIAL election from the past is deemed a perfect substitute for a plebiscite in the future !

French Overseas Territories Minister

Victorin Lurel

James Blount arrived within 90 days of the "regime change" ! Here's a documented conversation with the French Ambassador.
Our Queen loved this kanaka maoli.
The Fraudulent 1959 Ballot
Nawahi's Alternative to Voting
Self- Incrimination !
New youtube Movie !
Can I get my name OFF "the list" ?
I think I made a mistake.
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What do plebiscites in Tahiti and Samoa have to do with Kana'iolowalu ?? Well,..... in 1959 many kanaka maoli stayed home and cried. With sailors voting, they knew they were outnumbered. The will of the natives was of no account. Democratic voting has been the death of indigenous people. The imperialists, France, Great Britain, and the United States of America, know how to get the votes out for their own advantage and turn the indigenous people into merely livestock that come with the 'aina.

 

How Samoa slipped the noose is a long, lucky story. Tonga could be made an episode as well. How would one get the best of an empire ? How does one muster the sagacity to catch the right wave at the right time ? Might is not at your disposal. So one CANNOT miss a stitch ! This kind of understanding we call wisdom. Are the wise mightier than the mighty? Can an indigenous people be wise as a group?

The more Samoans worked, the luckier they got.

Plebiscite

Tahiti 2014

Oscar Temeru

French Polynesia

 

 

By the way, try reading
The Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as well.

 Article 4

Indigenous peoples, in exercising their right to self-determination, have the right to autonomy or self-government in matters relating to their internal and local affairs, as well as ways and means for financing their autonomous functions.

 

ICRC

 

Article 5

Indigenous peoples have the right to maintain and strengthen their distinct political, legal, economic, social and cultural institutions, while retaining their right to participate fully, if they so choose, in the political, economic, social and cultural life of the State.

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