A Nation Rising: Hawaiian Movements for Life, Land, and Sovereignty
Author: Noelani Goodyear-Ka'ōpua
Publisher: Duke: 2014
"No other volume has addressed from so many perspectives the struggles involved in the Hawaiian sovereignty movement of the past four decades. Filled with the voices of senior Native Hawaiian scholars and activists, photos by Edward W. Greevy, telling vignettes, and an introduction that clarifies the stakes of the sovereignty movement, A Nation Rising is an invaluable resource."--Vicente M. Diaz author of "Repositioning the Missionary "
"The editors of A Nation Rising have amply accomplished their stated aims and produced a collection that is essential reading for students and scholars of the political and cultural histories of settler colonialism, indigenous studies, and Hawaiian and related history."--Tracey Banivanua Mar"Western Historical Quarterly" (11/01/2015)
"The collection of essays is particularly impressive for its intermingling of information on historical processes, ongoing economic and ownership debates (including controversies associated with biocolonialism), and prospects for future mobilization and legal/policy victories against illegal occupation and misappropriation of the Hawaiian Islands. Quite eye opening, especially for 'mainlanders, ' colonizers, and their descendants. . . . Highly recommended."--B. Tavakolian "Choice "
"This book is a timely contribution for a generation responsive to the needs of earth and will be read widely for the empowering stories it tells."--Eric Rodrigo Meringer"AlterNative" (06/01/2015)
"Despite the dire situations of so many Kanaka Maoli living with the effects of mi I itary occupation, environmental destruction, mass tourism and the commodification of their culture, it is still necessary to have hope. ... This book is part of that process: an 'oha growing and learning for a new day."--Emalani Case "Asia Pacific Viewpoint "
"A Nation Rising is a well-executed contribution to contemporary Hawaiian history and the wider study of indigenous movements. It is also an accessible and essential entry point for academics and nonacademics interested in Native Hawaiian activism or contemporary Hawaiian politics."-- (09/01/2015)
"A Nation Rising is a unique resource for those who know Hawai'i primarily as a tourist destination and, equally, for those who live in the fiftieth state. A diverse collection, the volume introduces issues of activism and protest, self-determination and sovereignty, and sustenance and spirituality that contribute significantly to broader Native studies."-- (01/01/2015)
"For Kanaka Maoli . . . the anthology breathes life into a history long-hidden from us and provides a mirror in which we can see ourselves without the distortion of haole voices of 'US History.' For the rest of the world, the book is perhaps even more important, as it leaves nowhere to hide from the ugly truths of the ongoing illegal occupation of a sovereign nation, and no way to ignore the voices of the ceaseless resistance of a nation always rising."-- (01/01/2015)
About the Author
Noelani Goodyear-Ka'ōpua is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. She is the author of The Seeds We Planted: Portraits of a Native Hawaiian Charter School.
Ikaika Hussey is the Founder and Publisher of the award-winning news magazine the Hawai'i Independent. Ikaika has been a community organizer and advocate for Hawaiian independence for fifteen years.
Erin Kahunawaika'ala Wright is the Director of Native Hawaiian Student Services in the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
Edward W. Greevy is a freelance photographer whose career spans more than forty years.