Pacific Women laid the ground work as far as "militant" politics go the the pacific, they spawned this organization which was very active in the Pacific int he 70's & 80's http://www.pcrc.org.fj/index.cfm?go=main.root that being the Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific movement.
I've been lucky in my life to have gotten to know Titiwhai Harawira & Hana Jackson (Te Hemara) Hanna is no longer with us. They are inspiring and a much need voice today in our community.
Issues with Aboriginal peoples and the people of our region should geographically form the basis of alot of support and struggle in Australia,alot a work has to be done to break that colonial/settler mind set in regards to all the indigenous peoples in the pacific.
Here's a link to another woman (Kanaka Maoli-Hawaiian) and a heartfelt speech she gave about globilization in the Pacific, MILILANI TRASK is the last speaker in the video of this seminar.
noho ora mai
Indigenous Peoples' Resistance to Economic Globalization: A Celebration of Victories, Rights and Cultures: