Maoli Thursday – scholarship for further exploration

Maoli Thursday is Ka Huli Ao’s popular lunchtime forum and speaker series. It features engaging speakers on issues impacting Native Hawaiians, other Indigenous Peoples, and the community at large. 

To foster ongoing exploration, dialogue, and engagement, we will post in this space articles and essays related to Maoli Thursday topics and/or written by our Maoli Thursday panelists.

February 2021 – Land, Race, and Restorative Justice:  100 Years of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act 

Shaunda A.K. Liu, Native Hawaiian Homestead Water Rights: Providing Good Living Conditions for Native Hawaiian Homesteaders, 25 U. Haw. L. Rev. 85 (2002).

Eric K. Yamamoto et al., Courts and the Cultural Performance: Native Hawaiians’ Uncertain Federal and State Law Rights to Sue, 16 U. Haw. L. Rev. 1 (1994).

November 2020 – Restorative Justice for Native Peoples: Stories from the Pacific and the U.S. Continent:

D. Kapuaʻala Sproat, Wai Through Kānāwai: Water for Hawaiʻi’s Streams and Justice for Hawaiian Communities, 95 Marq. L. Rev. 127 (2011).  

Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Restorative Justice: What Is It and Does It Work?, 3 Ann. Rev. L. & Soc. Sci. 161 (2007).  

Susan K. Serrano, Eric K. Yamamoto, Melody Kapilialoha MacKenzie & David M. Forman, Restorative Justice for Hawai‘i’s First People: Selected Amicus Curiae Briefs in Doe v. Kamehameha Schools, 14 Asian Am. L.J. 217–22 (2007)

Julian Aguon, Other Arms: The Power of a Dual Rights Legal Strategy for the Chamoru People of Guam Using the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in U.S. Courts, 31 U. Haw. L. Rev. 113 (2008).

Robert Yazzie, Life Comes from It: Navajo Justice Concepts, 24 N.M. L. Rev. 175 (1994)

October 2020 – The Collective Memory of Injustice: History, Law, and Native Hawaiian Rights’ Claims:

Kamanamaikalani Beamer & N. Wahine‘aipohaku Tong, The Māhele Did What?, 10 Hūlili: Multidisciplinary Research on Hawaiian Well-Being 125 (2016).

Troy J.H. Andrade, (Re)righting History: Deconstructing the Court’s Narrative of Hawai‘i’s Past, 39 U. Haw. L. Rev. 631 (2017).

Sharon K. Hom & Eric K. Yamamoto, Collective Memory, History, and Social Justice, 47 UCLA L. Rev. 1747 (2000).

Susan K. Serrano, Collective Memory and the Persistence of Injustice: From Hawai‘i’s Plantations to Congress — Puerto Ricans’ Claims to Membership in the Polity, 20 S. Cal. Rev. L & Soc. Just. 353 (2011).

Melody Kapilialoha MacKenzie & D. Kapua‘ala Sproat, A Collective Memory of Injustice: Reclaiming Hawai‘is Crown Lands Trust in Response to Judge James S. Burns, 39 U. Haw. L. Rev. 481 (2017)

Lu‘ukia Nakanelua, Nā Mo‘o O Ko‘olau: The Water Guardians of Koolau Weaving and Wielding Collective Memory in the War for East Maui Water, 41 U. Haw. L. Rev. 189 (2018).

Eric K. Yamamoto & Chris Iijima, The Colonizers Story: The Supreme Court Violates Native Hawaiian Sovereignty–Again, Colorlines Magazine, Aug. 20, 2000.

September 2020 – Race, Rights, and Resistance: A Law School Conversation:

Charles R. Lawrence, III, The Fire This Time: Black Lives Matter, Abolitionist Pedagogy and the Law, 65 J. Legal Educ. 381 (2015).

Camille A. Nelson, Frontlines: Policing at the Nexus of Race and Mental Health, 43 Fordham Urb. L.J. 615 (2016).