In Hawaii , the vast majority (70%) of multiracial residents say they are some combination of white, Asian and Native Hawaiian /Pacific Islander.
Because Mauna Loa and Kīlauea are active volcanoes, the island of Hawaii is still growing . Between January 1983 and September 2002, lava flows added 543 acres (220 ha) to the island.
The majority of the film’s cast members are of Polynesian descent: Auliʻi Cravalho ( Moana ) and Nicole Scherzinger (Sina, Moana’s mother) were born in Hawaii and are of Native Hawaiian heritage; Dwayne Johnson (Maui), Oscar Kightley (Fisherman), and Troy Polamalu (Villager No.
Latinos make up almost 10 percent of Hawaii’s population, and it turns out the Aloha State has deep Spanish and Latino roots. The first Spanish immigrant, Francisco de Paula Marín arrived in the late 1700s.
In short, Moana is not an Indigenous story, as New Zealand educator Tina Ngata points out. “Having brown advisers doesn’t make it a brown story. It’s still very much a white person’s story.” In fact, many Pacific Islands remain in some neocolonial relationship with the powers that conquered them.
According to the Hawaii Visitor Statistics Report, which was released by HTA on Wednesday, Hawaii had more than 10.4 million visitors last year , a 5.4% increase from 2018, which saw the arrival of nearly 9.9 million visitors .
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‘Hawaii resident’ or ‘islander’ describes anyone who lives in the state.” People who are native to Hawaii are called Hawaiians. People who live in Hawaii but are not native Hawaiians , even if born in the state, are referred to as Hawaii residents or islanders.
Hawaiian, along with English , is an official language of the State of Hawaii.