The Future of Tokelau by Judith Huntsman download in ePub, pdf, iPad
The residents appeared to be temporary, evidenced by the lack of a chief and the possession of double canoes used for inter-island travel. The resulting impression shares a good resemblance to village gossip in Tokelau, which tends to draw everyone in to engaging in and reproducing this kind of discourse. The three atolls functioned largely independently while maintaining social and linguistic cohesion.
The book is important because it covers a very critical phase in Tokelau's recent history, potentially of interest to a wide readership. Tokelau has the freedom to choose its own future and how to govern its own affairs. Serious crime is rare and there are no prisons, and offenders are publicly rebuked, fined or made to work. Forecasters underestimated the cyclone's strength and the length of time it would be in vicinity to Tokelau.
It coincided with a spring tide which put most of the area of the two villages on Fakaofo and Nukunonu under a metre of seawater. There were no permanent inhabitants, but houses contained canoes and fishing gear, suggesting the island was used as a temporary residence by fishing parties.
Atafu was converted to Protestantism by the London Missionary Society, Nukunonu was converted to Catholicism and Fakaofo was converted to both denominations. The Future of Tokelau is an important and challenging study of the recent history of Tokelau and its relationship with New Zealand as a colonial and decolonizing power. This volume is divided into three parts. It will have its own international identity and national symbols. Defence is the responsibility of New Zealand.
The General Fono has passed Rules relating to a referendum. Life on the atolls was subsistence-based, with reliance on fish and coconut. You are not currently authenticated. The Rules establish a Referendum Commission to manage the referendum.
The seriousness and extent of their engagement with Tokelau provides an example for other scholars to follow. This is called the right to self-determination. The General Fono will have ultimate law-making powers. In particular, prescribing points for behavior to papalagi and Tokelauan participants equally is a serious weakness in an otherwise ethnographically solid publication.
This means Tokelau is particularly vulnerable to any possible sea level rises. The geographic future of Tokelau depends on the height of sea level. She is currently the editor of the Journal of the Polynesian Society.
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