From a Native Daughter: Colonialism and Sovereignty in Hawaii (Revised Edition)

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ISBN-13: 9780824820596
Published: May 1999

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  • About the Book
  • Since its publication in 1993, From a Native Daughter, a provocative, well-reasoned attack against the rampant abuse of Native Hawaiian rights, institutional racism, and gender discrimination, has generated heated debates in Hawai'i and throughout the world. This 1999 revised work includes material that builds on issues and concerns raised in the first edition: Native Hawaiian student organizing at the University of Hawai'i; the master plan of the Native Hawaiian self-governing organization Ka Lahui Hawai'i and its platform on the four political arenas of sovereignty; the 1989 Hawai'i declaration of the Hawai'i ecumenical coalition on tourism; and a typology on racism and imperialism. Brief introductions to each of the previously published essays brings them up to date and situates them in the current Native Hawaiian rights discussion.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Haunani-Kay Trask, Author

      Haunani-Kay Trask, activist, author, and poet, is professor of Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawai'i.
  • Reviews and Endorsements
    • One of the strongest and most influential texts of the sovereignty movement.
      The Nation
    • This book is not for the politically squeamish. It is a blueprint for sovereignty movements that aims at fueling the collective memory of a people.
      Pacific Affairs
    • Like Hawaii’s volcano Kilauea . . . Trask sets off explosions.
      The New York Times
    • Impassioned and provocative. . . . A welcome addition to the growing body of literature on indigenism.
      Publishers Weekly
    • Trask’s analysis . . . provides a moral and political rationale for Hawaiian self-determination and sovereignty.
      The Honolulu Advertiser
    • A masterpiece! . . . This book is so powerful, it will change the way you think about Hawaii, and all lands seized by force, forever.
      Alice Walker, Ms. Magazine interview