14 episodes

Dive into Pacific Island issues alongside a Pacific Islander millenial woman of science. This podcast is done in service to our under-represented voices to shed light upon long-standing social, economic, scientific, political, educational, and cultural circumstances which we grew up with and which connect us.

Deep Pacific Podcast Kalani

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Dive into Pacific Island issues alongside a Pacific Islander millenial woman of science. This podcast is done in service to our under-represented voices to shed light upon long-standing social, economic, scientific, political, educational, and cultural circumstances which we grew up with and which connect us.

    What do Pacific Islanders think about religion?

    What do Pacific Islanders think about religion?

    [EP#10: DECOLONIZATION SERIES #4]
    What do Pacific Islanders think about religion in the Pacific?

    Six Indigenous Pacific Islanders share personal thoughts on organized religion and how to decolonize—if they think it can be done at all. Kalani then goes into a summary on a paper about media coverage and the framing of the Pacific in the media with regards to climate change.

    You will hear from:


    To’a, our Fijian poet, iTaukei brother, and man of God
    Tēatuahere, our favorite diasporic Tahitian Ma’ohi poet
    RT, our God-loving che’lu ginen Guahan with roots in Chuuk
    Temiti, our Samoan Tahitian Ma’ohi educator with roots in France
    Symone, our Guahan Chamorrita neni girl reconnecting with her Indigeneity
    Kawena, our favorite angry angry Hawaiian Nationalist and Kānaka Māoli

    Citations:


    'A calling from God': Politicians and religiosity in the Pacific Islands. October 2013. Global Change Peace & Security 25(3) DOI: 10.1080/14781158.2013.810616 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/263250982_%27A_calling_from_God%27_Politicians_and_religiosity_in_the_Pacific_Islands     
    Maldonado‐Torres, N. (2014), Race, Religion, and Ethics in the Modern/Colonial World. J Relig Ethics, 42: 691-711. https://doi.org/10.1111/jore.12078 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jore.12078 
    “Decolonizing Religion: The Future of Comparative Religious Ethics”, Irene Oh. May 29, 2020. Accessed 13 December 2020. Link: https://contendingmodernities.nd.edu/decoloniality/decolonizing-cre/ 

    Links to Resources:


    Follow our list of Deep Pasifika on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/i/lists/1296009348313804800?s=09
    Purchase ‘Kiki: Ten Thousand Years in a Lifetime” by Sir Albert Maori Kiki: https://www.abebooks.co.uk/book-search/title/kiki-ten-thousand-years-lifetime/author/maori-kiki-albert/
    Carolann Carl’s “Tuna for FSM” beautiful spoken word video: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CIqvjFNBvdI/?igshid=1l2agoy0jghv3 
    The video series “Fighting for Our Survival”: https://350.org/survivalfilm/
    Prutehi Ritidian (Guåhan): https://twitter.com/PrutehiLitekyan 
    Protect Mauna Kea (Hawai'i): https://www.protectmaunakea.net/ 
    Ihumātao (Aotearoa): https://www.protectihumatao.com/faq.html 
    About West Papua: https://www.freewestpapua.org/info/about-west-papua/ 
    More about West Papua Conflict: https://thediplomat.com/2019/09/why-is-west-papua-in-constant-turmoil/

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    • 1 hr 45 min
    What do Pasifika people think about settlers?

    What do Pasifika people think about settlers?

    [EP#9: DECOLONIZATION SERIES #3]
    What do Pasifika people think about settlers?

    Five Indigenous Pacific Islanders speak out on settlers and settler-colonialism. Kalani then goes into a summary of a paper on Radical Care and Survival Strategies Written by Dr. Hi’ilei Julia Hobart, a Pasifika scholar and researcher, and Dr. Tamara Kneese.

    You will hear from:


    Temiti, our awesome Samoan Ma’ohi (Tahitian) educator
    Rhonda, an Indigenous iTaukei (Fijian) from Viti
    Tēatuahere, our favorite beautiful poetic Ma’ohi (Tahitian) soul
    Ha’åni, our Chamoru Samoan graduate student and future decolonization powerhouse
    Kawena, our favorite angry Hawaiian and Kanaka Maoli future demilitarization powerhouse

    Citations:


    Angela “Ånghet” Hoppe-Cruz, Kisha Quichocho Borja (2010). I Kareran i Palåbran-måmi, UH Manoa School of Graduate Studies, http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24267 https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/24267
    Patrick Wolfe (2006). Settler colonialism and the elimination of the native, Journal of Genocide Research, 8:4, 387-409, DOI: 10.1080/14623520601056240
    Hobart, Hi‘ilei & Kneese, Tamara. (2020). Radical Care. Social Text. 38. 1-16. 10.1215/01642472-7971067. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339866054_Radical_Care

