Trisha Kehaulani Watson

Trisha Kehaulani Watson is a Kaimuki resident, small business owner, and bibliophile. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Hawaii and J.D. from the William S. Richardson School of Law. She writes about environmental issues, cultural resource management, and the intersection between culture and politics. Opinions are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect Civil Beat's views. You can follow or contact her on Twitter at @hehawaiiau.
Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Radio Station Layoffs Are A Blow To Hawaiian Music Courtesy: Lina Girl and Billy V/2022

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Radio Station Layoffs Are A Blow To Hawaiian Music

Hawaiian music radio has always been about more than just music. It has been a space for Hawaiians and Hawaiian issues to be amplified.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Conservatives Gain Ground In Eroding Women’s Rights Courtesy: Ku'ualoha Ho'omanawanui/2021

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Conservatives Gain Ground In Eroding Women’s Rights

Conservatives have been steady and strategic in what has proven to be a highly effective attack on women’s rights.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: We Have Failed Too Many Children In Hawaii Hawaii News Now/2021

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: We Have Failed Too Many Children In Hawaii

Isabella Kalua’s body has not been found, but her adoptive parents have been accused of horrific abuse.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Returning Hawaiian Lands To Hawaiian Hands Malama Huleia

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Returning Hawaiian Lands To Hawaiian Hands

A $4 million donation from Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan this week has boosted efforts to restore the Alakoko Fishpond on Kauai.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Live Music Is More Than Entertainment Trisha Kehaulani Watson/Civil Beat/2021

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Live Music Is More Than Entertainment

Modern Hawaiian music has deep roots. Among the most iconic type of this music is the “slack key” guitar.

Na Trisha Kehaulani Watson: E Aho Kākou E Hoʻololi I Kā Kākou ʻAno E Pili Aku Ai Me Ka ʻĀina Courtesy: Kanaka Climbers

Na Trisha Kehaulani Watson: E Aho Kākou E Hoʻololi I Kā Kākou ʻAno E Pili Aku Ai Me Ka ʻĀina

He loina Hawaiʻi kuʻuna ka mālama mauna ʻana. ʻO ke kāki ʻana i nā malihini kipa kahi alahele e mālama ʻia ai ua mau mauna nei. 

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: We Need To Change The Way We Engage With Nature Courtesy: Kanaka Climbers

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: We Need To Change The Way We Engage With Nature

Caring for the mountains is a deeply rooted Hawaiian tradition. Charging visitors to access them would help to preserve them.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Why Hawaii’s Best Future Is Female Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Why Hawaii’s Best Future Is Female

Women have been on the front lines of Hawaiian marches for decades. Now they are increasingly emerging as community leaders.