Guest Contributor

Trisha Kehaulani Watson

Trisha Kehaulani Watson was born and raised in Manoa Valley on the island of Oahu. She is a graduate of Punahou School. She obtained her M.A. from Washington State University and her J.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii. She specializes in environmental and cultural resource conservation.
There’s Nothing Courageous About Hawaiians Attacking Hawaiians Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

There’s Nothing Courageous About Hawaiians Attacking Hawaiians

The recent attack on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs was entirely unacceptable.

Roll of Thunder: Lifting The Veil On Na‘i Aupuni Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Roll of Thunder: Lifting The Veil On Na‘i Aupuni

Many feel Na‘i Aupuni is nothing but an elaborate attempt to force Hawaiians into making a decision they do not fully understand.
Understanding Hawaiian Innovation and Ingenuity

Understanding Hawaiian Innovation and Ingenuity

We're not anti-science. But innovation cannot cause environmental destruction or degradation.
Here Is How We Save the Hawaiian Monk Seal Courtesy of B.E.A.C.H.

Here Is How We Save the Hawaiian Monk Seal

Seal salvation requires better coordination and more resources; community help and tolerance are key to survival, study finds.
Remote Islands Expansion Is a Critical Step Toward Healthy Pacific Region Enric Sala

Remote Islands Expansion Is a Critical Step Toward Healthy Pacific Region

The president has an opportunity to create a unique cultural and conservation legacy with the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.
A Dream Realized — Progress on Fishpond Restoration Regulations Hui o Kuapā

A Dream Realized — Progress on Fishpond Restoration Regulations

The fishponds are truly unique forms of aquaculture. They were once a vital component of Native Hawaiian communities.
So the Interior Department Wants Input on Hawaiian Nation-Building? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

So the Interior Department Wants Input on Hawaiian Nation-Building?

There is no justification for denying Hawaiians an opportunity to become fully educated on their history so they can make informed decisions.
‘Kumu Hina’: A Story of Triumph for All of Hawaii From the film, Kuma Hina

‘Kumu Hina’: A Story of Triumph for All of Hawaii

To support those we love, we must bear witness to their struggles and triumphs, and understand their perspectives.