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As the warming climate threatens to put billions of people of the road, it should be remembered that Pacific peoples have already experienced forced displacement and permanent exile as their islands became nuclear testing sites. Marshallese, i-Kiribati, and Ma'ohi people can all testify to what it is like to see home become off-limits for thousands of years. This chapter explores the forms of resistance and resilience developed in the Marshall Islands, Kiribati, and Ma'ohi Nui during periods of forced displacement, analyzing how songs and literature can help (re)build a home away from one's homeland. Analyzing creative discourse by Kathy Jetn¯il-Kijiner, Teresia Teaiwa, and Chantal Spitz, this chapter argues that transgenerational cultural practices such as Marshallese weaving and Ma'ohi genealogical recitation are essential to perpetuate stories of solidarity and survival in the face of forced migration.

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