United we stand. Come to Pohukaina, Oʻahu, to learn what it means to be part of the lāhui.

Unit lesson


Video Questions

1) What does the word lāhui mean?

2) To be part of the Lāhui Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian citizenry), did you have to be Native Hawaiian?

3) If your mother was born in China and you were born in Hawaiʻi, do you both have the same nationality?

4) What is the difference between nationality and ethnicity?

5) The Lāhui Hawaiʻi includes everybody who was born in Hawaiʻi. The Lāhui ʻŌiwi includes only those with Native Hawaiian ethnicity. Is this distinction important? Why or why not?

6) Take a poll to find out how many nationalities you have in your classroom. Then take a poll to see how many ethnicities there are. Do you think the results would be similar at your cousin’s school?


Video Vocabulary

1) lāhui
a group of people, a nation, a race, an ethnic group

2) lāhui Hawaiʻi
Hawaiian National, Hawaiian subject

3) lāhui ʻōiwi
indigenous group of people, ethnically Hawaiian

4) ethnic group
a group of people of a common culture, ancestry, language, beliefs, and country of origin

5) nationality
having citizenship in a particular nation

6) subject

7) naturalization
to become a citizen of a nation that you were born in

8) abroad
overseas, in a foreign country

9) dual citizen
someone who has citizenship in two nations at the same time

10) aboriginal
belonging to the original group of people of a certain place

11) allegiance
loyalty, commitment

12) patriot
a person that loves, supports, and defends his or her nation

13) aloha ʻāina
patriotism, to be a patriot

14) Chamorro
the indigenous people of the Mariana Islands and Guam


Guiding Questions