Candace Fujikane is an associate professor of English at the University of Hawai‘i. Her publications on Asian settlers in Hawai‘i include, most recently, “Foregrounding Native Nationalisms: A Critique of Antinationalist Sentiment in Asian American Studies.” She is expanding on that work in her book, Colonial Imaginings: Asian Settler Mapping of Native Land in Hawai‘i.
Jonathan Y. Okamura is an associate professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Hawai‘i. He is the author of Ethnicity and Inequality in Hawai‘i and Imagining the Filipino American Diaspora: Transnational Relations, Identities and Communities. He has researched and written on ethnicity and ethnic relations in Hawai‘i, the global Filipino diaspora, and minority access to higher education.
Peggy Myo-Young Choy is a choreographer/dancer who supports the demilitarization and independence of Hawai‘i. Her writings include “Dancing outside the American Dream: History and Politics of Asian Dance in America” and “Return the Islands Back to the People: A Legacy of Struggle and Resistance in Ka Pae‘āina.” She is founder and director of The Ki Project, an organization supporting creative thinking and intercultural performance for future generations. Choy teaches in the Dance Program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
ku‘ualoha ho‘omanawanui is a Native Hawaiian poet and artist. She is a founding and chief editor of ‘Ōiwi: A Native Hawaiian Journal, a publication featuring Native Hawaiian writers and artists. She is also an assistant professor of Hawaiian literature in the English department at the University of Hawai‘i specializing in traditional and contemporary Hawaiian folklore, mythology, and literature.
Kyle Kajihiro is the program director for the American Friends Service Committee Hawai‘i Area Program and has been active in peace building, demilitarization, and human rights work in Hawai‘i since 1996. He is a fourth-generation Hawai‘i Japanese.
Momiala Kamahele is a Native Hawaiian nationalist, kumu hula, and chanter. She is an assistant professor of Hawaiian studies and teaches Hawaiian history at Leeward Community College.
Eiko Kosasa, a third-generation Japanese settler, is a lecturer in political science at Leeward Community College. She is completing work on Predatory Politics: U.S. Imperialism, Settler States, and the Legitimacy of Injustice, a book based on her dissertation.
Karen K. Kosasa is an assistant professor in the Department of American Studies and director of the Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program at the University of Hawai‘i. She is currently working on a book titled Sites of Erasure: Art, Museums, and Colonial Visual Culture in Hawai‘i.
Dean Itsuji Saranillio is a doctoral candidate in the Program in American Culture at the University of Michigan. His essay featured in this volume was first published in Positively No Filipinos Allowed: Building Discourse and Communities. His current research examines the conflicting interests and relations among Native Hawaiians, Asian Americans, and powerful industrialists through the movement for and opposition to Hawai‘i statehood.
Healani Sonoda is a Native Hawaiian nationalist advocate for Hawaiian inmates and co-founder of Protect Our Native ‘Ohana (PONO), an organization that raises public awareness about issues involving Native Hawaiian inmates. She is actively involved in numerous community-based Native Hawaiian educational programs. She is also a graduate student at the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawai‘i.
David Stannard is a professor of American studies at the University of Hawai‘i. His numerous articles and books include Before the Horror: The Population of Hawai‘i on the Eve of Western Contact, American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New World, and Honor Killing: Race, Rape, and Clarence Darrow’s Spectacular Last Case.
Haunani-Kay Trask is a Native Hawaiian nationalist and the author of four books, including From a Native Daughter: Colonialism and Sovereignty in Hawai‘i, Eros and Power: The Promise of Feminist Theory, and two books of poetry. She is a professor of Hawaiian studies at the University of Hawai‘i.
Mililani B. Trask is a Native Hawaiian nationalist, civil rights attorney, human rights advocate, and founder of Ka Lāhui Hawai‘i. She served as the first Pacific Expert to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and is recognized globally as an indigenous expert in international human rights law. She has also been a lecturer at the University of Hawai‘i Center for Hawaiian Studies.
Stan Tomita teaches in the Photography Program at the University of Hawai‘i’s Department of Art and Art History.
Ida Yoshinaga is an assistant professor in sociology and women’s studies at Leeward Community College. She writes poetry, plays, and personal essays on Japanese settler history and politics, such as “Pacific (War) Time at Punchbowl: A Nembutsu for Unclaiming Nation,” published in the journal Chain.