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Day One, We Define Economics

Oceanic Coalition of Northern California (OCNC), in cooperation with The International Forum on Globalization (IFG) and Pua Mohala I Ka Po presents: Moana Nui 2013:  ”PEOPLES OF THE PACIFIC–CONFRONTING MILITARIZATION, RESOURCE THEFT,

Moana Nui – Day 1: We Define Economics (draft schedule 5/9/2013)
(by invitation, request or ask)

Friday, May 31st, 2013
Berkeley Adult School
1701 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94701
map and directions from BART

SPEAKERS/PRESENTERS ( subject to change):
*Corrina Gould/Ohlone (Native American) Sacred Sites Protection
*Kau’i Peralto/ Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) Native Hawaiian language &
cultural specialist
*John Nauer/Samoan (U.S.) Prisoners and families Advocacy
*Francisco Da Costa (U.S.) Bay Area Pacific Islander Family Advocacy
*Ralph Regenvanu/ Vanuatu, Minister of Lands, Geology, Mines, Energy &
Water. *Moana Jackson/ Aotearoa (New Zealand) Mâori Constitutional lawyer
*Leafa Taumoepeau/ Tongan (US) Director of Taulama for Tongans, Health and
*Rev Debbie Lee/ Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights
*Loa Niumeitolu/Tongan (U.S) Prison Industrial Complex, Takataapui/Queer
* Santi Hitorangi/(Rapanui). Rapa Nui Cultural & Political Knowledge
* Maija Ka’upenamana/Kanaka Maoli (indigenous Hawaiian) Sovereignty & Indigenous Rights
* Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu/ Tongan (U.S) Pacific Islanders in higher education
*Terri Keko’olani/ Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) Sovereignty & anti
*SPULU (House of Chiefs: Mele ‘Ane Mother Earth) Dance Company


subject to change

9:00 am- Moana Nui Begins

10:00 – 10:45 am- Ohlone Native American Opening and Pacific Islander Ceremony follows (Corrina Gould, Tracy Panek- NZ Maori Group from Bay Area, Kumu Kau’i Peralto)

11:15 – 12:15 pm- Introduction: “We Define Economics” (Loa Niumeitolu and Moana Nui Organizing Committee)

11:30 am-12:45 pm- Pacific Islanders in the Bay Area and California presentations:

  • San Mateo County and Los Angeles County Health Disparity and Health Equity Report/ Alameda County Perinatal Report.
    (Presenter: Leafa Taumoepeau and Roshetta Mokofisi)
  • “Education: School to Prison Pipeline.” (Presenters: Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu,  Sina Samatua Aumoeaualogo, John Nauer, Francisco Da Costa)

12:15-12:45pm- Videos/Media Presentations (Media Crew: Ke’aloha Blake, Jean Melesaine, Loa Niumeitolu)

  • OCNC footage of Free Rapa Nui footage and coming of canoes,Tonga/WTO
  • The Nu Face Tonga 2006
  • Rising Waters – part w/ Anginette Heffernan

12:45-1:45pm- LUNCH and Cultural Performance (Kumu Kau’i Peralto)

1:45-2:15pm- Keynote speaker: “Taking a Stand Against Neoliberalism in Vanuatu.” (Presenter: Ralph Regenvanu) 20 minutes and 10 min. Q&A.

2:15-3:00pm- Pacific Region presentations

  • Militarization (Presenter: Women for Genuine Security: Rev. Deborah Lee, Terri Keko’olani)
  • The UNDRIP (Presenter: Maija Ka’upenamana)
  • Aotearoa is Not for Sale Hikoi (Presenter: Moana Jackson)
  • Monitoring Authority (Presenters: Santi Hitorangi & Ali’itasi Stewart)

3:00-4:30pm- TALANOA, Small Group Discussions. (Discussion leaders assigned.)

4:30-5:50pm-  TALANOA, Large Group Discussion. (Facilitators: Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu, Sina Samatua Aumoeaualogo)

led by Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu

5:50-6:00pm- Closing Ceremony, Pacific Islander community


Day one is being organized by Oceanic Coalition of Northern California (OCNC) and co-sponsored by Pua Mohala I Ka Po (Hawai’i) and One Global Family Foundation (Southern CA).