Resources on Hawai’i


Resistance in Paradise: Rethinking 100 Years of U.S. Involvement in the Caribbean and the Pacific, Asia Pacific Program of the American Friends Service Committee, c/o AFSC Literature Resource Department, 1501 Cherry St.,
Philadelphia, PA 19102. 215-241-7059. e-mail: Cost: $12.00. Source materials, historical essays, lessons plans, and various perspectives surrounding the U.S. annexation of Pacific and Caribbean lands seized in 1898. Especially geared toward educators and activists.


He Alo A He Alo: Hawaiian Voices on Sovereignty – Face to Face, American Friends Service Committee, Hawai’i area office (1993). AFSC-Hawai’i, 2426 O’ahu Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96822. A collection of interviews, poetry, essays, and artwork reflecting the diverse views of Native Hawaiians and the sovereignty movement in Hawai’i.

Malama: Hawaiian Land and Water, edited by Dana Naone Hall, Honolulu: Bamboo Ridge Press, 1985. A collection of poetry, prose, photographs, visual art, and historical documents portraying a wide cross-section of Native Hawaiian experience in Hawai’i.

“Hawai’i: Stirrings in the Colony,” by José Luis Morín, (1997, Nov./Dec.) NACLA Report on the Americas. Vol. XXXI, No. 3. 10-14 (1997). NACLA, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 454, New York, NY 10115. 212-870-3146, e-mail: Internet: A concise and updated look at the sovereignty movement in Hawai’i, including an analysis of the controversial sovereignty plebiscite sponsored by the State of Hawai’i in 1997. Also contains a good, brief history of Hawai’i.

From A Native Daughter: Colonialism & Sovereignty in Hawai’i, by Haunani-Kay Trask, Monroe, ME: Common Courage Press (1993). An insightful collection of essays and speeches from one of Hawai’i’s most fiery sovereignty activists and Native Hawaiian academics.

Light in the Crevice Never Seen, by Haunani-Kay Trask. Corvallis, OR: Calyx Books (1994). Considered the first book of poetry by an indigenous Hawaiian to be published in North America, this collection of original poetry by the renowned Hawaiian scholar and activist deals with her love for the land and outrage from its dispossession and destruction.


Na Maka O Ka Aina – P.O. Box 29, Na’alehu, HI 96772-0029. 808-929-9659, e-mail: An outstanding list of videos, including topics such as Environment, Teaching/Learning, Spirit of the Land, History/Independence/Sovereignty, Language, Culture, and Art/Music/Dance.


Rebuilding a Nation. Internet: Outlines several models of Native Hawaiian sovereignty and includes a sovereignty Q&A section.

Hawai’i – Independent and Sovereign Nation-State. Internet: Covers a range of issues on Native Hawaiian sovereignty.