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The World Factbook: Background: :: Originally settled by Polynesian emigrants from surrounding island groups, the Tokelau Islands were made a British protectorate in 1889. They were transferred to New Zealand administration in 1925. Referenda held in 2006 and 2007 to change the status of the islands from that of a New Zealand territory to one of free association with New Zealand did not meet the needed threshold for approval. :: ...read more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: Tokelau /ˈtoʊkəlaʊ/ is a territory of New Zealand in the South Pacific Ocean that consists of three tropical coral atolls (from the northwest Atafu, Nukunonu and Fakaofo) with a combined land area of 10 km2 (4 sq mi) and a population of approximately 1,400. Its capital rotates yearly between the three atolls.[2] Tokelau lies north of the Samoan Islands, Swains Island being the nearest, east of Tuvalu, south of the Phoenix Islands, southwest of the more distant Line Islands, an...read more [Source: Wikipedia]

Expertise (alphabetical order)

Jennifer CORRIN
Professor, Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law at T C Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland, Australia

Keywords: Customary Law, Legal Pluralism, Law and Culture, Human Rights, Dispute Resolution, Land Tenure

Sue FARRAN
Professor, Law at Northumbria University, United Kingdom

Keywords: Customary Law, Gender, Land Tenure, Neo-Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, Sustainability, Development, Children, Legal Pluralism

Hoem INGJERD
Professor, Department of social anthropology at University of Oslo, Norway

Keywords: Bureaucratization, Conflict Management, Identity, International Relationships, Language Documentation

Lea Lani KINIKINI KAUVAKA
Independent researcher, Pacific Community at EU PacTVET project, Tonga

Keywords: Resilience, Indigenous Knowledge, Forced Migration, Subaltern Bodies, Māui Genealogies, Body Theory, Coconut Oil, Race, Settlerhood

Peter NUTTALL
Senior Research Fellow, School of Marine Studies at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Keywords: Canoes, Climate Change, Climate Policy, Transport, Voyaging, Technology

Gene RANKEY
Professor, Geology at University of Kansas, United States

Keywords: Seascapes, Geomorphology, Sedimentology, Photography, Ocean Acidification, Coral Reefs, Coastal Erosion

Suzanna TIAPULA
Research Fellow, Ho'omaluhia, Hawai'i, International and Indigenous Division at Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, United States

Keywords: Customary Law, Diasporas, Gender Violence, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Justice, Law and Culture, Mining, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

Upolu Luma VAAI
Senior Lecturer, HoD Theology and Ethics Department at Pacific Theological College, Fiji

Keywords: Christianity, Pacific Relational Hermeneutics, Relational Theology, Relational Ethics, Pacific Epistemology, Climate Change, Colonialism, Economy And Justice

Joeli VEITAYAKI
Associate Professor, School of Marine Studies at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Keywords: Climate Change, Conservation, Cultural Geography, Fisheries, Natural Resources, Natural Hazards, Sustainability


Official Websites

  • Government of Tokelau...
  • Department of Economic Development, Natura...
  • Department of Health...

    Libraries and Archives

  • Tokelau Campus Library of the University o...

    Museum Collections

  • American Museum of Natural History...
  • Australian Museum...
  • Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum...

    Health and Health Research

  • Tokelau Department of Health...
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)...
  • World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pa...

    Languages

    List of languages
  • More on Glottolog
  • More on Ethnologue

    Administrative Areas

    Anafu (Atoll)
    Fakaofo (Atoll)
    Nukunonu (Atoll)

    Data for layers and markers are from GAA.
    Note that positions may be inaccurate or approximate.