Remembering fearless Hawaiian activist Haunani-Kay Trask
The Pacific and the world are mourning the loss of Hawaiian scholar and activist Haunani-Kay Trask, who died at the weekend aged 71.
In 1991 Tagata Pasifika had the privilege of interviewing Professor Trask for the documentary The Hawaiians. Trask, a fearless advocate for the Kānaka Maoli, spoke passionately about Native Hawaiian rights and indigenous sovereignty.
“As far as I’m concerned, I’m a patriot of the Hawaiian nation. The Hawaiian nation burns in our hearts. It’s still alive. It’s right here on my land.”
Our alofa to Haunani-Kay Trask’s family, friends and the Hawaiian community.
Dr Haunani-Kay Trask 03 October 1949 – 03 July 2021