We center the healing of our communities from historical and generational trauma experienced through Asian and European colonialism, white supremacy, and enforced religious assimilation. Pasifika peoples have experienced decades of systematic violations of their human rights on their homelands and face structural racism while in the continental U.S. These harms have rendered millions of Pasifika peoples landless and homeless. We are committed to decolonize our collective analysis by honoring our histories, preserving and perpetuating our languages and cultures and standing in solidarity with Native Americans to protect our mothers, the Earth and the Ocean. Our PICA-WA networks are dedicated to combating institutional and structural racism through strengthening our commitment to antiracist principles.
Our Antiracist Organizing work is grounded in our history, integrated in our cultural fabric and aligns with our Pasifika Indigenous reference that champions the sacredness of relationships, space and intergenerational connections. We organize with our families, across class status, and beyond the colonial structures that have kept our Oceanian families apart. We are aligned and have adopted the People’s Institute of Survival and Beyond principles below to guide our work, and the ways that we move accountably within and outside of our NHPI networks.