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New Caledonia

New Caledonia 448 the contemporary pacific • fall 2003 underway; that the nickel mining pro- ject at Goro by Inco, a Canadian Kanaky New Caledonia is still a work multinational, had still not allocated in progress, a multiethnic society seek- shares to the territory; that violence ing “a common destiny,” as proposed over land continued between the Wal- by the Noumea Accord of 1998. lisian and Kanak communities in St France, which “took possession” Louis; and that the special accord of the territory by unilateral decree between New Caledonia and Wallis almost 150 years ago, continues to and Futuna, proposed by the Noumea play an ambivalent role as peace- Accord, remained unresolved (NC, 19 maker among the ethnic and political Jan 2002). factions that its own policies helped rpcr President Jacques Lafleur to create. The year 2002 saw linger- chose not to attend the annual ing tensions over such issues as power Noumea Accord follow-up meeting, sharing in the local government, for “personal reasons,” and dissension nickel mining development, relations showed within the flnks party: it had between immigrants and indigenous failed to elect a president at its annual Kanak, and the impact of elections at congress in December 2001 and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2003 University of Hawai'i Press.
ISSN
1527-9464

Abstract

448 the contemporary pacific • fall 2003 underway; that the nickel mining pro- ject at Goro by Inco, a Canadian Kanaky New Caledonia is still a work multinational, had still not allocated in progress, a multiethnic society seek- shares to the territory; that violence ing “a common destiny,” as proposed over land continued between the Wal- by the Noumea Accord of 1998. lisian and Kanak communities in St France, which “took possession” Louis; and that the special accord of the territory by unilateral decree between New Caledonia and Wallis almost 150 years ago, continues to and Futuna, proposed by the Noumea play an ambivalent role as peace- Accord, remained unresolved (NC, 19 maker among the ethnic and political Jan 2002). factions that its own policies helped rpcr President Jacques Lafleur to create. The year 2002 saw linger- chose not to attend the annual ing tensions over such issues as power Noumea Accord follow-up meeting, sharing in the local government, for “personal reasons,” and dissension nickel mining development, relations showed within the flnks party: it had between immigrants and indigenous failed to elect a president at its annual Kanak, and the impact of elections at congress in December 2001 and

Journal

The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 7, 2003

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