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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 www.nohohewa.com