A Nation Rising: Hawaiian Movements for Life, Land, and by Noelani Goodyear-Ka′opua (ed.), Ikaika Hussey (ed.), Erin

By Noelani Goodyear-Ka′opua (ed.), Ikaika Hussey (ed.), Erin Kahunawaika′ala Wright (ed.)

A country Rising chronicles the political struggles and grassroots tasks jointly referred to as the Hawaiian sovereignty flow. students, group organizers, reporters, and filmmakers give a contribution essays that discover local Hawaiian resistance and resurgence from the Nineteen Seventies to the early 2010s. pictures and vignettes approximately specific activists extra deliver Hawaiian social routine to lifestyles. The tales and analyses of efforts to guard land and traditional assets, face up to neighborhood dispossession, and increase claims for sovereignty and self-determination display the various ambitions and methods, in addition to the inevitable tensions, of the broad-tent sovereignty circulate. the gathering explores the Hawaiian political ethic of ea, which either contains and exceeds dominant notions of state-based sovereignty. A country Rising increases matters that resonate a long way past the Hawaiian archipelago, concerns comparable to Indigenous cultural revitalization, environmental justice, and demilitarization.

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Communities must exert vigorous measures of accountability upon state and corporate powers, and this often requires being on the land so as to attend to any changes in the quality and quantity of various resources. Jonathan Osorio (chapter 6) and Kalamaokaʻāina Niheu (chapter 7) illustrate the importance of building ʻŌiwi structures, even when working within or against the occupying state’s systems. Both describe community struggles against the myriad violences caused by the militarization of Hawaiian lands.

Van Dyke, Who Owns the Crown Lands of Hawaiʻi? 25. Kauanui provides a detailed historical analysis of this fractionalizing 50 percent blood rule and the 1921 Hawaiian Homes Commission Act. Through a detailed analysis of the congressional hearings at which various versions of this measure were debated, she argues that the colonial project of racializing Hawaiians in the name of “rehabilitation” marginalized Kanaka Maoli entitlements to land and sovereignty. Kauanui, Hawaiian Blood. 26. These lands are frequently referred to as the “ceded lands,” a moniker which many Kanaka Maoli oppose since the lands were illegally taken from, not given or legally transferred by, the Hawaiian Kingdom.

And Hawaiian state governments on Hawaiian soil in the first place. S. legitimacy back to attorney Pōkā’s 1978 motion to dismiss a case brought by the state of Hawaiʻi against Wilford “Nappy” Pulawa (chapter 11). ” Outside the courts, protests at places like Sand Island on Oʻahu brought to light the buried history of the Hawaiian Kingdom lands. Puhipau’s self-portrait, “The Ice Man Looks Back at the Sand Island Eviction,” recounts the way Sand Island was both a place for him to rediscover an ancestral relationship with the ocean and a means to discover the history of his country’s suppressed independence.

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