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Closing Roundtable: Experiencing Pacific Environments in the 21st Century – Political Perspectives

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Moderator: Sina Emde
Guests: Ralph Regenvanu, Myjolynne Marie Kim & Manuka Henare

The panelists propose to enter into and disrupt the academic tradition of casting indigenous knowledge as experience. They will offer testimonies to the material and visceral effects of ongoing imperialist, colonial, neocolonial and postcolonial processes in Pacific environments, while also drawing from and demonstrating indigenous forms of intellectual stewardship and knowledge production. Panelists will explore a range of topics from Micronesian seafaring to land rights in Melanesia, Polynesian business practices, indigenous Pacific concepts of socio-economic development, and imperatives for regional solidarity.