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legislative                            Local girl Nicole Scherzinger of
session                                the Pussycat Dolls comes home
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                                                             On stage, Nicole Scherzinger sizzles as the
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                                                                                            ties to their history. As a Hawaiian, I     area. “We had this very impromptu con-

                                                                                            have had trouble with this.”                versation and he said, ‘Well, I am going
                                                                                               D ressed in an elegant turquoise         to tell you what you are doing on the
                                                                                            blouse and slacks, Osorio stepped           evening of May 12, and if you don’t
                                                                                            to the podium in the East Room and          agree we will have to fight about it,’ ”

   poet in the
                                                                                            launched into litany of Hawaiian expe-      said Osorio. With the invitation arose
                                                                                            riences. Her two-minute performance         a new challenge: she had to compose        Board of Trustees
                                                                                            bore all the hallmarks of slam poetry,      her Kumulipo poem, since she had no
                                                                                            a style in which Osorio has distin-         pieces that would clock in under the       Haunani Apoliona, MSW

                                                                                            guished herself. The spoken-word            given limit of two minutes.                Chairperson, Trustee, At-large
                                                                                            art frees poetry from the page and             The Pälolo Valley girl swears she       Tel: 808.594.1886
                                                                                            places poetry’s candor and flights of       got into poetry quite by accident, after   Email:
                                                                                            imagination where many feel it right-       a health problem prevented her from
                                                                                            fully belongs – before a live audience      continuing to pursue her first love:
   Jamaica Osorio performs in the                                                           mixed with musical jams, sometimes          team sports. “That’s when my writing
                                                                                                                                                                                   Walter M. Heen
                                                                                                                                                                                   Vice Chair, Trustee, O‘ahu
   East Room.- Photo: Courtesy of the                                                       with video and dance. Slam goes a           took off. Before that sports to me was     Tel: 808.594.1854
   White House by Samatha Appleton                                                          step further and gives spoken word art-     always a way of releasing my frustra-      Fax: 808.594.0210
                                                                                            ists an arena for competition. An outfit    tion and getting out things I wanted to    Email:
                                                                                            known as Youth Speaks organizes slam        express, but poetry became my new
Jamaica Osorio performs                                                                     fests for teens in more than two dozen      outlet,” she said.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Rowena Akana
                                                                                            U.S. cities. Osorio is a member of the         Though she says she just began to
for Obama poetry bash                                                                       Youth Speaks Hawai‘i team, which            write poetry during her junior year
                                                                                                                                                                                   Trustee, At-large
                                                                                                                                                                                   Tel: 808.594.1860
By Liza Simon                                                                               last summer won first place at the 11th     in high school, Osorio appears to          Fax: 808.594.0209
                                                                                            annual International Youth Poetry           have discovered the power of the pen       Email:
Public Affairs Specialist
                                                                                            Slam Festival held in Washington,           much earlier. As a student at Kaimukï
                                                                                            D.C. Therefore, the White House event       Middle School, her application for         Donald B. Cataluna

        peaking by phone just moments                                                       did not mark her debut in the nation’s      admission to Kamehameha Schools            Trustee, Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau
        after performing at the White                                                       capital, but as Osorio repeated in dis-     was initially rejected. She wrote a        Tel: 808.594.1881
        House, Jamaica Heolimeleika-                                                        belief on the phone, “I was speaking        letter to the school expressing her        Fax: 808.594.0211
lani Osorio was nearly at a loss for                                                        out at the White House!”                    disappointment: “I felt like (Kame-        Email:
words, though this, indeed, is a rare                                                          Barack and Michelle Obama and            hameha Schools) was rejecting people
state for the Native Hawaiian slam                                                          cabinet colleagues hosted the poetry        who were working really hard to per-       Robert K. Lindsey Jr.
poetry champion.                             President Barack Obama and Jamaica Oso-        party as a part of a fulfillment of a       petuate Hawaiian culture and taking        Trustee, Hawai‘i
   Describing how President Obama            rio. - Photo: Courtesy of the White House by   popular campaign promise of inclu-          top-tier kids who could get into other     Tel: 808.594.1855
approached her in the reception line,        Chuck Kennedy                                  siveness, which encompassed a pledge        private schools anyway. So my letter       Fax: 808.594.1883
she recalled: “He said, ‘You’re the                                                         to open the White House to a diverse        said Princess Bernice Pauahi would         Email:
girl from Hawai‘i.’ … And it was so          is a freshman at Stanford University           public. The May 12 poetry party show-       not have intended it this way.”
