chapter  12
Designing Futures of Identity
Navigating Agenda Collisions in Pacific Disability
ByCatherine Picton, Rasela Tufue-Dolgoy
Pages 15

Theoretically, Samoa’s National Policy for Persons with Disability (SNPD) works as an excellent model for engagement, equity, and inclusion. However, a broader social, cultural, and political context also creates oppressions for people with disability. Despite research indicating that social and educational marginalization is a significant concern, existing policy has not strategized in depth the reshaping of community ideologies. Based upon principals of value, relevance, available resources, and real opportunities, the Tutusa framework proposed in this chapter bridges differences of decolonized and global ideologies. As a tool of evaluation, this framework provides a tangible pathway for critical reflection on how both cultural and development visions can be achieved.