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Asian Settler ColonialismFrom Local Governance to the Habits of Everyday Life in Hawaii$
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Candace Fujikane and Jonathan Y. Okamura

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780824830151

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824830151.001.0001

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‘Īlio‘ulaokalani

‘Īlio‘ulaokalani

Defending Native Hawaiian Culture

Chapter:
(p.76) ‘Īlio‘ulaokalani
Source:
Asian Settler Colonialism
Author(s):

Momiala Kamahele

Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824830151.003.0005

This chapter defines Hawaiian culture as a “contested culture under colonial domination.” It describes the formation of ‘Īlio‘ulaokalani, a coalition of Hawaiian hula practitioners who joined forces in 1997 to oppose efforts by Asian and white settler legislators like Randy Iwase and Ed Case to revoke Hawaiian statutory and constitutional rights to access and gather resources of the land. Although the coalition successfully opposed Senate Bill 8, the chapter concludes that “no matter how hard we work, if we don't have our own nation, if we don't achieve sovereignty, then we will never, never have clearly defined lands or clearly defined rights to practice our culture.”

Keywords:   Hawaiian culture, Native Hawaiian culture, ‘Īlio‘ulaokalani, Hawaiian hula practitioners, Hawaiian statutory rights, Hawaiian constitutional rights, Senate Bill 8

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