Some call it “Paradise”, but Hawaii isn’t just a tourist getaway. Look beyond the resorts, and you’ll find a history of opposition to US occupation. From sacred sites, to indigenous language, Hawaiians are fighting hard to protect their traditions, and their future. On this edition of Making Contact, we hear excerpts from the 2012 film by Catherine Bauknight, Hawaii: A Voice for Sovereignty, which explores the history of Hawaii – from the beginning of the US occupation up to statehood and the present day.
Kaleikola Ka’eo, professor of Hawaiian Studies at Maui Community College; Guy Aina, fisherman from Hana; Kenneth Ho’opai, Jr, minister in Maui; Richard McCarty, attorney; Ke’eaumoku Kapu, youth cultural instructor; Edward Wendt, taro farmer.
Series Producers: Andrew Stelzer, George Lavender, Nancy Lopez
Host this week: Nancy Lopez
Contributing Producers: Catherine Bauknight
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Web Editor: Irene Florez
Organizational Volunteers: Dan Turner, Barbara Barnett, Bansi Mehta