Dr. Haunani-Kay Trask receives national recognition for scholarship for the public good

University of Hawaii News recently published an article talking about how Dr. Haunani-Kay Trask was presented an award by the American Studies Association for her scholastic work for the public good. Dr. Trask is a hugely important figure not only for Hawaiians, but for other indigenous peoples around the world, such as Okinawans and Native Americans.

Here’s the link to the article:

Haunani-Kay Trask receives national recognition for scholarship for the public good

Marlon Brando’s 1973 speech regarding Native Americans

In 1973 Marlon Brando turned down an Oscar for his role in the Godfather due to the poor treatment of Native Americans in the film industry, and in American society in general. He asked Sacheen Littlefeather to read a speech at the Oscar’s for him, but she was not allowed to, and was booed, heckled, and even threatened with physical violence by John Wayne. For the first time in 45 years, Littlefeather reads her speech:

A quick musing about millennials

Millennials love justice, dislike wasteful bureaucracy, and won’t do things simply because “that’s how it’s always been done.” Millennials grew up with much more technology than previous generations did, including Generation X, and we can and will use it to our advantage, even if it means breaking away from the traditions of older generations.

Petition to President Trump asking him to STOP the Landfill work in Okinawa

henoko blue fish

 

In 5 days the U.S. and Japanese governments are set to begin the irreversible part of the landfill work at Henoko / Oura Bay, Okinawa, that will destroy a natural coral reef filled with rare and endangered species. The reef is a crucial part of the ecosystem.

The situation is dire and urgent. So I have created a petition at the White House’s official website, asking President Trump to halt the construction until a referendum on the subject can be held. Please sign and share the petition! We have less than 5 days to get 100,000 signatures.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/stop-landfill-henoko-oura-bay-until-referendum-can-be-held-okinawa