If anything, the recent activities on Mauna Kea have affirmed this history.
The dispute over development in Waimanalo represents the clash between competing ideas of community.
Some foreigners thought they were entitled to Hawaiian women, a dynamic that ultimately intertwined with the taking of land.
Traditionally, the lines between Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia never existed.
Instead of sponsoring political division, it should sponsor more programs to help Native Hawaiians become an economic and technological powerhouse.
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