amazing that I said I was from Pälolo        pursuing a degree in ethnic studies,           cased rising stars of spoken-word art          Subsequently, Osorio was accepted
Valley, (O‘ahu) and he could actu-           said the piece evolved after she real-         alongside their peer jazz musicians and     at the school, where she excelled in
                                                                                                                                                                                   Colette Y. Machado
                                                                                                                                                                                   Trustee, Moloka‘i and Lana‘i
ally nod his head and smile, because         ized that she could not dredge up from         seasoned celebrity artists, writers and     music, winning a scholarship award         Tel: 808.594.1837
he got it,” said the elated 18-year-old,     memory the full Hawaiian names of              performers, including actor James Earl      named for Helen Desha Beamer. As           Fax: 808.594.0212
laughing as she savored the notion           her great-grandparents, and she had            Jones and novelist Michael Chabon.          much as she also loves music, Osorio       Email:
that the nation’s leader was born and        no immediate access to her family’s            Obama is also reportedly a fan of           said poetry has captured her heart.
bred just one green valley away from         genealogy written in a binder back in          poetry and has a particular interest in     This was not only visible in the East      Boyd P. Mossman
her home. “Mostly when I tell people         her Pälolo Valley home. She contacted          the work of Caribbean master poet           Room, it can also be seen in the new       Trustee, Maui
I am from Hawai‘i, they have no idea         her dad, Jonathan Osorio, a Hawaiian           Derek Walcott, according to an online       HBO special Brave New Voices. The          Tel: 808.594.1858
what’s going on here.”                       Studies professor, but he was away             article posted by The Guardian.             nine-part documentary features win-        Fax: 808.594.1864
   In an evening of “Poetry, Music and       from the Islands and also could not               Osorio said the evening celebra-         ning slam teams, including the group       Email:
Spoken Word” hosted by the Obamas            recall – without access to the binder –        tion looked to her like a perfect por-      from Honolulu, of which Osorio is a
at the White House, Osorio delivered an      the information she sought. “He is this        trait of diversity. “I kept thinking this   member.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Oz Stender
emotional poem meant to enlighten the        amazing and distinguished scholar for          is a new kind of White House. There            Catching her breath in the after-       Trustee, At-large
audience about “what’s going on here,”       Hawaiian people, but like all us today,        were people of color in the audience        math of her White House debut,             Tel: 808.594.1877
through a mesmerizing chant-like cadence     he is letting go of things – almost            and on the stage and in the White           Osorio has this to say about the ben-      Fax: 808.594.1853
in both English and ‘ölelo Hawai‘i about     unconsciously, and we don’t know               House staff.” She was also impressed        efits of poetry: “I can tell you it has    Email:
her experiences growing up in a native       why we are doing this,” Osorio noted.          with the friendliness of the celebrities.   changed my life. It made me a better
culture that she is also helping to revive   Osorio also said that her first year at        “Everyone was just so down-to-earth.        student, a better writer and a more
by mastering its language.                   Stanford provided grist for her piece:         It still hasn’t hit me what happened,”      honest person. And through poetry,
                                                                                                                                                                                   John D. Waihe‘e IV
                                                                                                                                                                                   Trustee, At-large
   S he named the piece Kumulipo             “In our Stanford classes, everyone             she said.                                   I’ve made so many friends for life.”      Tel: 808.594.1876
after the Hawaiian creation chant,           is always looking forward, which is               Osorio knew nothing about the                                                       Fax: 808.594.0208
though it was a personalized twist           good, because we want to talk about            White House event until just a few days        Watch Osorio perform Kumulipo           Email:
on the traditional oli about the chal-       what we are doing now, which will affect       before it took place, when she received     at the White House at
lenges of creating a Hawaiian iden-          tomorrow, but few seem to be looking           a call from James Cass, the director of     pages/Jamaica-Osorio/30202932205.
