Umi Perkins

What native insight can teach us about responsible development

The criteria for economic decision-making among indigenous peoples often involves holistic considerations that go beyond simply balancing people, planet and profits. Read More »

Education, international law and self-determination

ʻUmi Perkins on framing statewide education and international discussion on occupied Hawaiʻi around a legal context. Read More »

Interview with Marti Townsend, Executive Director of the Hawaiʻi Sierra Club → The Ten Most Pervasive Myths about Hawaiian History → Hauʻoli Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea

ʻUmi Perkins takes us through the history of today's national holiday celebrating the return of sovereignty. Read More »

How Kamehameha unified the islands

Recounting the history of modern Hawaiʻi's founding. Read More »

Reason’s End

How a fundamental shift in our cultural values is leading us down an alarming path. Read More »

A brief history of the Hawaiian homelands program

On Kūhiō's birthday, a look at his greatest legacy Read More »

Building an intellectual culture Hauʻoli Lā Kūʻokoʻa Happy birthday to the Merrie Monarch

Kalakaua would be 176 years old today. Read More »

The overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy Reflections: Lot Kapuāiwa was a pono king
Lota Kapuāiwa, Kamehameha V, reigned as King of Hawaii from November 30, 1863 to December 11, 1872. Image provided by Guava Graphics
Pearl Harbor wasn’t always a place of war
Above: Puʻuloa (Pearl Harbor) in the 1880s. Photo from the Hawaii State Archives Below: The burning wreckage of the U.S. Navy battleship USS Arizona (BB-39) at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Photo by U.S. Navy
Hauoli La Kuokoa Globalizing the islands: The impact of APEC
Artwork by Santi Hitorangi promoting Moana Nui, a conference with the goal of issuing a challenge to Pacific Island nations and communities to look for cooperative ways to strengthen subsistence and to protect cultural properties and natural resources.
Kalo should be protected from global agribusiness