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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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A Nation Incarcerated

A Nation Incarcerated

(p.99) A Nation Incarcerated
Asian Settler Colonialism

Healani Sonoda

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter describes the criminalization of Hawaiians and the warehousing of Native Hawaiians into correctional facilities. Asian settler colonial administrators like former directors of public safety Keith Kaneshiro and Ted Sakai, for example, saw during their terms the transferal of hundreds of Hawai‘i prisoners to continental facilities. In effect, Hawaiian prisoners were exiled away from their homeland when Hawaiians as a people are pursuing domestic and international claims for sovereignty and lands. The chapter argues that radical new answers that strive to eliminate the real reasons for and problems behind incarceration will be possible only when Hawaiian land and sovereignty are returned to the Natives.

Keywords:   criminalization, Hawaiians, correction facility, incarceration, Hawaiian prisoners, Hawai‘i prisoners

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