Conference Videos

2011

Keynote: KALEIKOA KA’EO pt 1
KALEIKOA KA’EO pt 2

EKAHI – DAY ONE (invitation only or by request) was organized by Pacific Islander cultural practitioners, scholars, and environmental and social activists, and was intended to provide a voice for Pacific Islanders and set a direction for their economies in an era of powerful transnational corporations, global industrial expansion, and climate change.

“We seek to establish a Pacific People’s sustainable economic and environmental model that is based upon indigenous and environmental advocacy, localization, and respect for our regional biodiversity.”

1) Developing localized economic strategies;
2) Indigenous stewardship of our lands and resources;
3) Strategies for coping with climate change;
4) Demilitarization of the Pacific;
5) Solidarity for Pacific Island People’s struggle for self-determination.

JERRY MANDER: OPENING

RICHARD SALVADOR: REPORT-BACK, AND UP-DATE ON PROCEEDINGS FROM DAY ONE PACIFIC ISLAND PEOPLES’ PRIVATE MEETING

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: WALDEN BELLO:
(Member, Philippines House of Representatives, Akbayan Citizens’ Action Party; Senior Analyst, Focus on the Global South; co-author The American Lake)

Native Rights, Economies, Governance-Resisting Global Powers
JON OSORIO: (O‘ahu, Hawai‘i) Kamakak‘okalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
NALANI MINTON: (Kanaka Maoli Tribunal Komike, Hawai‘i)
SANTI HITORANGI: (Practitioner, Hitorangi Clan, Rapa Nui)
JOSHUA COOPER: (Hawai‘i) UN Human Rights
MILILANI TRASK: (Hawai‘i) Vice Chair, General Assembly of Nations, Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organizations (UNPO)
VICTORIA TAULI-CORPUZ: (Igorot, Tebtebba Foundation, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the Philippines)
JULIAN AGUON: (Guahan, Guam) Indigenous Chamoru Activist, Attorney, and Author
PUBLIC 1, 2
PUBLIC 3
PUBLIC 4, 5, 6
PUBLIC 7, 8

MILITARIZATION & RESISTANCE IN THE PACIFIC
IKAIKA HUSSEY: (O‘ahu, Hawai‘i) Publisher, Hawai‘i Independent; Hawai‘i Peace and Justice
Poetry: CRAIG SANTOS PEREZ: (Chamorro, poet, author, activist, Guahan, Guam)
CHRISTINE AHN: (San Francisco, California) Executive Director, Korea Policy Institute; Policy Analyst, Global Fund for Women
SUZUYO TAKAZATO: (Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence)
DR. LISA NATIVIDAD: (Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice)
BRUCE GAGNON: (Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space)
KYLE KAJIHIRO: (O‘ahu, Hawai‘i) Hawai‘i Peace and Justice, DMZ Hawai‘i/Aloha ‘aina
MAYUMI ODA: (Japan/Hawai‘i) Artist/Activist
PUBLIC 1
PUBLIC 2
PUBLIC 3

Pule and Introduction: MANU KAIAMA, MELEANNA MYERS, JON OSORIO

GLOBALIZATION, DEVELOPMENT, GEOPOLITICS
JERRY MANDER: (Int’l Forum on Globalization)
JOSEPH GERSON: (American Friends Service Committee)
YUMI KIKUCHI: (Peace activist, author, Japan)
ADAM WOLFENDEN: (Pacific Network on Globalization, PANG, Australia)
ANURADHA MITTAL: (Oakland Institute, India/US)
RAY CATANIA: (Labor organizer/Hawai‘i Gov’t. Employees Association, Kauai)
DALE WEN: (IFG China Scholar, Beijing-Hamburg)

FREE, PRIOR AND INFORMED CONSENT STATEMENT: SANTI HITORANGI

PACIFIC RESOURCES, LANDS, ECONOMIES
ARNIE SAIKI: (Coordinator, Moana Nui 2011, and ‘Imi Pono Projects, Hawai‘i)
RICHARD HEINBERG: (Post Carbon Institute, author The End of Growth)
WALTER RITTE: (Anti GMO/Hawaiian Rights activist, Molokai)
ALBIE MILES: (environmental indicators)
GALINA ANGAROVA: (Pacific Environment, Russia/Siberia/Mongolia)
JAMIE TANGUAY: (Well-being indicators, Vanuatu)
PETER APO: (Office of Hawaiian Affairs)
PUBLIC 1

APEC & TPP: WHAT WE MUST KNOW; WHAT SHOULD WE DO?
VICTOR MENOTTI: (Internat’l Forum on Globalization)
LORI WALLACH: (Public Citizen, Wash. DC)
JANE KELSEY: (Aotearoa/New Zealand) Prof. of Law, Univ. of Auckland; Author of “TPPA – No Ordinary Deal: Unmasking the Trans-Pacific partnership free Trade Agreement”
YASUO KONDA: (People’s Action Against TPP, JAPAN)
WALDEN BELLO: (Philippine Legislature, Focus on Global South)
PUBLIC 1
PUBLIC 2
PUBLIC 3

THE PROCESS

2013

OPENING & OVERVIEW
CORRINA GOULD: Ohlone, (U.S.)
Opening and Overview

OVERVIEW: WHY ARE WE HERE?
JERRY MANDER: International Forum on Globalization, (U.S.)
JON OSORIO: Kanaka Maoli,
Chair, Hawaiian Studies, U. of Hawaii
RALPH REGENVANU: Ni Vanuatu, Minister of Lands,
Geology, Mines, Energy and Water, (Vanuatu)
VICTORIA TAULI CORPUZ:
Igorot, Tebtebba Foundation, (Philippines)

PACIFIC RESOURCE WARS
ANURADHA MITTAL: Oakland Institute:
Asia-Pacific Land Grabbing, (India/U.S.)
ROSA KOIAN: Kombigo, (Papua, New Guinea)
WALTER RITTE: Kanaka Maoli, (Hawaii)
GEMMA TILLACK: Rainforest Action Netk, (U.S.)
ANNIE LEONARD: Story of Stuff, GAIA, (U.S.)

