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Pacific Solidarity for West Papua

Pacific Media Center – “Why Pacific and Maori Communities Are Rising Up for a Free West Papua

Wayne Pihema, a Ngāti Whātua Board Trust member who helped organise the hui, says shared experiences of colonialism motivated the invitation to Wenda to speak.

“We’ve got somewhere in our genetic history a memory of that kind of experience… We can relate to people in West Papua as being part of the Pacific and being indigenous Pacific people like us. Within their suffering we see our own.”

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