Special two part series: Three Indigenous women speakers from Okinawa, Guam, and Hawai’i recently concluded a speaking tour of the Pacific Northwest to discuss the growing movements against U.S. military bases, and for a demilitarized, nuclear-free, and independent Pacific. This video is from the last stop on the tour. The presentation included talks by-

Kyle Kajihiro, PhD candidate in Geography, University of Hawai’i-Manoa, board member for Hawaiʻi Peace and Justice, founder of DMZ Hawai'i / Aloha 'Aina, formerly working with American Friends Service Committee who gave the historical overview followed by:

Tina Grandinetta, PhD Candidate
RMIT, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
WVWS Delegate, International Women’s Network Against Militarism
Biracial Uchinaanchu Okinawan woman from Hawai’i

Kisha Borja-Quichocho-Calvo, PhD Candidate
University of Hawai’i-Manoa, Political Sciences
Chamoru from Guahan Guam

Ruth Aloua
Mahi'ai (farmer), Malu 'Āina Center for Nonviolent Education and Action
Kia'i loko (fishpond guardian), Kaloko Fishpond
Kanaka Maoli from the Kona District, Hawai’i

In response to the growing list of global crisis there has been another inspiring rise in voices of knowledge from matriarchs across indigenous cultures. As they step forward, we have an opportunity to step up and listen to the voices most impacted to co-create sustainable solutions for a future we all deserve and for our future generations.

We welcome three speakers representing indigenous communities of Okinawa, Guam and Hawai’i who can speak on a lesser discussed topic regarding the militarization of communities and it’s intersectional points with environmental, political, social, racial, health and cultural impact. The growing concerns include radioactive contamination, damage from test bombing, jet crashes, unexploded ordnance, desecration of burials and other Indigenous sacred sites, potential foreign attack, and high social costs such as homelessness and sexual assault.

Thanks to Seattle Veterans for Peace, Zoltan Grossman, Evergreen State College professor of Geography, and the Native American & World Indigenous Peoples Studies for organizing this tour. Also, Woman’s Voices, Woman Speak and the International Women’s Network Against Militarism
Recorded 2/21/19

Program Details
Topics Militarism, Imperialism, Colonialism
Episode S8E9
Broadcast Week Mar 4th 2019
Duration 00:58:00
Audience Rating TV-G
Genre Action
Theme Academic & Education
Language English
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