tity in a modern context. Osorio, who        behind as if they just want to cut off the     Youth Speaks for the San Francisco
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 ECONOmIC POlICy                      EDUCATION                           sOCIAl sERVICEs                                                      ENERgy                            hEAlTh                              lAw

                                     KU KAhAKAlAU,
                                                                        JON KEI
                                                                                                                How did the
                                                                                                                LEGISLATURE                   JEff mIKUlINA  CONGRESS RARICK
                                                                                                                                              Executive director, Blue          President, Hawai‘i Public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   DEREK h. KAUANOE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Kupu‘äina Coalition co-
Chief executive officer, Council
for Native Hawaiian Advance-
                                     Representative of Nä Lei
                                     Na‘auao – Native Hawaiian
                                                                        Dean, University of Hawai‘i
                                                                        Myron B. Thompson School
                                                                                                                Legislature                   Planet Foundation, a local
                                                                                                                                              nonprofit working toward
                                                                                                                                                                                Health Association and par-
                                                                                                                                                                                ticipant in the first cohort of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   founder and William S. Rich-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ardson School of Law grad-
ment, a community develop-
ment nonprofit with more than
                                     Charter School Alliance on
                                     the Charter School Review
                                                                        of Social Work
                                                                                                                  do this                     making Hawai‘i a role model
                                                                                                                                              for energy independence.
                                                                                                                                                                                the California/Hawai‘i Public
                                                                                                                                                                                Health Leadership Institute.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   uate, with a specialization in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Native Hawaiian law. (Note:

100 Native Hawaiian organi-          Panel, which authorizes all                   ¯
                                                                                 ‘A ‘OIA | Passage                                                                                                                 His comments do not reflect
zations delivering community,        charter schools in Hawai‘i;                 of SB 21: would                                                         ¯
                                                                                                                                                       ‘A ‘OIA | Passage                    ¯
                                                                                                                                                                                          ‘A ‘OIA | Pas-           the opinion of the coalition
social justice, education and        founder and director of                     ensure continued                                                      of HB 1271: would                  sage of SB 718:          or the law school.)
cultural programs.                   Kanu o ka ‘Äina New Cen-           assistance to needy fami-               Capitol observers                      establish a $1 sur-                became law in Act
                                     tury Public Charter School,        lies, including many Native                                           charge on each barrel of oil      54 requires the Department                   ‘A ‘OIA | Passage
           ‘A ‘OIA | Passage         Waimea, Hawai‘i Island.            Hawaiians, by changing the                 weigh in                   imported into Hawai‘i to be       of Transportation and the                    of SB 1677: protects
           of SB 1268: would                                            administration of the aid                                             used for energy security and      county transportation depart-                “ceded” lands from
           add Hawaiian Home                   ¯
                                             ‘A ‘OIA | Sadly, I         from a block grant to an enti-                                        to end Hawai‘i’s dependency       ments to seek to reason-           being sold by requiring two-
Lands to County Affordable                   do not know of any         tlement program. The block              Compiled by Liza Simon        on imported oil. This measure     ably accommodate access            thirds legislative pre-approval.

Housing Credit programs,                     legislative action, in     grant was subject to deple-                                           wisely taps the source of our     and mobility for all users of      However, SB 1085 better
wherein affordable homes             education or any other field,      tion of funds; the entitlement
                                                                                                                              hile mea-       problem – imported oil – to       public highways, including         reflected the Legislature’s
built on homestead communi-          passed this session, that will     program provides help to all                          sures to        fund clean-energy programs.       pedestrians, bicyclists, transit   policy toward Native Hawai-
ties are eligible to be counted      benefit Native Hawaiians.          families that meet eligibility                        stop the sale   Would create a new funding        users, motorists and people of     ians as described in Senate
toward county credit require-                                           requirements. Given the                 of ceded lands became         source of about $30 million       all abilities. The law will help   Concurrent Resolution 40,
ments of developers. The leg-                          ¯
                                               A U wE | Pas-            recession, this bill ensures            both an emotional flash-      to $40 million annually for       redesign streets to reduce         which passed by virtue of
islation is excellent affordable               sage of HB 200:          that households affected by             point and a unifying          planning and implementing         traffic fatalities and improve     legislative approval. SCR 40
housing policy, that not only                  would balance the        job losses will be able to get          force for Native Hawai-       the state’s clean-energy goals    opportunities for phys-            urged the governor to with-
represents good stewardship                    state budget on the      help. Also, HB 200, the state                                         and, in particular, leveraging    ical activity for all citizens.    draw the “ceded” lands case,
                                                                                                                ians at the 2009 Legis-
by state government for which        backs of Hawaiians and             budget bill, partially restored                                       federal stimulus money for        Native Hawaiian communi-           declared it the public policy of
                                                                                                                lature, hundreds of other                                       ties on the Wai‘anae Coast
it has a trust responsibility, but   other “minorities,” as it cuts     funding that the administra-                                          clean-energy projects, like                                          the state to honor the Hawai‘i
                                                                                                                bills up for consideration    smart grid infrastructure. In     would reap health benefits         Supreme Court decision to ban
also gives energy to afford-         funding for charter schools,       tion had cut for Healthy Start,
                                                                                                                had the potential to affect   addition, about one-third of      if safety and accessibility of     ceded-lands sales pending the
able housing development             health, public welfare and         a critical primary-preven-
and job creation. Another pos-                                          tion program that enhances              the future of the Native      the surcharge would fund a        their main artery, Farrington      resolution of unrelinquished
                                     other public services, OHA,
itive move is the failure of HB      etc. While some lawmakers          parenting skills and bonding            Hawaiian community in         new program to support local      Highway, can be improved to        claims to ceded lands, and
949, which would have autho-         fought valiantly to advance        between parent and child.               arenas such as health,        food production.                  offer a venue for daily exer-      expressed the belief that pur-
rized the state Department           Native Hawaiian interests,                                                 social services, educa-                                         cise such as walking, an easy      suing the case to the U.S.
