By Noelani Goodyear-Ka′opua (ed.), Ikaika Hussey (ed.), Erin Kahunawaika′ala Wright (ed.)

ISBN-10: 0822356953

ISBN-13: 9780822356950

A state Rising chronicles the political struggles and grassroots projects jointly referred to as the Hawaiian sovereignty flow. students, group organizers, reporters, and filmmakers give a contribution essays that discover local Hawaiian resistance and resurgence from the Seventies to the early 2010s. images and vignettes approximately specific activists additional convey Hawaiian social activities to existence. The tales and analyses of efforts to guard land and usual assets, withstand neighborhood dispossession, and enhance claims for sovereignty and self-determination display the various goals and methods, in addition to the inevitable tensions, of the broad-tent sovereignty move. the gathering explores the Hawaiian political ethic of ea, which either comprises and exceeds dominant notions of state-based sovereignty. A country Rising increases matters that resonate some distance past the Hawaiian archipelago, matters corresponding to Indigenous cultural revitalization, environmental justice, and demilitarization.

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But we hope this additional effort reminds readers that the Hawaiian struggle cannot be easily known and understood through reading alone. Throughout this text, we use the kahakō (macron) and the ‘okina (glottal stop) when using the Hawaiian language, except when quoting text that was originally printed without these markings. Additionally, in a few instances, the authors or photographers have specifically preferred not to use these markings so as to allow for a more open reading of the possible meanings denoted by a word.

S. S. Public Law 103-150 did not, however, return any lands or powers of government to the Hawaiian people. In the years following 1993, advances were made in shifting the terms of popular debate in Hawaiʻi, in peeling back decades of misinformation, and in winning some localized struggles. By the time Noenoe K. 34 Silva’s reflective memoir in this volume (chapter 14) recounts the journey of the 1897 anti­ annexation petitions back home to Hawai‘i from Washington, DC. Nicknamed the “Kūʻē petitions,” the stacks of paper moved many Kānaka toward the independence side of the sovereignty movement spectrum, as individuals came forward to look at and touch the signatures of their ancestors who expressed their absolute opposition to Hawaiʻi’s incorporation into the United States.

Alfred, Peace, Power, Righteousness, xvii. 5. For further reading in Hawaiian and Indigenous studies on the relationships between place, power, and Indigenous conceptions of sovereignty, see Basso, Wisdom Sits in Places; Deloria, The World We Used to Live In; Barker, Sovereignty Matters; Andrade, Hāʻena; Beamer and Duarte, “I Palapala No Ia Aina”; Basham, “Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi”; Kikiloi, “Rebirth of an Archipelago”; Bacchilega, Legendary Hawai’i and the Politics of Place; Moreton-­Robinson, “I Still Call Australia Home”; Moreton-­Robinson, Sovereign Subjects; Somerville, Once Were Pacific.

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