Momiala Kamahele (2012), is a Kumu Hula (master hula teacher and practitioner) and an Assistant professor of Hawaiian Studies at Leeward Community College in Hawai‘i. Although academically trained as a western historian, the Hawaiian culture remains the core of her perspective and analyses.
Journey to Justice: A Conversation with Momiala Kamahele and Eiko Kosasa (Part 1 of 2)
In Part 1 of this two-part interview, Kamahele shares with us reflections on her youth (growing up in a Hawaiian family within a colonial context), the dominance of the Hawaiian culture in her life, and how she came to political consciousness.
Running Time: approx. 28 min.
Journey to Justice: A Conversation with Momiala Kamahele and Eiko Kosasa (Part 2 of 2)
In Part 2, Momiala Kamahele discusses hula, organizing against the racist State of Hawaii legislative bill (Senate Bill 8), her perspective on education, and other struggles against U.S. colonialism.
Running time approximately 28 min.