The live updates from Mauna Kea have been trickling in all day and I brace myself for the images I might see every time I hit refresh. This latest dispatch, though, as I write on Tuesday afternoon, is peaceful. Hawai‘i Public Radio reporter Ryan Finnerty has tweeted that a checkpoint established by activists (also known as protectors or kia‘i of Mauna Kea) to halt construction … [Read more...] about State Arrests Activists on Mauna Kea: Gov. Ige hopes for “the co-existence of culture and science” but others see the dispute as symbolic of the struggle against colonization
When foreigners came to Hawai‘i, they found practices and beliefs that disagreed with their world view. The dissonance created by the Westerners’ rigid assumptions and sense of righteousness was a problem, missionaries thought, that could be solved through conversion. So began the process of colonization: the imposition of Western culture on native people, establishment of … [Read more...] about Hawai‘i’s transgender youth experience significant health and social inequity, Department of Health reports
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?