of Hawaiian Home Lands to            others failed to meet stan-                         ¯
                                                                                 AUwE | Failure                 tion, resource protection                      ¯
                                                                                                                                                      AUwE | The Leg-           form of exercise known to          Supreme Court was detrimen-
issue 99-year leases to non-         dards for education set by the              to restore two                 and economic develop-                 islature unfortunately    reduce rates of disease asso-      tal to Hawai‘i prisoners.
beneficiary organizations and        state Constitution in many                  major training pro-                                                  tabled a policy (SB       ciated with obesity.
developers to develop com-           sections, including section                 grams for mental                                                     1671) that would                                                               ¯
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             AUwE | Near pas-
                                                                                                                   For a look at how these
mercial projects on DHHL             4, article X: “The state shall     health professionals at the                                           have prohibited the construc-                       ¯
                                                                                                                                                                                        A U w E | Pas-                       sage of a bill that
                                                                                                                bills fared this session,
properties. This measure             provide for a Hawaiian edu-        UH School of Social Work.                                             tion of future coal and oil               sage of SB 292:                      would have elimi-
would have conflicted with
                                                                                                                Capitol observers who         power plants in Hawai‘i. The              would reallocate                     nated general funds
                                     cation program consisting of       The Hi‘ilei and Palama proj-
the Hawaiian Homes Com-                                                                                         are well-versed in policy     bill made a critical policy               funds in the Hawai‘i       for OHA, which would have
                                     language, culture and history      ects trained social work stu-
mission Act.                         in the public schools. The         dents for careers in adult, and
                                                                                                                matters offer their take on   statement and would help          Tobacco Settlement spe-            made it impossible for OHA
                                     use of community expertise         child and adolescent mental             measures passed by the        ensure that all new energy        cial fund, reducing from           to provide funding for pro-
AUwE | Failure of SB 640:            shall be encouraged as a suit-     health, respectively. With              Legislature. (As of this      in Hawai‘i will come from         12.5 percent to 6.5 percent        grams that offer essential help
          would have sup-            able and essential means in        recent high-profile cases,              writing, all the bills were   clean, indigenous sources.        the amount of Master Set-          in legal aid and education for
          ported the Hawai‘i         furtherance of the Hawaiian        mental health services are              pending consideration by      Hawaii’s energy sovereignty       tlement Agreement dollars          Native Hawaiian beneficia-
          State Giving Cam-          education program”; and            urgently needed statewide,              Gov. Linda Lingle, except     cannot be achieved if we          used for tobacco prevention        ries. Fortunately, lawmakers
          paign, enabling state      section 3, article IX, “The        particularly in low-income              SB 718, which became          continue to invest in fossil      and control programs. Would        worked it out and instead
workers to donate through            state shall have the power to      Native Hawaiian commu-                                                fuel-burning infrastructure.      threaten to reduce or even         imposed a 20 percent cut.
