The Rise of Hawaiian Nationality Lecture will be at Na‘aikane O Maui Cultural Center on Thursday, June 21st. As part of the HK West Maui Speaker Series, attendees will have a chance to hear a talk by Dr. Willy Kauai. Dr. Kauai is the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s Director of Native Hawaiian Student Services. 6:00pm. The Na‘aikane O Maui Cultural Center, (562 Front St., … [Read more...] about The Rise of Hawaiian Nationality Lecture at Na‘aikane O Maui Cultural Center
Quite possibly the most moving thing a person new to Hawai‘i can do is fly over to Oahu, head to Iolani Palace, put on those special foot booties the docents give people so their shoes don’t muck up the floors, then visit to the Quilt Room. This, which for obvious reasons is also known as the Imprisonment Room, is where the white men who ruled Hawai‘i in 1895 chose to hold … [Read more...] about Queen Lili`uokalani inspires Indigenous writers, but she can also help Americans
As anyone who’s spent at least five minutes in Hawaii can say, race here is enormously complex. While no single ethnic group makes up a majority of Hawaii’s population, there’s nothing remotely resembling an even distribution of power and wealth in the state. In an attempt to assess the racial and ethnic situation in Hawaii, the state Department of Business, Economic … [Read more...] about New state report details ugly truths about race in Hawaii
By Leslie and Charlie Lyon Archie Aukai Kalepa has been making the waters of Hawaii a safer place for over a decade. Along with Brian Keaulana and Terry Ahue, he developed a rescue technique incorporating jet skis equipped with rescue sleds. He became a local hero when he and his partner, Ken Delima, saved fifteen people and one dog during Hurricane Iniki. This helped to … [Read more...] about From the archives: Interview with Maui Lifeguard Archie Kalepa – May 12, 1998
Eh, postal clerk: Are you okay? Everything going good at work? No unusual stress, at home or the office? I ask because the other day I received a letter–an official tax document–that was actually addressed to some guy in Colorado. Sure, the letter was mailed from an office here in Hawaii, but I’m still trying to figure out how it got to me on Maui instead of, you know, … [Read more...] about Eh Brah: We live in Hawaii, not Colorado!