Answer to Question #190261 in English for Graylin lapi

Question #190261

Explain Pacific understandings of cultural and natural heritage in relation to conflict over these resources (eg. mining, logging, fishing, commodification of culture).

Expert's answer

The Pacific islands' history constitutes conflict’ history over natural resources. Pacific islanders were involved in conflict over a natural resource that was sacred. Then, foreigners came in search of gold, cheap labor, whales, candidates who could convert to their religious beliefs, and sandalwood. The arrival of foreigners resulted in disputes among the islanders and also with the new arrivals. An era of an unsurpassed fight over natural resources arose, upon European rediscovery of the Pacific. This conflict has been among the land-based: freshwater, lumber, sandalwood, and people.

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