    Links to Resources:


    About West Papua: https://www.freewestpapua.org/info/about-west-papua/
    More about West Papua Conflict: https://thediplomat.com/2019/09/why-is-west-papua-in-constant-turmoil/
    Link to purchase “Effigies iii” featuring works by Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, Kisha Borja-Quichocho-Calvo, Tagi Qolouvaki, No’u Revilla: https://www.saltpublishing.com/products/effigies-iii-9781784631833
    Link to Book: “Leaves of the Banyan Tree” by Albert Wendt: https://uhpress.hawaii.edu/title/leaves-of-the-banyan-tree/
    Link to Book: “Potiki” by Patricia Grace: https://www.penguin.co.nz/books/potiki-9780143573784
    Link to Rhonda’s new song & Fijian dance anthem “Noqu i Tau”: https://youtu.be/YrYvHH4J2yE

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    What do Pacific Islanders think about family?

    What do Pacific Islanders think about family?

    [EP#8]
    What do Pacific Islanders think about family?

    The ladies take the lead on this episode. Two Pasifika women speak on family, followed by a clip reel of past contributors speaking on family from other episodes. Kalani finishes off the episode by summarizing a peer-reviewed article on settler colonialism in the US Pacific.

    You will hear from:



    Symone, a Chamoru artist ginen Guåhan



    Tēatuahere, a diasporic Tahitian poet living in Hawai’i



    Citations:


    Aaron John Spitzer (2019) ‘A wolf in sheep’s clothing’: settler voting rights and the elimination of the Indigenous demos in US Pacific territories, Postcolonial Studies, 22:2, 131-149, DOI: 10.1080/13688790.2019.1591569
    To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.1080/13688790.2019.1591569

    Links to Resources:



    Will Nu’utupu Giles website: www.willgilespoetry.com



    Symone’s Art Instagram: www.instagram.com/betdegal



    Tēatuahere’s Poetry Blog: https://teatuaherespoetry.tumblr.com



    Rhonda’s New Song: https://youtu.be/YrYvHH4J2yE



    Lisiatē’s Twitter: www.twitter.com/Manhellnaaah



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    • 1 hr 5 min
    What does “land back” mean to me as a Pacific Islander?

    What does “land back” mean to me as a Pacific Islander?

    [EP#7:DECOLONIZATION SERIES #2]
    What does “land back” mean to me as a Pacific Islander?

    Six Indigenous Pacific Islanders dive deep into the land, the #LandBack movement in their islands, and where they see it going. You will hear from:



    Mackere (https://twitter.com/Mackere), an “urban Maori” living in Auckland



    Nāinoa (https://twitter.com/unkopoidog), a Kanaka Maoli living in Hawai’i



    Hila’an (https://twitter.com/taotaomona), a Chamoru ginen Guåhan; (Personal IG: https://instagram.com/taotaomona) (Art: https://instagram.com/_menhalom)



    Tēatuahere (https://twitter.com/teatuahere), your favorite Tahitian poet living in Hawai’i



    Kawena (https://twitter.com/Kue_Kawena), your fave angry Hawaiian & Kanaka Maoli activist



    Thomås (https://twitter.com/thomasmaolek), our FAVORITE Gilita Chamorro Saina



    Followed by Kalani giving a breakdown of a scientific paper on coral planular larvae and how parental or genetic conditioning could play a role in better predicting and hopefully saving our coral reefs.

    Citations:


    Putnam, Hollie & Ritson-Williams, Raphael & Cruz, Jolly & Davidson, Jennifer & Gates, Ruth. (2020). Environmentally-induced parental or developmental conditioning influences coral offspring ecological performance. Scientific Reports. 10. 13664. 10.1038/s41598-020-70605-x. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343605628_Environmentally-induced_parental_or_developmental_conditioning_influences_coral_offspring_ecological_performance/citations

    Links to Resources:



    Referred to during our Introduction and Outro*: http://4rsyouth.ca/land-back-what-do-we-mean/



    SUPPORT IHUMĀTAO (Aotearoa): https://www.protectihumatao.com/faq.html



    “UN Official Supports Hawaii's Independence” (Youtube Video) U.N. Human Rights Council 45th Session, September 2020. “Alaska and Hawai’i: Self-Determination Dispute” Presented by Professor Alfred de Zayas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw7yROsWVt8



    https://hawaiiankingdom.org/blog/united-nations-acknowledges-the-occupation-of-the-hawaiian-kingdom/



    PROTECT RITIDIAN (Guam) @PrutehiLitekyan’s Twitter Profile: https://twitter.com/PrutehiLitekyan



