Dr. Kekuni Blaisdell (2012), is professor emeritus of Medicine at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s (UHM) John A Burns School of Medicine, consultant in the Department of Native Hawaiian Health (UH), and co-founder of E Ola Mau, an organization of Hawaiian health professionals. Joining the Hawaiian sovereignty movement in the 1980s, Blaisdell became one of the founders of Ka Pakaukau (a pro-independence organization) and was the convenor of the Ka Ho’okolokolonui Kanaka Maoli: 1993 The Peoples’ International Tribunal Hawaii (often referred to as the Kanaka Maoli Tribunal).

Journey to Justice : A Conversation with Dr. Kekuni Blaisdell (Part 1 of 2)
In part 1, Dr. Blaisdell reflects on his life, his research on the health conditions of Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian), and his advocacy for an independent Hawaiian nation.


Running Time: approx. 28 min.

Journey to Justice : A Conversation with Dr. Kekuni Blaisdell (Part 2 of 2)
In Part 2, Dr. Kekuni Blaisdell discusses the events that led up to the Ka Ho’okolokolonui Kanaka Maoli: 1993 The Peoples’ International Tribunal Hawai’i (often referred to as the Kanaka Maoli Tribunal) and reflects upon the political movement to restore the Hawaiian nation.


Running Time: approx. 28 min.

Tribunal Ka Ho‘okolokolonui Kanaka Maoli
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USA On Trial: The International Tribunal on Indigenous Peoples and Oppressed Nations in the United States
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Kanaka Maoli Healing Practices
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