My latest presentation at the UN:
Indigenous Peoples Decry Militarism in the Pacific | United Nations Human Rights Council 47th session, June – July 2021, Geneva, Switzerland. Featuring Indigenous peoples from the Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa), the Mariana Islands (Guam and CNMI), and the Hawaiian Islands. Sponsored by Incomindios, a non-governmental organization in partnership with the Economic and Security Council of the United Nations. Co-sponsored by the Koani Foundation and the Peace For Okinawa Coalition. Special thanks to Our Common Wealth 670 and the Ryukyu Independence Action Network for their assistance.
Back in 2000, Dr. Haunani-Kay Trask wrote a fascinating article published in Amerasia Journal about Asian settler colonization in Hawaii. In short, Hawaiians have been colonized and oppressed not just by haole (white) Americans, but also by many Asian settlers to Hawaii, the majority of whom have supported and benefited from the U.S. occupation of Hawaii.
In actuality, local Asians in Hawaii should support the Hawaiian Kingdom.
Click the link below to read this fascinating article.
Trask, Haunani-Kay. Settlers of Color and “Immigrant” Hegemony: “Locals” in Hawai’i. Amerasia Journal. 2000;26(2):1.
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Young Okinawan Leaders Support Independence
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