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Act of War – The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Nation

This hour-long documentary is a provocative look at a historical event of which few Americans are aware. In mid-January, 1893, armed troops from the U.S.S Boston landed at Honolulu in support of a treasonous coup d’état against the constitutional sovereign of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Queen Lili‘uokalani. The event was described by U.S. President Grover Cleveland as an “act of war.”

Act of War – The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Nation TRANSCRIPT

This hour-long documentary is a provocative look at a historical event of which few Americans are aware. In mid-January, 1893, armed troops from the U.S.S. Boston landed at Honolulu in support of a treasonous coup dʻētat against the constitutional sovereign of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Queen Lili‘uokalani. The event was described by U.S. President Grover Cleveland as an “act of war.”

The Tribunal

Ka Ho‘okolokolonui Kānaka Maoli — Peoples’ International Tribunal Hawai‘i, 1993

In August 1993, Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina spent twelve days capturing on video the proceedings Ka Ho‘okolokolonui Kānaka Maoli — Peoples’ International Tribunal Hawai‘i, 1993, in which the United States and the state of Hawai‘i were put on trial for crimes against the original people of Hawai‘i, the Kānaka Maoli.

The Tribunal TRANSCRIPT

The proceedings of Ka Ho‘okolokolonui Kānaka Maoli — Peoples’ International Tribunal Hawai‘i, 1993, in which the United States and the state of Hawai‘i were put on trial for crimes against the original people of Hawai‘i, the Kānaka Maoli.
 
A panel of international judges traveled to five islands to hear the charges, which included genocide, ethnocide, the taking of our sovereign government and the destruction of our environment.

Kaho‘olawe Aloha ‘Āina TRANSCRIPT & GLOSSARY

Kaho‘olawe Aloha ‘Åina focuses on the cultural, political and military significance of the “target island” of Kaho‘olawe in the Hawaiian archipelago. The program traces the history of the island, from ancient times through the years of ranching, U.S. military bombardment and the modern-day struggle to stop the bombing and reclaim the island.

Aloha Quest – Part One

Selected segments from a historic 6-hour educational television presentation on Hawaiian sovereignty, broadcast on KFVE, Dec. 19, 1999 and streamed to the world over the Internet. Co-produced by Aloha First and Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina, Aloha Quest was hosted by Ed Kaahea, Iaukea Bright and Kaiulani Edens.

Aloha Quest – Part One TRANSCRIPT

Selected segments from a historic six-hour educational television presentation on Hawaiian sovereignty, broadcast on KFVE, Dec. 19, 1999 and streamed to the world over the Internet. Co-produced by Aloha First and Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina.
 
Historical segments present the legal basis for the existence of the Hawaiian Kingdom and the history of popular opposition to U.S. annexation in 1897-98.

Aloha Quest – Part Two

Selected segments from a historic 6-hour educational television presentation on Hawaiian sovereignty, broadcast on KFVE, Dec. 19, 1999 and streamed to the world over the Internet. Co-produced by Aloha First and Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina, Aloha Quest was hosted by Ed Kaahea, Iaukea Bright and Kaiulani Edens.

Faces of the Nation

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.

Faces of the Nation TRANSCRIPT

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 May Experience

When community members take over Wai‘anae school classrooms for a day, students learn lessons about their environment, culture, and history.

We Are Who We Were

From Resistance to Affirmation

On August 12, 1898, during ceremonies at ‘Iolani Palace, two figures stood on a platform before an international gathering. Sanford B. Dole and U.S. Minister Harold Sewall exchanged treaty ratifications annexing the Hawaiian Islands to the United States. Or so it appeared. But was it really a treaty of annexation?  And did Hawai‘i really become a territory of the United States?

We Are Who We Were TRANSCRIPT

From Resistance to Affirmation

The story of the defeat of a treaty of annexation by Queen Lili‘uokalani and loyal subjects of the Hawaiian Kingdom, who sent an anti-annexation petition to Congress in 1897 consisting of over 38,000 signatures representing 95 percent of the native Hawaiian population. The story of “the annexation that never was.”

Kalo Pa‘a o Waiāhole – Hard Taro of Waiāhole

This program explores the issues surrounding the allocation of water that flows in the Waiāhole Ditch on the island of O‘ahu. The title comes from an old saying referring to the stubbornness of the people of Waiāhole valley. This program documents their determination to regain the water that was taken from windward streams in the early 1900’s to irrigate sugar plantations on the drier leeward side.

アクト・オヴ・ウォー ハワイ王国の転覆 (日本語字幕付き)

ハワイ王国の転覆という歴史上の事件を、刺激的な観点から捉えた1時間のドキュメンタリー作品。1893年1月半ば、ハワイ王国を統治するリリウオカラニ女王への反逆クーデターを支持するため、米戦艦ボストンからの武装兵士がホノルルに上陸。この事件は、クリーブランド大統領によって「アクト・オヴ・ウォー」、すなわち「戦争」と呼ばれました。

Hui Na‘auao – A Community Education Project TRANSCRIPT

In 1992, a year before the centennial observance of the 1893 armed invasion of Hawai‘i, a coalition of over forty Hawaiian organizations got together to educate themselves and the public on the historical basis for recognition of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

July 4th at the Palace

Poka Laenui of the Institute for the Advancement of Hawaiian Affairs relates the history of the Bayonet Constitution, the 1893 act of war against the Hawaiian Kingdom, and the formation of the self-proclaimed Republic of Hawai‘i on July 4, 1894.

Hawaiian Kingdom Law

In this five-hour series, David Keanu Sai gives a comprehensive legal history of the Hawaiian Kingdom, including the Declaration of Rights by King Kamehameha III, the formation of a constitutional monarchy, the 1850 Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation with the United States, the 1893 act of war against the Hawaiian Kingdom, the 1898 purported annexation to the U.S. and the internal U.S. legislation that supposedly made Hawai‘i a state of the union.

Kū‘ē Anti-annexation Petitions TRANSCRIPT

Transcript of presentations by Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwoole Osorio and Richard Kekuni Blaisdell covering the history of the 1897 petitions signed by thousands protesting the annexation of Hawai‘i to the United States.