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HE WA‘A NO LEGBA – BOUTEY VODOU -2017

JUSTIN ALAPAKI FERNANDEZ HE WA‘A NO LEGBA – BOUTEY VODOU –2017 Glass bottle, burlap canvas, rope string, mirror, cork This piece explores and celebrates similarities between the island cultures of Haiti and Hawai‘i through the idea of traversing the vast ocean. Every journey has its beginnings and endings, and end of these points is a […]



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Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement

My final essay for this class will focus on the Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement. As one of the oldest American Secessionist movements, Hawaii’s history as a part of the United States has been one marked with conflict. The island-state was a sovereign kingdom until 1898 when it became U.S. territory. Since then, many pro-independence organizations have […]



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