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Tokelau

Tokelau 246 the contemporary pacific • spring 2000 (ocf 1998). The current one has a hierarchical structure connected by vertical, horizontal, and criss-crossing arrows. The queen (of England) is at the top, followed by the New Zealand governor general. The third level includes the Tokelau Public Service Commissioners, the New Zealand State Services Commission (ssc), the General Fono (equated with Parliament), the New Zealand–based administrator (a Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade official), New Zea- land’s minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the New Zealand Parlia- ment, all of equal standing. At the fourth level is the Council of Faipule (equated with the cabinet or execu- tive). The three Taupulega follow, The “return to the village” theme on the fifth level. This last group is continues to affect political develop- being targeted for empowerment and ment in Tokelau, but is operating capacity building in the new “modern under a new name —“the modern house.” house of Tokelau.” The vaka (canoe) Most of the posts of the “modern metaphor of the early 1990s is now house” have been identified, but some being partnered by the new “modern are being redefined in the first draft house” ideology. The term is used 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 © 2000 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

Abstract

246 the contemporary pacific • spring 2000 (ocf 1998). The current one has a hierarchical structure connected by vertical, horizontal, and criss-crossing arrows. The queen (of England) is at the top, followed by the New Zealand governor general. The third level includes the Tokelau Public Service Commissioners, the New Zealand State Services Commission (ssc), the General Fono (equated with Parliament), the New Zealand–based administrator (a Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade official), New Zea- land’s minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the New Zealand Parlia- ment, all of equal standing. At the fourth level is the Council of Faipule (equated with the cabinet or execu- tive). The three Taupulega follow, The “return to the village” theme on the fifth level. This last group is continues to affect political develop- being targeted for empowerment and ment in Tokelau, but is operating capacity building in the new “modern under a new name —“the modern house.” house of Tokelau.” The vaka (canoe) Most of the posts of the “modern metaphor of the early 1990s is now house” have been identified, but some being partnered by the new “modern are being redefined in the first draft house” ideology. The term is used

Journal

The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Feb 1, 2001

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