From the history of the Mahele and the 1893 act of war against the Hawaiian Kingdom to the modern-day struggles for land rights, this video takes a look at one of the first native initiatives for self-governance, Ka Lāhui Hawai‘i.
The story of a Hawaiian family who made a home at Ka Lae (South Point), a remote and rugged area at the southernmost tip of the island of Hawai‘i.
Located on the western tip of the Hawaiian island of O‘ahu, Mākua has long been a place of refuge for Kānaka Maoli, native Hawaiians.
Located on the western tip of the Hawaiian island of O‘ahu, Mākua has long been a place of refuge for Kānaka Maoli, native Hawaiians. One of the last undeveloped valleys on the island, Mākua has become a home for the houseless, the unemployed, working poor, and those that simply want to live the lifestyle of their ancestors. This documentary was produced to ward off another threatened eviction by the state of Hawai‘i, which finally took place in June of 1996.
In 1985, a group of houseless native Hawaiians took a stand for their right to live at Waimānalo Beach Park, an area set aside as Hawaiian Home Lands.
Kānaka Maoli (native Hawaiians) living at Mākua beach in 1983 take a stand to resist eviction by police and government agents. During the process, they learn the history of how they became dispossessed of their lands and government. The event was one of numerous evictions and land rights actions that took place in the 1970s and 1980s.