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Brave New Words: The Complexities and Possibilities of an "Indigenous" Identity in French Polynesia and New Caledonia

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dc.contributor.author Gagné, Natacha
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-06T18:32:22Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-06T18:32:22Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Gagné, Natacha. 2015. Brave New Words: The Complexities and Possibilities of an "Indigenous" Identity in French Polynesia and New Caledonia. The Contemporary Pacific 27 (2): 371-402.
dc.identifier.issn 1043-898X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/42539
dc.description.abstract In French Polynesia and New Caledonia, the "indigenous strategy" in reference to the world indigenous movement and UN indigenous rights instruments is a relatively new one in the struggle to recover sovereignty. Individuals and volunteer associations only began to explore the possibilities of this strategy in the mid-1990s, and it continues to hold a marginal place in the political field of the French territories in Oceania. This article explores how indigeneity and indigenous rights are understood and enacted locally, drawing on local voices and actions within a local and national context. It shows how the framework for the struggles of the indigenous peoples in the French territories in Oceania differs radically from those of other peoples who have been seen as emblematic of the category "indigenous peoples."
dc.format.extent 33 pages
dc.publisher University of Hawai‘i Press
dc.publisher Center for Pacific Islands Studies
dc.subject French Polynesia
dc.subject New Caledonia
dc.subject indigenous peoples
dc.subject indigeneity
dc.subject decolonization
dc.subject sovereignty
dc.subject political strategy
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania -- Periodicals
dc.title Brave New Words: The Complexities and Possibilities of an "Indigenous" Identity in French Polynesia and New Caledonia
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
Appears in Collections: TCP [The Contemporary Pacific], 2015 - Volume 27, Number 2


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