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Kanak

(kəˈnæk)
n
a native or inhabitant of New Caledonia who seeks independence from France
[C20: from Hawaiian: man]
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It is commonly employed in the lingua franca of Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands as well as PNG and the Torres Strait Islands; in New Caledonia Kanak people have their equivalent "coutume.
Festivals can have agendas apart from their program of spectacular performances; Melanesia 2000, developed by the Kanak leader Jean-Marie Tjibaou in 1975, was the turning point in claiming the recognition of Kanak people and their culture in New Caledonia.
What seemed most remarkable to New Caledonians was the ancestral links between the Austronesian peoples across the vast Pacific Ocean--no one had imagined the Kanak people sharing a cultural heritage with Aboriginal Tawainese.
Kanak: Part est une parole', shown over the winter of 2013/14, was the richest exhibition to date of the art of the Kanak people of the French territory of New Caledonia.
Vivre a la tribu', 'aller a la tribu': are French expressions used by the Kanak people in New Caledonia to express a strong feeling of locality and belonging.
37) SLN living quarters were occupied by Kanak people, most of them already working for the mining company.
Despite protests by the traditional leaders of the indigenous Kanak people and environmentalists, a Canadian mining giant is planning a US$ 1.
A woman is generally considered "nothing," but Idara rises in status when she sings of the suffering of the Kanak people after the invasion of the whites.
A rather unusual example of such an instance is Renzo Piano's cultural centre for the Kanak people in Noumea, New Caledonia with its so-called timber 'cases' (AR December 1998).
In the French territory, there had been conflicts between pro-independence groups, mainly consisting of the aboriginal Kanak people, and pro-France groups.
The indigenous Kanak people of New Caledonia, south of Vanuatu, have stepped up their agitation for independence in what promises to explode into a bloody civil war in the far-flung French territory.
The final section, 'Insurrection' gives us a detailed chronology of the 1878 insurrection, stressing one more time the brutality and injustice of colonial France over the Kanak people 'A traditional society was thrown, (.