Name: Jung, Seowon
Instructor: Luukia Archer
Nowadays, a lot of islands in unknown places have been modernized and the Western culture has affected back stump places such as Africa, Micronesia for a couple of hundreds years. However, nevertheless, a lot of Africans, islanders have still lived same savage life style until now. Moreover, the satisfaction rate of their life has been decreased more and more than before. Has the western culture system been something wrong? Otherwise, have they refused to accept the western culture? Of course, they were already ready to accept the western culture, but the most important thing for them should be nature and people must have not known this.
Hawaii’s history is as sad as Korea’s it, because, as we know, Hawaii was incorporated into U.S forced. According to Hawaiian Independence, “One meaning of “sovereignty” is control over land and natural resources: the land, the water in the land, the ocean (including a 200 mile Exclusive Economic Zone) and the air we breathe. We know well that the indigenous approach to “managing” these “resources” is fundamentally different from the Western colonial approach, emphasizing balance, reciprocity and sustainability versus domination, exploitation and exhaustion. (2008)” People who had lived in Hawaii were native Hawaiians but, their governors were from U.S that native Hawaiian wouldn’t have wanted them to be in Hawaii in order to govern Hawaiian. The governors from U.S would cut down the trees and build a couple of factories where native Hawaiian had lived in. However, Hawaii is only one dynasty of the U.S and governors should think that they needed to protect Hawaii’s language, nature, and environmental unique culture. Nevertheless, some of native Hawaiian has asserted an independence of Hawaii. I guess that native Hawaiian thinks U.S government has destroyed nature and environment of Hawaii but Hawaii is the most famous and beautiful place in the world, as we know. Hawaii has a major role to play as an international trading port and financial center, and will certainly participate actively in the global economy (Hawaiian Independence, 2008). Hawaii is estimated as the best city of the nature and city are combined well each other in the U.S. According to Hawaii’s island of adventure, “The natural environment is Hawaii Island’s greatest asset for visitors and residents alike (2008)”.
However, native Hawaiians seem to be unsatisfied regarding that Hawaii is the most famous and has a major role in the world. Because, they are worrying about unique environments of Hawaii. Besides that people destroy the nature, Hawaii has continually been affected and shaped by species of plants and animals that are imported (Subashini, 2008). If so, what will the imported animals and plants give effects on environment of Hawaii? Of course, the native animals might lose their own territorial’s from imported. However, the most important thing is that people need more land to build the house, building and store; and they have constructed them regardless of native Hawaiian’s advice and wish.
As I mentioned, Hawaii is the best city that is combined both nature and city well. Hawaii’s nature problems could be the native animals’ problem and even native Hawaiian people, too. However, try as they may, they can’t solve it because, many people who are living in Hawaii want them to see great building, house, and shopping center. Moreover, because of the budget Hawaii state government depends on tourist revenues, and the opinion from native Hawaiian that they want to protect Hawaii’s land could be ignored.
In conclusion, native Hawaiians want to protect the nature, land, and environment of Hawaii; and people want to develop this city, island, and state as a fiftieth in the U.S to get more tourists and make more money. Even if the Malama ‘Aina is an event regarding “Apology resolution”, many native Hawaiians look that they are worrying about their nature, land, and environment more than trouble about land. In this point, the U.S government need to concern about Hawaii’s unique environment, protecting nature, and their land more than before; and, they need to solve the problem about the land that they compensated damage from forced incorporation for native Hawaiians.
Subashini Ganesan, The Silent Invasion. July 17 2008, Maui Weekly,
Hawaiian Independence, Hawaiian Independence and a Sustainable Future, July 28 2008,
Hawaii’s island of adventure, July 28 2008,