Deep Pacific Podcast
Deep Dives into Pacific Issues
November 26, 2020

S1E9 - What do Pasifika people think about settlers?

Five Indigenous Pacific Islanders, Temiti, Rhonda, Tēatuahere, Ha’åni, and Kawena speak on settlers

[EP#9: DECOLONIZATION SERIES #3] What do Pasifika people think about settlers?

Five Indigenous Pacific Islanders speak out on settlers and settler-colonialism. Kalani then goes into a summary of a paper on Radical Care and Survival Strategies Written by Dr. Hi’ilei Julia Hobart, a Pasifika scholar and researcher, and Dr. Tamara Kneese.

You will hear from:

  • Temiti, our awesome Samoan Ma’ohi (Tahitian) educator
  • Rhonda, an Indigenous iTaukei (Fijian) from Viti
  • Tēatuahere, our favorite beautiful poetic Ma’ohi (Tahitian) soul
  • Ha’åni, our Chamoru Samoan graduate student and future decolonization powerhouse
  • Kawena, our favorite angry Hawaiian and Kanaka Maoli future demilitarization powerhouse


  1. Angela “Ånghet” Hoppe-Cruz, Kisha Quichocho Borja (2010). I Kareran i Palåbran-måmi, UH Manoa School of Graduate Studies,
  2. Patrick Wolfe (2006). Settler colonialism and the elimination of the native, Journal of Genocide Research, 8:4, 387-409, DOI: 10.1080/14623520601056240
  3. Hobart, Hi‘ilei & Kneese, Tamara. (2020). Radical Care. Social Text. 38. 1-16. 10.1215/01642472-7971067.

Links to Resources:

  1. About West Papua:
  2. More about West Papua Conflict:
  3. Link to purchase “Effigies iii” featuring works by Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, Kisha Borja-Quichocho-Calvo, Tagi Qolouvaki, No’u Revilla:
  4. Link to Book: “Leaves of the Banyan Tree” by Albert Wendt:
  5. Link to Book: “Potiki” by Patricia Grace:
  6. Link to Rhonda’s new song & Fijian dance anthem “Noqu i Tau”:

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