Radio Show Download: Violent Crisis on Rapa Nui Island

As I mentioned on the blog last week here is the download link to the Indigenous Politics: From Native New England and Beyond episode on the events taking place in Rapanui.

Host J. Kehaulani Kauanui focuses on a dire situation that’s been unfolding on the island of Rapa Nui. Where the indigenous Ma`ohi people are reclaiming traditional ancestral lands that the Chilean government seized for private development. We will hear from Susana Hito who is following the situation carefully through her husband Santi Hitorangi (Ma`ohi) who is currently on the island and who is directly involved with his extended family. He was shot during the weekend while filming a clash with the Chilean police opened fire on unarmed Rapanui civilians. Santi Hitorani is a filmmaker, artist and Rapa Nui representative of people to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. He and Susana make up Te Pito Productions. Original air-sate: 12-07-10.

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