We, the peoples of moana nui, connected by the currents of our ocean home,
declare that we will not cooperate with the commodification of life and land.
We invoke our rights to free, prior and informed consent.
We choose cooperative trans-Pacific dialogue, action, advocacy, and solidarity
between and amongst the peoples of the Pacific, rooted in traditional cultural practices and wisdom.
E mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono. A mama. Ua noa.
adapted from the closing statement of the Moana Nui 2011 conference
If you must feel tortured
Respect your misery
And be happy about it
Only the nonsensical is
At ease with the Absolute
“I don’t want to hear your philosophy if you cannot grow corn.” Winona LaDuke, Anishinaabekwe Ojibwe
Interesting submission! Nice pictures and some food for thought!