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Author Akaka, Moanikeʻala, 1944-2017, author

Title Nā wāhine koa : Hawaiian women for sovereignty and demilitarization / Moanikeʻala Akaka, Maxine Kahaulelio, Terrilee Kekoʻolani-Raymond, and Loretta Ritte ; edited and with an introduction by Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua
Published Honolulu : Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge ; University of Hawaii Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 156 pages) : illustrations
Series Hawaiʻinuiākea series ; no. 6
Hawaiʻinuiākea monograph ; 6
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- From the Dean -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: Edwina Moanike‘ala Akaka -- Chapter 2: Loretta Ann Kawahineha‘aheo Perreira Ritte -- Chapter 3: Mary Maxine Lani Soares Andrade Kahaulelio -- Chapter 4: Terrilee Nāpua Keko‘olani-Raymond -- About the Authors and Editor -- Hawai‘inuiākea Series
Summary Nā Wāhine Koa: Hawaiian Women for Sovereignty and Demilitarization documents the political lives of four wāhine koa (courageous women): Moanike‘ala Akaka, Maxine Kahaulelio, Terrilee Keko‘olani-Raymond, and Loretta Ritte, who are leaders in Hawaiian movements of aloha ‘āina. They narrate the ways they came into activism and talk about what enabled them to sustain their involvement for more than four decades. All four of these warriors emerged as movement organizers in the 1970s, and each touched the Kaho‘olawe struggle during this period. While their lives and political work took different paths in the ensuing decades—whether holding public office, organizing Hawaiian homesteaders, or building international demilitarization alliances—they all maintained strong commitments to Hawaiian and related broader causes for peace, justice, and environmental health into their golden years. They remain koa aloha ‘āina—brave fighters driven by their love for their land and country. The book opens with an introduction written by Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua, who is herself a wāhine koa, following the path of her predecessors. Her insights into the role of Hawaiian women in the sovereignty movement, paired with her tireless curiosity, footwork, and determination to listen to and internalize their stories, helped produce a book for anyone who wants to learn from the experiences of these fierce Hawaiian women. Combining life writing, photos, news articles, political testimonies, and other movement artifacts, Nā Wāhine Koa offers a vivid picture of women in the late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century Hawaiian struggles. Their stories illustrate diverse roles ‘Ōiwi women played in Hawaiian land struggles, sovereignty initiatives, and international peace and denuclearization movements. The centrality of women in these movements, along with their life stories, provide a portal toward liberated futures
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Akaka, Moanikeʻala, 1944-2017 -- Political activity -- Hawaii
Kahaulelio, Maxine, 1938- -- Political activity -- Hawaii
Kekoʻolani-Raymond, Terrilee -- Political activity -- Hawaii
Ritte, Loretta, 1948- -- Political activity -- Hawaii
Women political activists -- Hawaii -- Biography
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / National.
Form Electronic book
Author Goodyear-Kaʻōpua, Noelani, editor, author of introduction
Kahaulelio, Maxine, 1938- author
Kekoʻolani-Raymond, Terrilee, author
Ritte, Loretta, 1948- author
ISBN 0824878248 paperback ; alkaline paper
0824879899 (electronic bk.)
9780824878245 paperback ; alkaline paper
9780824879891 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Hawaiian women for sovereignty and demilitarization