Special Report

Offshore: Far From Home

Nearly half of all Native Hawaiians now live outside Hawaii. It’s a figure that raises a lot of painful questions about identity, family and culture. This season Offshore is taking a deep dive into the Native Hawaiian diaspora and sharing the stories of Native Hawaiians abroad, past and present.

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What Does It Mean To Be Hawaiian Outside Of Hawaii? Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Chapter 1: What Does It Mean To Be Hawaiian Outside Of Hawaii?

Nearly half of all Native Hawaiians live outside Hawaii. But, as we discover in the new season of Offshore, Hawaiians carry the islands with them to far-flung places.

Tracing California’s ‘Lost Tribe’ Of Hawaiians Jessica Terrell/Civil Beat

Chapter 2: Tracing California’s ‘Lost Tribe’ Of Hawaiians

A group of Native Hawaiians traveled to California 181 years ago. Their descendants are still connected to the islands in surprising ways.

The Surprising History Of Hawaiians In The Civil War Joel Abroad / Creative Commons

Chapter 3: The Surprising History Of Hawaiians In The Civil War

More than 100 Native Hawaiians fought in America’s bloodiest war. Finding out what happened to them is a near-impossible task.

The Forgotten Story Of How Hawaiians Transformed American Music Courtesy: AlyssaBeth Archambault and Family

Chapter 4: The Forgotten Story Of How Hawaiians Transformed American Music

Hawaiian musicians touring across America in the 1900s had an enormous — and often overlooked — impact on the development of blues and country music.

How Las Vegas Became Hawaii’s 9th Island Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Chapter 5: How Las Vegas Became Hawaii’s 9th Island

Hawaiians started moving to Las Vegas in the 1970s, and the community there continues to grow.

Am I Hawaiian Enough? Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Chapter 6: Am I Hawaiian Enough?

Reporter Kuʻu Kauanoe set out to explore the Native Hawaiian diaspora. She discovered unexpected things about her own identity along the way.

Stories Of Pain And Success From The Hawaiian Diaspora Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Chapter 7: Stories Of Pain And Success From The Hawaiian Diaspora

A few months ago we asked Native Hawaiian readers outside of Hawaii to tell us why they left the islands. Here’s what they had to say.