A small, idyllic Pacific island north of Samoa and just south of Tokelau.
Bought for a bottle of gin and 15 shillings an acre. Annexed to the United States.
Its former inhabitants were evicted almost sixty years ago from their island and long to return.
Check out this article presenting a timeline of the United States claiming sovereignty over the Tokelau island of Olohega, most recently through a proclaimed “friendship treaty” organised by New Zealand.
Curator Pacific Fuli Pereira has chosen this paper as a must read for Tokelau Language Week 2021