First Friday : The Unauthorized News : Ceded Lands and Monoculture Plantations (April 1997)
Discussion of the ceded lands: historical background, the beneficiaries, the revenue owed to OHA, and the lack of an accurate inventory. Update on ʻĪlioʻulaokalani Coalition, Senate Bill 8, and subsequent resolutions from the Senate and the House. Discussion with James Anthony from the Hawaiʻi Lāiekawai Association about the environmental impacts of spraying, burning, and monoculture plantations from sugar to eucalyptus trees and paper pulping at Hamākua and around Hawaiʻi Island. Alternatives such as diversified agriculture and Native forests are also detailed. Viewer questions and comments.
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