Tokelau Votes

Tokelau, a tiny cluster of islands located 300 miles north of Samoa, are voting to determine their future self government. The three tiny atolls are currently governed by New Zealand, and no matter what their decision on self determination, Tokelau will remain in close association with the Kiwis. The voting will conclude on Saturday.

If Tokelau decides on independence, it will become one of the world’s smallest nations with only 4.7 square miles of land and 1,500 citizens.

Makes me wonder if Guam will ever vote on its self determination. The Commission on Self Determination has really dropped the ball on establishing a referendum on the island about this. It is long overdue, and I know it causes anguish among many activists and Chamoru leaders on the island. I am all for this vote, whether I am allowed to vote or not, freedom must be heard.

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