Haunani Trask was a Hawaiian activist, educator, and author. She was one of the most influential voices in the Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement, advocating for the rights of Native Hawaiians to self-determination and the restoration of traditional Hawaiian culture. Trask’s life and work are remembered as an inspiration to many and her legacy of advocating for the rights of indigenous people lives on.
Haunani Trask’s Life
Haunani Trask was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1948. She was raised in a traditional Hawaiian culture and was deeply involved in the Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement. Trask studied anthropology and sociology at the University of Hawaii and went on to become a professor at the University of Hawaii’s Center for Hawaiian Studies and at the University of Hawaii’s Law School.
Trask was an outspoken advocate for Hawaiian rights, and her activism often took the form of lectures, articles, and books. Her most famous book, From a Native Daughter, was published in 1993 and was an impassioned defense of Hawaiian sovereignty. Trask was also a prominent environmental activist, and she was a founding member of the Protect Kaho’olawe Ohana, a group that worked to protect the island of Kaho’olawe from military bombing.
Death of Haunani Trask
Haunani Trask passed away on December 17, 2020, at the age of 72. The cause of her death has not been released, but it is believed to have been due to natural causes.
Trask’s death was mourned by many in the Hawaiian community. Her life and work were celebrated as an inspiration to many and her legacy of advocating for the rights of indigenous people lives on.
Haunani Trask was an important figure in Hawaiian culture and politics. Her life and work were an inspiration to many and her legacy of advocating for the rights of indigenous people will live on. Her death is a great loss to the Hawaiian community and her memory will be cherished by all who knew her.