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  1. Chris on 2010/10/16 at 6:45 pm

    Kia kaha whanaunga o te motu o Rapanui. Ka hoatu tenei mihi aroha kia koutou katoa.
    Go with strength from our ancestors our cousins from Rapnui. Sending you all our love and support.

    Chris Wana – Aotearoa a.k.a New Zealand.

    • Mereana from Aotearoa on 2011/01/05 at 10:16 pm

      Rapanui – The place where abuse and mistreatment of the first nation people of Rapanui
      This must stop the disregard and disrespect of the descendants of the Ancient Ones of Rapanui.
      How can people feel welcome to the place where there is inhospitable acts being done to the people of the land the first nation people of Rapanui of the Polynesian Triangle.
      Respect these people they are treasures to your nation – shame on Chile

      • Mereana from Aotearoa on 2011/01/05 at 10:19 pm

        Our blessing to our people of the Polynesian Triangle. Send your blessings every moment of the day of the night unite in our blessings for them our people

    • Mereana from Aotearoa on 2011/01/05 at 11:39 pm

      Rapanui – Abuse and mistreatment – The world and all nations must know of how the first nation people of Rapanui are being abused and mistreated

  2. cliff w on 2010/12/03 at 10:07 pm

    I just want to offer my support for the rapanui and their rights.

  3. Martin on 2010/12/03 at 11:55 pm

    I wish the Rapanui people all the best with their land claim. I offer my support to you all from here in Australia’s rural community.

  4. chief acwot.tongva tribe on 2010/12/05 at 8:07 am

    ask your ancestors to help all of you.our lands were taken by the u.s. govt. in 1848, but our people are still are alive and traditional to the old ways (not christian).in 1989, we sent a tribal policy to the u.s. govt. warning what was going to take place in the future,well the future is here and it is happening, we have knocked the u.s. govt on its ass with the economy. pray to your ancestors,be strong.

  5. Neil Theasby on 2010/12/06 at 12:38 pm

    I wish to express my personal solidarity with the Rapa Nui activists who are legitimately expressing grievances against a bullying colonial power. People around the world should understand that Rapa Nui is not just a place of unique statues and ancient archaeology but a place where the bloodline of the moai makers continues. In the past the island suffered greatly from exploitative visitors – sheep farmers, a Peruvian mining company, whalers – and that exploitation continues to this day. Via blogging, I am telling as many people as I can – all around the world – just what is going on in Rapa Nui. It is the opposite of the joy the world felt when those thirty nine miners were liberated in faraway Chile. Indigenous people of Rapa Nui, remember your heritage! Do not cower! Stand upright and be brave! Tell the world!

  6. R. Anna Peffley-Araki on 2010/12/06 at 7:49 pm

    Rapa Nui -My family, my home- our strength.

  7. Mereana from Aotearoa on 2010/12/07 at 7:22 am

    Ka nui te mihi aroha nga whanau nga iwi nga tangata whenua o Rapanui “Te Pito O Te Henua”
    Much and great love we send to the families the clan the people of the land of Rapanui “The Navel of the World”
    Tangi tangi taku ngakau e rongohia e titiro nga maemae o nga tangata whenua of Rapanui.
    My heart cries to hear and see the pain and hurt inflicted upon the people of the land of Rapanui.
    Tangi tangi roimata o nga matua tupuna Maori
    The teardrops of our Maori ancestors fall also
    Mihi atu aroha ki nga tupuna o Rapanui i roto i tenei pouritanga o nga uri.
    I acknowledge and send love to the ancestors of Rapanui within this sadness of the descendants
    Kia kaha nga tangata whenua o Rapanui “Te Pito o te Henua”
    Be strong the people of the land of Rapanui
    Ma te Atua nga tangata whenua o Te Pito O Te Henua” e manaaki, e tiaki i nga wa katoa i roto te aroha o te Atua
    May the blessing of our great creator bless and keep and protect the people of the land of Rapanui always in the love of the great creator
    E noho ora mai

    E noho ora mai

    This waiata we share with you please sing this song with us and feel our wairua join our spirit of oneness join

  8. KS on 2010/12/07 at 7:37 pm

    Well said Neil…

    Shame on Chile! SHAME SHAME SHAME!

