Monday, December 6, 2010

RE: [pima.nius] Abridged summary of - 3 Messages in 3 Topics

1:28 AM |

Hi Aaron, here are some more links and info.

Rapanui (Easter Island) Under Fire By Chilean Troops | Past Horizons

Louder Campaign: Save Rapanui


Rapanui, aka Easter Island, is NOT uninhabited and the supposed mysteries of the island can be simply explained by the Rapanui people who have lived there over 2000 years.

The Rapanui people carved and moved the Moai by "walking" the moai with rounded bottoms.

The Rapanui people did NOT deforest the island to move the Moai, there was a "mini" ice age in the 1400s which reduced trees on the island, rats introduced by foreign boats ate the seeds, and the Chileans rented the island to sheep farmers whose herds destroyed the roots of the flora causing massive run off of the topsoil, and the Rapanui people were sold as slaves.

The Chileans are still colonizing the island and continuing to destroy the ancient archeological sites which have been desginated by UNESCO as a "patrimony to humanity."

The Chileans are encouraging unchecked immigration to the island, which does not have the infastructure to support immigration.

Since the beginning of August the Rapanui people have reclaimed their grandparents lands which the Chileans had taken.

Chilean armed forces have been deployed to the island and they are harassing the Rapanuipeople in violation of Chilean and International Law.

The Indian Law Resource Center has agreed to represent the Rapanui people in legal actions in the Inter-American Courts.

The Chilean government is being run by the Pinochet Party for the first time since 1990. During Pinochet regime millions of people simply "disappeared".

The Rapanui people today are in danger of extinction.

The Rapanui survival and decolonization of Rapanui will be an example of how humans can reclaim and re-cultivate lands which have been destroyed by human activity.

Rapanui is also known as Te Pito te Henua, the Navel of the World, and this connection is our umbilical cord of existence.

A benefit for the Rapanui people who are facing extinction

Theater Gallery at Barnsdall Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, Ca 90027

SAVE RAPA NUI: EASTER ISLAND IN CRISIS with Rapa Nui Film, Music, Art Auction and Discussion to Support an Indigenous People in Crisis
VIP Reception and Seating: $50 (at 6:00pm) General Admission: $25 To pre-pay tickets click here: (you will be redirected to the donate page where instructions will be provided)

All proceeds will go to help support the struggle of the Rapanui indigenous people to regain their ancestral homelands on Easter Island. 


• There will be a Haka performed.
• A Pacific Island canoe will be presented.
• Light food will be provided. 
• Live music by Hitia O Tera and Tioata. Live streaming
• Santi Hitorangi, United Nations Representative for Rapa Nui will be co-hosting with Esai Morales (Rapa Nui, La Bamba) a screening and panel discussion of the documentary "BEING RAPANUI," a Rapa Nui perspective.
• There will be an exhibition and silent auction of Rapa Nui petroglyph rubbings as well as other art donated by La Luz de Jesus Gallery and other artists. 

Save Rapanui is sponsored by: Imipono Projects, KAHA, (Kaleponi Advocates of Hawaiian Affairs),La Luz de Jesus GalleryLongtale International, and VC (Visual Communications).
Rapa Nui, also known as Isla de Pascua, but better known as Easter Island, is part of the Polynesian Triangle that stretches from Hawaii to the North, Rapa Nui to the East and New Zealand to the South. Rapa Nui has long been the subject of curiosity and speculation. How and why did its inhabitants carve and transport the massive statues (Moai) which surround the island? What remains of this culture today can be found in both traditional and contemporary interpretations. What lessons can we learn from their legacy?
Rapa Nui is one of the most remote places on the planet.
As of August 4th, 2010, the people of Rapa Nui have non-violently re-occupied the lands that had been unlawfully taken by Chile from their grandparents. The Chilean government has responded by sending in armed forces. As the Rapa Nui people strive to reclaim their island and independence, the islanders may be on the brink of extermination.
A peaceful resolution would be the hope for restoration to the world and a new beginning for Te Pito O Te Henua "the Navel of the World," what the early settlers called Rapa Nui.
The Indian Law Resource Center in Washington D.C. has agreed to represent the Rapa Nui families and the Rapa Nui Parliament.
Although many people think the island is deserted and the Moai are a mystery, the Rapa Nui are very much alive and has been a civilization of master engineers, artists and survivalists for nearly 2000 years.
Event Contact: Lono Kollars, Kaleponi Advocates for Hawaiian Affairs Phone: 951.534.3750, e-mail:
For more information about Rapa Nui, contact Susan Hitorangi: (845) 596 5403,
The Barnsdall Gallery Theater is owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

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