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'They call us Australians': Vanuatu descendants of Indigenous Australians search for long lost family - ABC Online

‘They call us Australians’: Vanuatu descendants of Indigenous Australians search for long lost family – ABC Online

David Abel, a former Vanuatu MP and a descendent of a Pacific Islander blackbirded to Australia, has long been an advocate for better recognition of that dark chapter in Australia’s history. He and his brother, Chief Richard David Fandanumata, a member …Read more

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'Small and Far': Pacific Island States Gather at Annual Forum

‘Small and Far’: Pacific Island States Gather at Annual Forum

September 09, 2016
The 16 states are meeting this week to discuss regional challenges, particularly climate change. Source: https://thediplomat.com/, By Grant Wyeth The 47th Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ meeting began this week on the island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia. The…
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Aid Dependency: The Damage of Donation

July 01, 2015 Aid Dependency: The Damage of Donation

Written by Victoria Stanford, University of Edinburgh (Contact: ~Written by Victoria Stanford, University of Edinburgh (Contact: vstanford@hotmail.co.uk) Aid has long been the response of richer countries to the imbalance…

Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

June 14, 2017 Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

Jason Hickel New research shows that developing countries send trillions of dollars more to the west than the other way around. Why? e have long been told a…

Decolonize your mind

November 13, 2017 Decolonize your mind

A decolonized mind defends its cultural roots, By Isaac Giron The term “decolonized” is popular among activists of color, yet is very loaded and hard to pin down. It…

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