Feminism and Indigenous Hawaiian Nationalism

  title={Feminism and Indigenous Hawaiian Nationalism},
  author={H. K. Trask},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={906 - 916}
  • H. Trask
  • Published 1 July 1996
  • Political Science
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
L O H A MAI. Aloha kakou. In Pacific Island cultures, genealogy is paramount. Therefore, I greet you with my family origins. I am descended of the Pi'ilani line of Maui and the Kahakumakaliua line of Kaua'i. I am Native Hawaiian, indigenous to Hawai'i.1 My people were born of Papahanaumoku-Earth Mother-and Wakea-Sky Father-who created our bountiful Hawaiian islands. From these islands came the taro, and from the taro, our chiefs and common people. The lesson of our origins is simple. The land… 
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