                                                                                                                law in Act 54.)
payroll deduction to Hawai‘i         provide financial assistance,      nities, which have lost the                                                                             reverse the significant prog-      More generally, lawmak-
                                                                                                                   Ka Wai Ola asked the                                         ress Hawai‘i has made in           ers sometimes hesitate to
nonprofits. This would have          medical assistance and social      safety net of public services
                                                                                                                observers to comment          Affordable homes built on home-
created a fair process for all       services for persons who are       due to funding cuts.                                                  steads would be eligible to be    lowering tobacco-use rates.        act upon or hear Hawaiian-
Hawai‘i nonprofits to partic-        found to be in need
                                                                                                                briefly on two questions:                                           Tobacco-cessation edu-         focused bills in committee
                                                                                                                                              counted toward county
ipate in a state giving pro-         of and are eli-                          Proposals aimed at prevent-       What legislative action                                                  cation is crucial for     because of a false perception
                                                                                                                                              credit require-
gram, similar to the Com-            gible for                                  ing genetic modification of     this session would most                                                    Native Hawai-           that there are inherent con-
                                                                                                                                              ments of devel-
bined Federal Campaign and           such assis-                              Hawaiian taro in the Islands      benefit Native Hawai-                                                        ians, who suffer      flicts of interest between the
                                                                                                                                              opers under
others. The measure’s failure        tance and                                    gained momentum in the        ians? What legislative                                                       disproportion-        state and Native Hawaiians. I
                                                                                                                                              SB 1268,                                        ately high rates     believe this was the case with
leaves state government              services as                                 state Legislature this year.   action would most be          approved by
providing only one O‘ahu-            p r ov i d e d                                                             detrimental to Native                                                        of cancer, dia-       SB 1085, mentioned above.
                                                                                HB 1663 and SB 709 ulti-                                      lawmakers. -
based nonprofit to which             by law.”                                                                                                                                               betes and other        Legislative inaction is just as
                                                                                   mately failed to pass but    Hawaiians? Here is their      Photo: Blaine
state employees may donate                                                                                                                                                                diseases linked to       detrimental as harmful legis-
                                                                          remain alive and could be taken       mana‘o:                       Fergerstrom                              tobacco use.                lative action.
through payroll deductions.
                                                              up next session. - Photo: Blaine Fergerstrom                                                                            ¯ ¯
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                                                                                                          Legislature approves ceded lands bill
                                                                                                          Failed bills                                       final amount of the cap-        Island, Maui, O‘ahu and Kaua‘i.
                                                                                                                                                             ital costs on hand at the          A hot topic, the purpose of
                                          ENVIRONmENT                     CRImINAl JUsTICE
                                                                                                          will have to be                                    beginning of the project;       HB 1663 is to further protect the
                                        RObERT D. hARRIs                 KAT bRADy
mARTI TOwNsEND                          Director, Sierra Club,           Coordinator, Community
                                                                                                          addressed in 2010                                  HB 1666 requires that all       cultural integrity of kalo as part
Program director and staff                                                                                                                                   letterheads, documents,         of the heritage of the Hawaiian

                                        Hawai‘i Chapter, a non-          Alliance on Prisons, a com-
attorney, KAHEA: The                    profit providing protection      munity initiative working to          t has been an honor             By            symbols and emblems of          people and the state; the genetic
Hawaiian-Environmental                  for Hawai‘i’s unique natural     develop effective interven-           and privilege serving          Mele           the state and other polit-      biodiversity and integrity of
Alliance, an organization that          resources.                       tions for Hawai‘i’s incarcer-         this legislative ses-         Carroll         ical subdivisions include       Hawaiian taro varieties in the
seeks to amplify the public’s                                            ated population.                 sion as the Chairwoman of                          both state languages,           state as part of the sacred trust
voice to improve protections                      ¯                                                       both the House Hawaiian                            Hawaiian and English;           between the state and the indig-
                                                ‘A ‘OIA | Passage
for Hawai‘i’s unique natural                                                        ¯
                                                 of SB 266: would                 ‘A ‘OIA | House         Affairs Committee and the                          HB 1665 prohibits the           enous peoples of Hawai‘i; and by
and cultural resources.
                                                address climate                   Concurrent Reso-        Legislative Hawaiian Caucus. I sale of public lands on which                       establishing a ban on developing,
                                        change by setting up a task               lution 27: OHA’s        have advocated for transparency, government-owned Hawaiian                         testing, propagating, releasing,
         ‘A ‘OIA | Near                 force of community stake-        study of the disparate treat-    public notification and an open fishponds are located; and HB                      importing, planting and growing
         passage of HB 1663             holders, including Native        ment of Native Hawaiians in
         and SB 709: would                                                                                process through which my office 901 and SB 995 allow the state                     genetically modified Hawaiian
                                        Hawaiians. Task force would      the criminal justice system.
