Trisha Kehaulani Watson

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Hawaii’s ‘No Make Waves’ Culture Is Fading Ronit Fahl/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Hawaii’s ‘No Make Waves’ Culture Is Fading

Simmering below the surface in what’s sometimes called the “happiest state in America” is a feeling that government no longer listens to the people.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Bracing For The Fiercer Storms To Come Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Bracing For The Fiercer Storms To Come

There are growing concerns about how climate change is impacting Hawaii’s ability to withstand hurricanes and other severe weather.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: A Hawaiian Revolution Emerges Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: A Hawaiian Revolution Emerges

Today we know our language; we know our culture; we know our rights; and we know what is best for these islands.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Seeking Long-Delayed Justice On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Seeking Long-Delayed Justice On Mauna Kea

The TMT protests are not about science or a telescope. It’s about the needs of Native Hawaiians being disregarded for 125 years.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Mango-Picking Manners Stand For Much More Denby Fawcett

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Mango-Picking Manners Stand For Much More

It used to be that people would ask permission to take fruit from trees they had not cared for.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Bikini Atoll Beer Is An Offensive Misappropriation Of Culture Screenshot: Manhattan Project Beer Co.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Bikini Atoll Beer Is An Offensive Misappropriation Of Culture

Sadly, Manhattan Project Beer Co. is only the latest in a string of companies that have wrongly taken cultural identity for their own profit.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: It Took A Crisis To Bring Hawaiians Back Together Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: It Took A Crisis To Bring Hawaiians Back Together

What’s happening at Mauna Kea is a form of nation-building, and its value supersedes whatever the Thirty Meter Telescope could accomplish.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: ‘Kapu Aloha Is Holding Everyone Together’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: ‘Kapu Aloha Is Holding Everyone Together’

Long-held divisions are melting away. Hawaiians are healing, not only as individuals, but as a community.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Mauna Kea Is Our Modern-Day Kahoolawe Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Mauna Kea Is Our Modern-Day Kahoolawe

Today, no one questions the wisdom of the effort to end the use of the island as a bombing range. In the future, we’ll feel the same about the TMT protesters.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Radical Acts of Aloha Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Radical Acts of Aloha

We can’t lose track of the true meaning of this concept even as it’s co-opted by others. To receive aloha, you must first give it.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Time To Force Some Homeless People Into Treatment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Time To Force Some Homeless People Into Treatment

It’s not humane to make the mentally ill and drug addicts suffer on the streets, and it’s not fair to allow their presence to endanger the rest of us.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Disrespecting Cultural Issues On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Disrespecting Cultural Issues On Mauna Kea

The state’s removal of two structures on the mountain ignored traditional and customary rights laws.