123 years ago in 1893, US marines at the behest of US sugar companies, violently ousted the Hawaiian government & installed white supremacist colonial rule causing a diaspora of hundreds of thousands of Hawaiians. Many live in poverty & squalor in California & elsewhere in the US. In 1959, Hawaii was made a US state.
Iz Kamakawiwo’ole was a traditional Hawaiian singer & Hawaiian sovereignty activist who represented the traditional culture & aspirations of Hawaiians. A national liberation movement still exists & this is posted in solidarity with them. At some point, Hawaii will have to be returned to Hawaiian control.
Iz died in 1997. The final moments of this video are Hawaiians scattering his ashes in the sea.