That’s the topic for tonight’s episode of PBS Hawaii‘s Insights. Show promo:

Western-imposed values have left some Native Hawaiians feeling a loss of identity. But even those Native Hawaiians who have embraced their heritage struggle with life in today’s contemporary Hawaii. These conflicts can sometimes lead to depression and severe mental health issues. What are the mental health challenges for Native Hawaiians? Our scheduled guests include Kumu Hula Vicky Holt Takamine, co-founder of PA’I, a native Hawaiian culture and arts organization, and filmmaker Christen Marquez.


Photo: Hula Halau Olana at 23rd annual Friends of the Natatorium Memorial Day observance on Sunday, May 29, 2011. (Waikiki Natatorium)

—Chad Blair