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mahina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 02:20 AM
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Moana nui 2011, the alternate to APEC conference
So, you guys know we are hosting the APEC conference, right? It's like NAFTA but for the pacific region. APEC sucks for a lot of reasons.

HOWEVER- Check it out!

Organized by a partnership of scholars, community and political activists and Hawaiian and Pacific Islander cultural practitioners in collaboration with the International Forum on Globalization, Moana Nui is intended to provide a voice and possible direction for the economies of Pacific Islands in the era of powerful transnational corporations, global industrial expansion and global climate change. This conference will issue a challenge to Pacific Island nations and communities to look for cooperative ways to strengthen subsistence and to protect cultural properties and natural resources.

The timing of this conference is intended to overlap the next meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Honolulu, and hopes 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.* Invited speakers will include Native economists, farm and fishery practitioners, advocates for political and economic sovereignty, specialists in media, public education, environmental studies and law. The conference will be open to the public and the conveners will seek to facilitate the attendance of practitioners from other Pacific Islands. All of the proceedings will be documented by video and a published collection of the presentations is anticipated.

For further discussion and information, find us on facebook at Moana Nui 2011 or contact admin@moananui

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