Jonathan Osorio

A Kanaka Maoli’s Objection to the PLDC

UH professor responds to governor's recent remarks attacking critics of the controversial agency.

Hawaiians Are the New Visionaries

Hawaii has become less concerned about social justice, UH Prof says.
Discussion: The Value of Hawaii

Discussion: The Value of Hawaii

Civil Beat is publishing 14 excerpts of essays from “The Value of Hawaii: Knowing the Past, Shaping the Future,” a…
The Value of Hawaii: Hawaiian Issues by Jon Osorio

The Value of Hawaii: Hawaiian Issues by Jon Osorio

UH Professor of Hawaiian Studies writes that while independence from the U.S. may have been considered absurd less than two decades ago, the idea is gaining traction as people become disaffected with global modernity and international consumerism.
A Hawaiian National on Independence Day

A Hawaiian National on Independence Day

Professor Jonathan Osorio: I cannot imagine how any Hawaiian, knowledgeable about history and feeling any sense of kinship with his or her 19th century ancestors, could celebrate the Fourth of July.