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Difficult Times for Chile’s Easter Island

Wednesday, March 16th 2011 - 14:10 UTC
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by COHA Research Associates Joss Douglas and Samantha Nadler
Famous for its monolithic Moai head stones that were mysteriously erected at the dawn of history, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Easter Island is today making headlines of a different sort. Read full article

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  • Redhoyt

    Why isn't this island on the C-24 list ?

    Mar 17th, 2011 - 05:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    I also would like an answer to the Easter Island question.

    Perhaps the problem lays in the fact that the history of the whole pacific islands is one of waves of immigration, occupation, displacement of previous indigenous tribes.
    Polynesian genes predominate across this vast ocean, but unravelling the serial colonizations to the satisfaction of the Decolonization committee is a real snake-pit.

    I think this organisation is only really interested in recent, White colonialism.

    It will be interesting to see if the committee addresses the 1835 genocidic colonizations of the Moriori Chatham Islands by the Maori..

    Mar 17th, 2011 - 05:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @2 Not too many people know about the Moriori, Geoff.
    l have spoken to a few Maori about them and they do not feel any remorse over the Moriori's demise.
    They feel proud to have eaten them.
    l have also been told by Maoris that the Moriori had red hair.

    Mar 18th, 2011 - 11:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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