by Doulton-Lee Ho
On December 7, 1941, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor signaled a cascade of stories that Native Hawaiian people have never forgotten. Despite the many horrors regarding this time, there were many acts of violence that are lesser known and that continued after the official end of WWII. Some people may not be aware that attacks against the islands of Hawaiʻi did not end with the war, and most definitely do not know that these attacks were from our own neighbors, the country towards which we were supposed to show gratitude for being considered a U.S. territory. As a Native Hawaiian, I am here to tell one of these stories with the intention of encouraging the Rights of Nature movement to include more indigenous voices and experiences in its genealogy.