Nov 25 2014

Hawaii: The Wrongful Occupation of A Country

Today, we focus on an indigenous community that is rarely considered to be part of the settler colonialist founding of the United States, Hawaii’s indigenous population.

Hawaii was made the 50th of the United States of America in August 1959. The story of statehood is one of overthrow, occupation, cultural erasure, and militarism. Amidst that a vibrant struggle for Hawaiian sovereignty has emerged.

GUEST: Anne Keala Kelly, Native Hawaiian activist, documentary film maker of Noho Hewa: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawaii, who contributed an essay to a new anthology called A Nation Rising: Hawaiian Movements for Life, Land and Sovereignty

Note: The Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation of Palo Alto, CA along with Cal Tech and the UC Systems are behind the funding for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project. Click here for more information.

For information on Kelly’s film, go to

3 responses so far

3 Responses to “Hawaii: The Wrongful Occupation of A Country”

  1. Arthur Salsburyon 26 Nov 2014 at 12:11 am

    I would love to post a clip of Hawaii tonite w/ Sonali tues 11/25

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  3. Listeneron 27 Nov 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Great show! I’ve read about Native Hawaiians in All Our Relations by Winona LaDuke (last chapter), but there’s always plenty more to learn.

    Re: your remarks about humans exploring space and studying stars, I used to be a strong proponent of space exploration, but I’ve come to the same thinking as you, humans should (re)learn to appreciate what we have here on Earth and (re)learn to respect life and fellow human beings here.

    Two songs by Buffy Sainte Marie I like where she comments on space exploration: Moonshot and part of Generation (both on YouTube).

    Thank you.