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 as represented by APEC’s predatory capitalistic practices, distorted information and secret trade negotiations and agreements.
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.”
This statement was conjured at the Moana Nui 2011 conference, a gathering of peoples of the Pacific to connect and grow our relations with each other. We ask you to join us in shifting away from neoliberal, profit-driven relations and sign-on to this statement.