Tagged with Diasporic Hawaiians

What?! More NHPIs in CA than HI?!

this post also appears at The Wrong Half Well, its official.  According to data released by UCLA’s AASC, there are more NHPI’s in California (284,000)  than in Hawaii (280,000).  Washington state comes in a far third with 58,000 NHPIs.  In Hawaii, NHPIs comprised 22% of the population. what the what! i dunno if this is good or … Continue reading


Why, hello abandoned Lessa Librarian’s Thesis Weblog!  How am I to reformat this blog?  My career, my education, and my personal life cross on so many paths, its difficult for me to have just one blog out of fear that one blog will offend someone or not be truely representational of what i want to … Continue reading

Panel and Oral Preservation regarding Hawai’i’s 50th Anniversary as a state

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 17, 2009 Contact: Arnie Saiki– Project Director, Statehood Hawaii Phone: (323) 309-9686, (808) 218-4367 E-mail: arnie@statehoodhawaii.org KUPUNA ROUND TABLE ON HAWAI’I STATEHOOD: PERSPECTIVE FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA KANAKA MAOLI Los Angeles, CA-Statehood Hawaii in partnership with Kaleponi Advocates for Hawaiian Affairs (KA HA) and Visual Communications (VC) are sponsoring a … Continue reading

Reading of the Day

This is mostly because I feel bad for not posting for nearly a week… makes me look like i’ve been lazy! Barman, Jean. 1995. New land, new lives: Hawaiian settlement in British Columbia. The Hawaiian Journal of History 29: 1-32. Annotation: This article provides a description of the lives of Native Hawaiians in British Columbia … Continue reading

American Aloha

So last night I watched the PBS special, American Aloha, which focuses on Hula in California following three halaus: Sissy Kaio’s Hula Halau ‘o Lilinoe in Carson, Mark Hoʻomalu‘s Na Mele Hula ‘Ohana (which was disbanded in 2002.  In 2003, he opened the Halau, Acadamy of the Hawaiian Arts) in Oakland, and Patrick Makuakane’s Nå … Continue reading

Reading of the Day…

Kauanui, J. Kēhaulani. 1998. Off-Island Hawaiians “Making” ourselves at “Home”: A [gendered] contradiction in terms?. Women’s Studies International Forum 21(6): 681-693. Annotation: The article centers around the issue of Hawaiian sovereignty but discusses it in terms of gender and the diasporic Hawaiian community.  In terms of gender issues, the author claims that women play a … Continue reading