Conference Schedule

2011/11/25

MOANA NUI – SCHEDULE
DAY ONE: FREE (BY INVITATION ONLY)
DAY TWO & THREE. FREE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

DAY ONE (WEDNESDAY, 9th):
CALVARY BY THE SEA
5339 Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu, HI 96821

8:30am – 6:00pm

EKAHI – DAY ONE (invitation only or by request) is being organized by Pacific Islander cultural practitioners, scholars, and environmental and social activists, and is 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 bio-diversity.”

Keynote: Kaleikoa Kaeo

We want to work with various partner groups emphasizing: Food sovereignty/security; Health; Education; Housing; Energy; Social Justice: Prison, Family, Immigration; Labor; Environmental Justice; Farm; Fisheries; etc.

      Guidelines for selecting coalitions

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.

Participation in Day One will be closed to the general public, but media and non-Pacific Islander Moana Nui conference participants will be welcomed as observers. This private session is organized in the style of an Open Forum and will issue a challenge to Pacific Island peoples and other indigenous communities to look for cooperative ways to strengthen subsistence and to protect cultural properties and natural resources. We aim to call public attention to the critical importance of maintaining sound and productive local economies in the Pacific Islands both for their own sake and food security in the world.

The purpose of this private open forum will begin to draft Working Guidelines that will frame a pathway towards a Moana Nui Declaration.

“Throughout all three days, participants will collectively draft working guidelines in anticipation of follow-up meetings that will provide the foundation for statements about our economic and environmental security.”

END DAY ONE

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PUBLIC EVENTS, Nov. 10 & 11

(Subject to additions and changes;
See the International Forum on Globalization (ifg.org) for further information, bios, articles)

NOTE: MEETING LOCATIONS ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY ARE NOT THE SAME

‘ELUA -2ND DAY MOANA NUI PROGRAM SCHEDULE–
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10:

Church of the Crossroads
1212 University Avenue. Honolulu, HI 96826
8:30 – 6:00 pm

8:30 – Oli, Protocols, Pule in the sanctuary
Jon Osorio (Director Hawaiian Studies Dept, University of Hawai‘i);
Victor Menotti (Executive Director, Internat’l Forum on Globalization)

9-10:00 REPORT-BACK, AND UP-DATE ON PROCEEDINGS FROM DAY ONE PACIFIC ISLAND PEOPLES’ PRIVATE MEETING (NOVEMBER 9)

10-10:30 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)

PANEL 1.
10:30-1:00 – NATIVE RIGHTS, ECONOMIES, GOVERNANCE–RESISTING GLOBAL POWERS.

Passage of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007), coupled with advancing decolonization movements among Pacific Islands peoples, has altered the political geography of Moana Nui. Nonetheless, Pacific Rim economic powers and multi-national corporations continue to dominate our regions. Global trade negotiations in APEC/TPP bring new dangers, as “economic integration” among powerful nations threatens to crush indigenous and small island peoples’ work toward strengthened control. This panel features key leaders from Oceania who have worked to restore Native peoples’ control and management of local resources and economies. They discuss strategies for defending our rights and resources from exploitation.

PRESENTERS:

Moderator: 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 Aguan (Guahan, Guam) Indigenous Chamoru Activist, Attorney, and Author

(Followed by Open Discussion with Audience)

1:00-2 PM: LUNCH (Provided by Church of the Crossroads)

PANEL 2
2 PM-5:30 PM – MILITARIZATION & RESISTANCE IN THE PACIFIC

The Pacific basin has been a frequent victim of military domination by global powers, fighting for regional political and economic control. 66 years after the end of World War II hundreds of U.S. military bases still spread from Hawai‘i across the Pacific to Guam, and many other Pacific islands, with dozens more in South Korea and Japan, and one on Diego Garcia (Indian Ocean), all directed at presumed threats from China. Local peoples are outraged. Popular resistance in Guam, Okinawa-Japan, Jeju Island-South Korea, and elsewhere demands removal of U.S. occupying forces. Similar movements exist in Hawai‘i, where about 25% of total land area is devoted to military purposes, from nuclear ports to training areas to missile sites.

PRESENTERS:

Moderator: 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 ‘?ina

Mayumi Oda: (Japan/Hawai‘i) Artist/Activist
(Followed by Open Discussion with Audience)

5:30 PM BREAKOUT ROOMS FOR FURTHER DISCUSSIONS

6:00 PM DINNER AVAILABLE

6:30 PM “PASSIONISTA! FASHION SHOW: UNDRESSING MILTARISM & GLOBALIZATION SHOW

End Day Two

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‘EKOLU – 3rd DAY MOANA NUI PROGRAM SCHEDULE–
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11:

Hawaiian Studies Department Theatre
University of Hawai‘i
2645 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822

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8:30 AM – 8:35 AM – Pule
8:35 AM – 8:50 AM – IFG introduction

PANEL 3.
8:45-11:00 – GLOBALIZATION, DEVELOPMENT; GEOPOLITICS

Economic globalization seeks to homogenize (globalize) diverse regional economies within a unified vision of how we should all live; a vision that suits global corporate purposes, rather than local needs, traditions, visions, cultures, workers and environments. Negotiations like APEC/TPP intend for Pacific Rim and Pacific Island nations to merge within one integrated economic machine. NAFTA of the Pacific! It’s our challenge to learn the full details of what’s at stake, how life will change, how our economies will change—-The role of resource, military, tourist and energy development. What is gained, what is lost? And if we don’t want it, how do we organize to protect ourselves, our lands, resources, and local sovereignties.

PRESENTERS:

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)

(Followed by Open Discussion with Audience)

PANEL 4.
11:00 AM-1:15 PM – PACIFIC RESOURCES, LANDS, ECONOMIES

As elsewhere on Earth, the Pacific faces environmental crises from over-development, resource scarcities, climate change, rising seas, destruction of coral reefs (for military ports and mining), loss of arable soils, and other challenges, threatening local communities. Powerful nations of the Asia-Pacific are fiercely competing for regional resources: oil and gas in Indonesia, fish stocks and minerals from the seas, “rare earths” from China, while diminishing fresh water and agricultural lands are torn between local needs, industrial biotechnology, military dominance, and tourism. Trade and investment negotiations like APEC/TPP further threaten the already tenuous hold of small island nations and peoples on their economic and cultural viability. How do we organize together to resist this and regain control?

PRESENTERS:

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 Tanquay (Well-being indicators, Vanuatu )

Peter Apo (Office of Hawaiian Affairs);

(Followed by Open Discussion with Audience)

1PM-2PM Lunch

PANEL 5.
2:00-4:30PM – APEC & TPP: WHAT WE MUST KNOW; WHAT SHOULD WE DO?

Everything we have mentioned in the descriptions of the above panels, will be directly effected by negotiations in APEC and TPP. Local sovereignty, militarization and colonization, forms of development, control and ultimate ownership of resources, worker rights, investment protocols, energy and resource battles are all implicated in the grand bargain sought by great powers and their corporations. We need to learn every detail of these agreements, and their import. And we need to determine what, exactly, we can do about it.

PRESENTERS:

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)

(Followed by Open Discussion with Audience)

5:30-6PM SUMMARY REMARKS, AND CLOSING

Declaration: Jon Osorio

Closing: Jerry Mander

For further discussion and information, find us on facebook at Moana Nui 2011 or contact moananui2011@gmail.com

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