    PROTECT MAUNA KEA (Hawai’i): https://www.protectmaunakea.net/



    Whose Land is it Anyway? A Manual for Decolonization https://fpse.ca/decolonization_manual_whose_land_is_it_anyway



    SEEDING RECONCILIATION ON UNEVEN GROUND: The 4Rs Approach to Cross-Cultural Dialogue http://4rsyouth.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/4Rs-Framework-Final.pdf



    What is Land Back? A Settler FAQ https://briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/what-is-land-back-a-settler-faq



    https://landback.org/



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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Bonus Ep #3 - Deep Pacific’s Values

    Bonus Ep #3 - Deep Pacific’s Values

    [BONUS EP#3]
    About Deep Pacific’s values and what does Deep Pacific mean to the team behind it?

    Kalani discusses the values behind Deep Pacific podcast which also goes into the podcast’s mission statement. This is followed by the Deep Pacific Admin Council going into detail to answer the question “What does Deep Pacific mean to me?”

    On it, you will hear from



    Kalåni (“executive producer”)



    Ha’åni (associate producer)



    Thomås (associate producer)



    Mission statement:



    To reinforce the connection that Pasifika people share throughout Oceania and surrounding areas by sharing their stories and experiences



    To raise awareness for cultural, political, and socioeconomic issues that need to be addressed by engaging in dialogue with people familiar with those places (indigenous people preferably, diaspora are ok)



    To increase representation of regular Pacific Islander voices by providing safe and uplifting spaces and platforms to engage



    To normalize scientific discussion in our communities using critical analysis and thought while acknowledging biases that may exist



    The values are as follows:


    Showcasing authentic representation
    Qualifying ourselves
    Speaking with integrity
    Critical thinking
    Valuing indigeneity and re-indigenization
    Being self-aware
    Speaking with humility and sensitivity
    Timeliness
    Sustainability for the environment and the podcast
    Cultivating interdependance among Pacific people
    Reciprocity in advocacy and support
    Solidarity with BIPOC
    Respect for self, for our culture, and other indigenous cultures (and none for Gretchen Wieners bye)

    Link to most of the Kalani’s text of episode:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1h0i8qW1irh6mjqghn0yEkhAxPKRMJSC8-F6fZimmh1g/

    Links to Resources:



    Dr. Emalani Case’s Blog “A Package of Salt”: https://hewahipaakai.wordpress.com/author/emalani/



    The Keynote Address with the episode’s quote: https://hewahipaakai.wordpress.com/2018/06/09/the-stories-we-choose-to-tell-ourselves-about-ourselves/?wref=tp



    Thomas King’s The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative:
    King, T. (2010). The Truth about Stories: A Native Narrative. Canada: House of Anansi Press Incorporated. https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Truth_about_Stories/5PreoAEACAAJ?hl=en



    Cancel RIMPAC Coalition’s Youtube Channel: “A Collective Poem” : https://youtu.be/UGmMOiLXBoI



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    • 35 min
    What are our Pasifika values?

    What are our Pasifika values?

    [EP#6] What are our Pasifika values?

    Nine indigenous Pacific Islanders speak on their values, what they are, and how we can carry some of them into the future to be better ancestors. Kalani then discusses a brand new scientific paper on the status of Emergency Care in the Pacific.

    In this episode you will hear from:


    Lisiatē, a Tongan diaspora activist, and first-time contributor!
    Ha’åni, a Chamoru from Guahan with roots in Samoa
    To’a, an iTaukei or indigenous person of Fiji
    Temiti, a Samoan Tahitian educator
    Jonathan, a Papuan with roots in West Papua as well as PNG, another first-time contributor!
    RT, a Chamoru ginen Guahan with roots in Chuuk
    Trini, a Chamorro ginen Sa’ipan
    Thomås, a Chamorro ginen Luta yan Guahan
    And last but not least, Carolann, the storyteller from Pohnpei. You definitely want to hear what she has to say.

    Citations:


    Freire, Paulo. “Pedagogy of the Oppressed: 30th Anniversary Edition”. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hGCrlUw6gEuBWulA0zRllw6BX0GNddTN/view?usp=drivesdk
    G. Phillips, A. Creaton and P. Airdhill-Enosa et al., “Emergency care status, priorities and standards for the Pacific region: A multiphase survey and consensus process across 17 different Pacific Island Countries and Territories”, The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lanwpc.2020.10 0 0 02

    Links to Resources:



    Lisiatē‘s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Manhellnaaah



    To’a’s Twilight of Oceania YT Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb5pd_L8vhgIU2WtMpAvGqw



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    • 1 hr 17 min

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