Hawaiians in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles is recognized as one of the most culturally diverse cities in the United States. Due to opportunities in the entertainment and aerospace industries, as well as easy access to the city's busy ports, Los Angeles remains an attractive destination for people from around the world. Since the 1960s, Native Hawaiian families have taken part in this migration to Los Angeles, bringing their unique culture as well as heartbreaking stories of loss of their ancestral homeland. Approximately 8,500 Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders currently live within the city of Los Angeles and continue to retain a great pride for their ancestors and the contributions that have made them who they are today.
ISBN: 9780738593203
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 209
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Coauthors Elizabeth “Nani” Nihipali, Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo, Christian Hanz Lozada, Cheryl Villareal Roberts, and Lorelie Santonil Olaes, all South Bay residents, have come together to share the vibrant history and continuing story of Native Hawaiians in Los Angeles. Nihipali's family has been an intrinsic part of various L.A. communities. Roberts's expertise in demographics, marketing, and public service led to interactions with Hawaiian businesses. As a former Carson councilmember, Olaes witnessed the Hawaiian community's participation in politics. Pelayo and Lozada focus their research on mixed-race and Hawaiian studies.
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