  9. hore kauere on 2010/12/10 at 2:53 pm

    i support all my brothers and sisters from rapanui for their stand against these tauiwi chileans,big with guns in their hands not much else,be strong,and courageous your spirits they can never break,like us your maori relatives we stand with you always kia kaha,kia maia,kia manawa nui.

  10. rawiri on 2010/12/11 at 4:03 am

    kia kaha Rapanui whanauka

  11. Ben on 2010/12/12 at 4:59 am

    Chile was a safe haven for the Nazis like most of South America after WW2 so it is of no surprise Pinochet’s legacy is alive and kicking. Chile you will be held to account and is further reason why Rapanui will one day be independent. Remember Argentina’s ass kicking, that will be your fate.

  12. Rita Morrison on 2010/12/17 at 4:36 am

    Kia kaha Rapanui. Chile does not have the greatest human rights reputation, take care.

  13. chief acwot,tongva tribe on 2011/01/03 at 8:04 am

    keep honoring your ancestors,they are helping , look what just happened in chile,earthquake.

  14. Maganui S on 2011/01/08 at 9:15 pm

    How can we take action, give international attention to this matter and stop dictators colonising and terrorising our neighbours. Words are great but what can we do to get the Chilean authorities out, they have not authority and are not the indigenous people of the land!!

  15. Moheka Williams on 2011/01/21 at 9:54 pm

    I hope a huge earthquake hits Chile and destroys that country all the soldiers will have to go home to fix up their country. I’m praying to Ruaumoko now to shake Chile with a 9.9 earthquake 10 kilometers deep. That will get Chile off Rapanui and back to their own country.

  16. Kimi Pakarati on 2011/02/11 at 9:57 pm

    Rapa Nui is a very beautiful island but they were blinded by the chile’ s government no freedoom of speech for the natives. The Natives always had to listen to chile but little rapa nui but alot of spanish.. Always chile was taking control of the rapa nui people the money goes to the chileans not the natives . The time is to take action get rapa nui as a country away from chile . always protest against chile they brain wash the rapa nui people so they need to be free and away from this treatment. Chile does not work with the rapa nui people at all alway a promise does not make it. I’am married to native my prayers are for the hito family to win and make rapa nui free.

  17. f rattray on 2011/02/13 at 7:57 pm

    Good news that the judge has suspended the trespass trial pending investigation into true ownership of the land. A positive step on this journey.

    We were on Rapa Nui Feb 4, 5, 6 and stopped by the community dinner that was held across the road from the property. Stay strong, family and friends, we send you support and strength from Canada. The warmth and generosity of Rapanuians is held in our hearts.

  18. RAUL BERNAL on 2011/02/14 at 7:43 pm

    es una verguenza para todos los chilenos, incluyendome yo, ke nuestro gobierno de derecha (pinochettista) este protejiendo a unos imbercionistas, ke solo se kieren beneficiar ellos, despojando a rapa nui de sus tierras hemos podido avanzar y dejar atras nuestros antiguos metodos de oprecion usando la fuerza del ejercito contra nosotros mismos, siendo estos para protejernos del enemigo….que es en lo que nos hemos transformado para la gente de rapa nui. y todo por la compra ilegal de tierras que unos negociantes sin escrupulos de la corp. schiess…que verguenza ante el mundo… nos hacen ver como gangsters bulgares golpeando y usando metodos de intimidacion por la fuerza a nombre de una nacion que nisikiera sabe lo ke su gobierno esta haciendo para protejer los intereces de unos ricachones ke no les importa a quien aplastan con su dinero, solo les importa ganar unos cuantos dollares mas….shame on you chile AND SHAME ON YOU SCHEISS FAMILLY OR CORP. YOU SUCK !!!

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