A Nation Rising: Hawaiian Movements for Life, Land, and by Noelani Goodyear-Ka′opua (ed.), Ikaika Hussey (ed.), Erin

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

A kingdom Rising chronicles the political struggles and grassroots projects jointly often called the Hawaiian sovereignty flow. students, group organizers, newshounds, and filmmakers give a contribution essays that discover local Hawaiian resistance and resurgence from the Nineteen Seventies to the early 2010s. images and vignettes approximately specific activists additional convey Hawaiian social pursuits to lifestyles. The tales and analyses of efforts to guard land and normal assets, withstand neighborhood dispossession, and develop claims for sovereignty and self-determination display the varied goals and methods, in addition to the inevitable tensions, of the broad-tent sovereignty stream. the gathering explores the Hawaiian political ethic of ea, which either comprises and exceeds dominant notions of state-based sovereignty. A kingdom Rising increases matters that resonate a long way past the Hawaiian archipelago, matters reminiscent of Indigenous cultural revitalization, environmental justice, and demilitarization.

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Thousands remained at the palace bandstand for speeches and music throughout the day. 31 The film debuted that year, and it chronicled the historical events surrounding the 1893 overthrow and 1898 annexation, making the findings of Hawaiian historians and political scholars like Trask, Jonathan Osorio, and Lilikalā Kameʻeleihiwa available to a broad audience. 32 Later in the summer of 1993 Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina documented the ten-day People’s International Tribunal, Ka Hoʻokolokolonui Kānaka Maoli, which traveled to five islands Noelani Goodyear-­K aʻōpua 18 At the January 17, 1993, ʻOnipaʻa events, Haunani-Kay Trask roused the crowd that gathered to remember the 1893 invasion of the Hawaiian Kingdom and to protest its ongoing effects.

30 In January, Kānaka from across the archipelago gathered to honor Queen Liliʻuokalani and the Hawaiian nation in a series of events taking its name from the queen’s motto, “ ‘Onipaʻa,” to remain steadfast. A five-act dramatization over three days reenacted the events of 1893 at or near the actual sites. The ʻOnipaʻa observance culminated with the largest known march in Honolulu’s history. An estimated 20,000 people converged at ‘Iolani Palace, the Hawaiian Kingdom’s seat of government. During a series of speeches on the palace grounds, Professor Haunani-­K ay Trask urged the audience to remember, “We are not American!

4. 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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