About a month after Americans honor the Fourth of July, a lesser-known historical day comes around that also celebrates independence. Called La Hoihoi Ea, or Sovereignty Restoration Day, and honored on Jul. 31, the holiday remembers a time before American occupation of Hawai‘i. In February of 1843, after complaints from British living in Honolulu, Lord George Paulet arrived … [Read more...] about La Hoihoi Ea: Talking story at Sovereignty Restoration Day
Before he left, our former editor Anthony Pignataro gave me this advice: Follow more people on Twitter. He said he’d been intentionally doing this for the last year or two, following accounts from active Native Hawaiians, people of color, women, and other marginalized voices, and that the diversity of their perspectives influenced his views on a number of issues. I’ve … [Read more...] about Happy Independence Day?
On Thursday, Jun. 21, Dr. Willy Kauai, Director of Native Hawaiian Student Services at UH Manoa, will speak at the Na‘aikane O Maui Cultural Center in Lahaina as part of the HK West Maui Speaker Series. He’ll talk about his research on nationality in the Hawaiian Kingdom. “When people talk about the term ‘Hawaiian,’ usually it’s used in the sense of race or ethnicity” Kauai … [Read more...] about Dr. Willy Kauai talks Hawaiian nationality
The Story of Hawai‘i Museum at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center is getting some big publicity this month. On Thursday, May 17, the Travel Channel show Mysteries at the Museum will air a segment on the museum’s steel guitar exhibit (which we wrote about in this April 4, 2018 story). “I’m part of the narration in this segment,” museum owner Bryant Neal told me. “It features the … [Read more...] about Maui’s Story of Hawai`i Museum getting Travel Channel exposure in May
You can see the new "Loyalty, Courage Sacrifice: 442nd Story" exhibit at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center through Friday, Aug. 24. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the formation of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, one of the most highly decorated units in the U.S. military during World War II. See rotating displays and memorabilia from Maui’s Nisei veterans. Free. … [Read more...] about Loyalty, Courage, Sacrifice: 442nd Story Exhibit at Nisei Veterans Memorial Center