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Hawaiian Issues Le Monde. Daily. Paris NT, Unfortunately, Emile Vernaudon is only one outstanding case. While Temaru and many of his collaborators are serious and honest leaders with a vision of change, many other civil servants are hardly distinguishable from their predecessors. The other issue that constantly causes tensions in society is the question of independence. Many people still do not understand what independence would mean, and what chances the country would have once it overcame the dependency on France and became a member of the family of Pacific nations. Most people have been affected by decades of French propaganda, and hardly anyone from Tahiti has ever visited an independent Pacific Island country. Instead they have seen biased reports and documentaries emphasizing how poor and downtrodden these islands are, compared with wealthy Tahiti. The new government has worked hard to dedramatize the independence issue, by constantly raising the issue and resisting pro-French criticism from French and local people, as well as by increasing cooperation with other Pacific islands. However, much more must be done if the government wants people to rethink their attachment to France and share their president's vision of a future as Maohi (indigenous Polynesians) within the Pacific http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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Le Monde. Daily. Paris NT, Unfortunately, Emile Vernaudon is only one outstanding case. While Temaru and many of his collaborators are serious and honest leaders with a vision of change, many other civil servants are hardly distinguishable from their predecessors. The other issue that constantly causes tensions in society is the question of independence. Many people still do not understand what independence would mean, and what chances the country would have once it overcame the dependency on France and became a member of the family of Pacific nations. Most people have been affected by decades of French propaganda, and hardly anyone from Tahiti has ever visited an independent Pacific Island country. Instead they have seen biased reports and documentaries emphasizing how poor and downtrodden these islands are, compared with wealthy Tahiti. The new government has worked hard to dedramatize the independence issue, by constantly raising the issue and resisting pro-French criticism from French and local people, as well as by increasing cooperation with other Pacific islands. However, much more must be done if the government wants people to rethink their attachment to France and share their president's vision of a future as Maohi (indigenous Polynesians) within the Pacific

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 17, 2007

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