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Native America Calling: The spirit of Aloha
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

The spirit of Aloha
“Aloha” is a more than a word for Native Hawaiians — and its elevated importance in how people approach their own lives and wellbeing is invoked in one of society’s most controversial debates.

The Hawaii Supreme Court upheld that state’s restrictions on carrying guns in public, in part saying “the spirit of Aloha” informs how the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is interpreted locally. How the legal argument will play out is anyone’s guess.

Join Native America Calling to get guidance on what the true meaning of “Aloha” and how else it informs daily Hawaiian life.

Indianz.Com Audio: Hawaii Supreme Court – Hawaii v. Wilson – No. SCAP-22-0000561

Guests on Native America Calling
Mahu Ka’iama (Hawaiian national), professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, teaching at the Shidler College of Business and the Center for Hawaiian Studies

Keahi Kuroiwa
(Native Hawaiian), host of Equally Sovereign on KKCR radio

Tom “Pōhaku” Stone (Native Hawaiian), Kanalu (cultural education worldwide, spreading aloha)

Hawaii Supreme Court Decision
Hawaii v. Wilson (February 7, 2024)

Aloha. Photo: Laura DePonte

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