11/2/09

Defending Melanesian Land


Host:
Network:
Global
Date:
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Time:
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location:
Amnesty International Action Centre, 79 Myrtle St, Chippendale

An evening of film, photos and discussions about the importance of customary land in Melanesia. 'Defending Melanesian Land' is a short
video in which Melanesian activists explain why indigenous land is important to people in the Pacific, and why they have formed a regional alliance (the Melanesian Indigenous Land Defence
Alliance - MILDA) to defend indigenous Melanesian land.


The film was produced by Tim Anderson for Aid/Watch and MILDA,
with support from The Christensen Fund

1 comment:

Fiji Truth [Na Dina]. said...

Bula & Kia ora,
we are keen to get info on your posting re an evening to discuss,quote,"Defending Melanesian Land ...film photos & discussions about importance of customary land-Melanesia.."

We will post you a recent case of whats taking place in Fiji right now. This regime is on one hand telling Melanesian Spearhead Group its for Indigenous while robbing the very land from Real owners & transferring powers illegimately to those connected but not have powers. In a nutshell 'robbing the real owners of land' & setting up groupings within the Indigenous people to squabble amongst themselves so that these land can be freed up for government to weal & deal as they see fit.