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I Ulu I Ka 'Aina: Land

Jonathan Osorio


This book tackles the subject of the Kanaka (Hawaiian) connection to the ʻāina (land) through articles, poetry, art, and photography. There is no mistaking the affirmation that Kanaka are inseparable from the ʻāina. This book calls the reader to acknowledge the Kanaka's intimate connection to the islands. The alienation of ʻāina from Kanaka so accelerated and intensified over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that there are few today who consciously recognize the enormous harm that has been done physically, emotionally, and spiritually by that separation. The evidence of harm is everywher ... More

Keywords: Kanaka, ʻāina, dysfunctional families, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, arrest, incarceration, health statistics, mortality statistics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780824839772
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824839772.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Osorio, editor
University of Hawai'i at Manoa