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May 06th 2013:The Real Native Hawaiian Story We Don’t Know

Hawaii is often referred to as ‘Paradise’. Popular cultural images come to mind of beautiful people, beautiful water, and beautiful land. Everyone speaks a little Hawaiian, right? Aloha. Luau. Much of the economy of Hawaii rests upon the allure of these spectacular images and messages. Hawaii was colonized. The first contact was brutal for this population. Hawaii became a state in 1959. How did the Kingdom of Hawaii suddenly become a state? Is there another Hawaii with a similar story to mainland Native Americans? Was it illegal to speak Hawaiian, do the Hula, and even surf? How are Nativ

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Frank Bailey, Ph.D.

History Professor Frank Bailey, Ph.D. has taught at Chaminade University for 12 year. His specialty is Hawaiian history. Dr. Bailey is passionate about recognizing, preserving, and ensuring that educators, Hawaiians, and mainlanders are aware of the Hawaiian Kingdom of the past and present impacts on Native Hawaiians. Dr. Bailey, a Native Hawaiian with the given name of Kama`ipi`iali`i, lives his work. Frank, with the help of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, launched a traveling Hawaiian History Exhibit that tell the true story of a people once colonized and forbidden to speak their language, the remarkable renaissance, and disparities that linger today. Another important part of his work in
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