The Value of Hawai‘i

Hawaiian Issues


Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwo‘ole Osorio, PhD, is Professor of Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, a historian of the Hawaiian Kingdom, and a practicing musician and composer. He has been an advocate for the restoration of Hawai‘i’s political independence, and writes about the sovereignty movement in Hawai‘i. He and his wife Mary live in Pālolo, and have sent all of their children to public schools and Kamehameha High School.

Read an excerpt of this essay as part of our series on Civil Beat:

An interview with Jon Osorio and Craig Howes on the making of the book and Hawaiian Issues. Originally broadcast on NĀ ʻŌIWI ʻŌLINO 8/11/10

One Response to Hawaiian Issues

  1. Hazel Mearns says:

    Hope the Hawaiian people get their independence back. When I read about Hawaii’s history I was shocked and upset to find out that the Queen was forced to give up her sovereignty. Have always wanted to visit Hawaii, maybe some day soon I will.

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