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Kanak

(kəˈnæk)
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a native or inhabitant of New Caledonia who seeks independence from France
[C20: from Hawaiian: man]
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Knowing that the state does not treat all citizens and foreigners the same way, anarchists mobilised in the nineteenth century against the criminalisation of homosexuality (Kissack 2008) and against colonialism (for instance, see Louise Michel standing with the Kanaks, in New Caledonia), and to tackle other issues related to sex and race.
Deniz Goktiirk, "Postcolonial Amnesia: Taboo Memories and Kanaks with Cameras," in German Colonialism, Visual Culture, and Modern Memory, ed.
It focuses on what happened after the Kanaks, the island folk in France's Pacific colony of New Caledonia, rebelled.
REBELLION (15) IN 1988, indigenous Kanaks led by Alphonse Dianou (labe Lapacas) storm into a police station on Ouvea, one of the islands of New Caledonia, a French territory in the Pacific Ocean.
What do Louis XIV, the Kanaks of New Caledonia and the punk generation have in common?
No longer a majority, the Kanaks have witnessed the growing wealth and power of European settlers and other residents from Oceania and South Asia.
Violence between Kanaks and French settlers, which flared between 1984 and 1988, was addressed by the 1988 Matignon Accords.
Coming from New Caledonia, he is an ardent champion of the Kanaks, the indigenous people of that land.
Deported to New Caledonia at the fall of the Commune, she continued to write; and alone among her fellow deportees, championed the native Kanaks, a local tribe that attempted to rebel against French colonial rule.
Most Kanaks Mach did not know of this history of organized opposition to the loss of their nations sovereignty.