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Ruth Aloua on defending indigenous rights in Mauna Kea, Hawaii

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Published on Aug 27, 2019

Ruth was the keynote speaker at the 2019 Veterans For Peace convention.

Ruth Aloua is a Kanaka Maoli from the Kona District. Her grandmother's lineage binds her to the island Hawai’i and her grandfathers to Maui. She is a mahi’ai (farmer) and a kia’i loko (fishpond guardian) whose work extends to the peaks of Mauna a Wākea to the plains of Pōhakuloa into the deepest depths of the ocean to the realm of Kanaloa. She is an advocate for peace and justice fostering nonviolent interaction between people, land, water, ocean and air.

Filmed by Chris Smiley

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