GLOBALIZATION—IMPACTS FROM “FREE TRADE”
& DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS: TPP, APEC,
ASEAN, EU-ACP, PACIFIC PLAN, ET AL.

VICTOR MENOTTI: International Forum on Globalization, (U.S.)
MAUREEN PENJEULI: Rotuman,
Pacific Network on Globalization (PANG), (Fiji)
MICHELLE CHAN: Friends of the Earth, (U.S.)
ARTHUR STAMOULIS: Citizens Trade Camp’n, (U.S.)
JIM SHULTZ: Democracy Center, (Bolivia)
ARNIE SAIKI: Imipono Projects, (Hawaii)
Q’ORIANKA KILCHER: Quechua, Actress, (U.S.)

INDIGENOUS RIGHTS, LOCAL SOVEREIGNTY, AND “FREE, PRIOR & INFORMED CONSENT
MELISSA NELSON: Anishinaabe, Cultural Conservancy, (U.S.)
VICTORIA TAULI CORPUZ: Igorot, (Philippines)
JULIAN AGUON: Chamorro, (Guam)
HERMAN WAINGGAI: Melanesian,
(W. Papua, New Guinea)
GALINA ANGAROVA: Buryat,
Pacific Environment, (Siberia/Mongolia)
CORRINA GOULD: Ohlone, (U.S.)
FUIFUILUPE NIUMEITOLU: Tongan, (U.S.)

MILITARIZATION—THE NEW “PACIFIC PIVOT”
KYLE KAJIHIRO: Hawaii Peace and Justice, (Hawaii)
DAVID VINE: author, Island of Shame, (U.S.)
TRINI TORRES: Chamorro, (Guam)
DANTE SIMBULAN: (Philippines)
BRUCE GAGNON: Global Network, (U.S.)
HIDEKI YOSHIKAWA: Okinawan
AKIHIKO KIMIJIMA: Ritsumeikan Univ., (Japan)
60 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF ENDLESS U.S. WAR IN KOREA: TO CONTROL THE PACIFIC

60 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF ENDLESS U.S. WAR IN KOREA: TO CONTROL THE PACIFIC
CHRISTINE AHN: Korea Policy Inst., (U.S.)
FILM: “Memory of Forgotten War” (37 min.)
BRUCE CUMINGS: author, Dominion from
Sea to Sea: Pacific Ascendancy and U.S. Power
CHRISTINE HONG: Korea Policy Institute,
UC Santa Cruz, (U.S.)
KOOHAN PAIK: IFG, (U.S.)
KANG DONG-KYUN: Tanma, Mayor of Gangjeong (Jeju Island, South Korea)
CLOSING SONG: DOHEE LEE, Tamna
Traditional Korean singer, Jeju Island

BATTLES FOR PACIFIC DOMINATION: U.S., CHINA, RUSSIA, INDONESIA, JAPAN VS. PACIFIC PEOPLES
WALDEN BELLO: Philippines Legislature
JOSEPH GERSON: American Friends Service
Committee, (U.S.)
MICHELLE CHAN: Friends of the Earth, (U.S.)
DALE WEN: IFG, (China)
JOHN M. MILLER: East Timor and Indonesia Action
Network (ETAN)

PACIFIC RESISTANCE MOVEMENTS
WALTER RITTE: Kanaka Maoli, (Hawaii)
ROSA KOIAN: Kombigo, (Papua, New Guinea)
ROSA MOIWEND: Malind (W. Papua, New Guinea)
TERRI KEKO’OLANI: Kanaka Maoli, (Hawaii)
JULIAN AGUON: Chamorro (Guam)
MANUEL YANG: Okinawan, (U.S.)

CROSS-PACIFIC COLLABORATIONS—A NEW PACIFIC MONITORING AUTHORITY & OTHER PROPOSALS
RALPH REGENVANU: Ni Vanuatu, Minister of Lands,
Geology, Mines, Energy and Water, (Vanuatu)
PAUL O’TOKO: Chuukese, (Fed. States of Micronesia)
SANTI HITORANGI: Maohi Rapanui, (Easter Island)
CYNTHIA ONG: Sabah, LEAP, (Borneo)
LOA NIUMEITOLU: Tongan, (U.S.)
ALI’ITASI STEWART: Samoan, (New Zealand)
MICHAEL LEON GUERRERO: Chamorro, (U.S.)4:30-6:00PM  OPEN DISCUSSION/NEW IDEAS/WHAT SHALL WE DO?

JON OSORIO: Closing Song

Other conferences/videos by Imipono Projects include:

International Routes: Hawai’i independence
History of Hawaiian Political Activism: 1887-present
Recovering Hawaii’s Political Past
Statehood Hawaii
Ho’opunipuni, Myth of Statehood
Impact of Immigration on Hawai’i Statehood
Kaleiponi Kupuna on Hawai’i Statehood
Statehood Hawaii Olelo Broadcasts