prevent the genetic modifica-           produce a report on ways to      This is an important issue
                                                                                                          has welcomed many suggestions, to make progress toward meeting                     taro in Hawai‘i. It is unfortu-
tion of taro. Taro farmers and          reduce detrimental impacts       because of the over-repre-       comments and recommenda- part of its constitutional obli-                          nate that HB 1663 didn’t make it
cultural practitioners sup-             of climate change in the         sentation of Hawaiians in our    tions from the general public on                                                   out of conference committee this
ported both bills to protect all        Hawaiian environment,            prisons. We need Hawai‘i         the many issues related to Native                                                  session, therefore we will have to
varieties of taro from genetic          including sea rise, coral        data to make the case for sys-   Hawaiians.                                                                         address this issue again in 2010
modification because they               damage, shoreline erosion,       tems change. For reports on         The top priority and most sig-                                                  session.
are concerned that changing             increased frequency of hurri-    racism in the criminal jus-      nificant issue that we faced this                                                     I want to thank everyone who
the genetic structure of taro           canes, and loss of habitat for   tice system, visit pewcente      session related to Native Hawai-                                                   submitted letters of support and
not only jeopardizes its nat-           native species of plants and
ural allergy-free qualities, but                                                                          ians was the sale and transfer of                                                  made telephone calls voicing
                                        animals. Preventing these
also compromises the cultur-                                                                              state public lands or ceded lands.                                                 support for the HB 900 House
                                        impacts is intricately linked                     ¯
                                                                                  AUwE | Failure of
alwzand religious signifi-              to preserving land and nat-
                                                                                                          I continue to support a full mora-                                                 draft amendment that appropri-
                                                                                  SB 540: would have
cance of the plant to many              ural resources that form an                                       torium of public state land sales                                                  ated $2.4 million for the Office
                                                                                  instituted the second
Hawaiians. The bill’s near              important part of Native                  phase of the Resi-
                                                                                                          and transfers and believe that we                                                  of Hawaiian Affairs’ operating
passage provides momentum               Hawaiian culture.                dential Drug Abuse Program       need to protect the corpus or trust                                                budget, which follows the 20
for passage next session.                                                                                 until Native Hawaiians relin-                                                      percent cuts faced by other state
                                                                         (RDAP) in Hawai‘i facilities,
                                                 AUwE | Passage          helping individuals learn        quish their claims and reconcile. A U.S. Supreme Court case on the state’s right   agencies.
          AUwE | Passage                                                                                  Senate bill 1677 passed and went to sell the lands before claims are settled was      A fter careful consideration
                                                 of SB 1008: would       about addiction and the trig-
          of HB 1174: would                      adopt the minimum       gers for relapse. The RDAP       to the governor for her consider- forefront on the minds of Native Hawaiians.      and debate during conference
          give management                        pollution stan-         Reintegration Program helps      ation. This legislation calls for a Lawmakers addressed the issue by passing a     committee meetings on HB 900,
authority for the conservation          dards permitted under the        individuals practice needed      two-thirds majority vote approval bill that would require two-thirds approval by   an agreement was reached and
district on the sacred summit
of Mauna Kea to the Univer-
                                        Clean Water Act. These fed-      skills, thus reducing recidi-    process of both houses by a con- the House and Senate before the sale of most      we passed an OHA budget bill
                                        eral water-quality standards     vism. The measure is needed
                                                                                                          current resolution.                    state land. - Photo: Blaine Fergerstrom     that provides OHA with critical
sity of Hawai‘i. The universi-          lower the level of protection    to help Hawaiians affected
ty’s purpose on the summit is           provided by more stringent       by addiction develop the
                                                                                                             SB 1677 also requires that a                                                    resources to continue their work
astronomy and telescope con-            Hawai‘i state law for our        skills to support themselves     copy of the concurrent resolu- gation to Native Hawaiians by                       in making lives better for Hawai-
struction, not conservation.            streams, beaches and coastal     and their ‘ohana.                tion requesting a sale, transfer or addressing the additional amount               ians, and in doing so, better for
It cannot adequately advo-              waters. Relaxing water-                                           exchange of land be submitted to of income and proceeds that OHA                   all citizens of our great state.
cate for the protection of the          quality standards may open                                        the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, is to receive from the public trust                   Of the bills described above,
irreplaceable natural and cul-          the way for harmful impacts                                       which will be responsible for pursuant to article XII, sections 4                  HB 899, SB 1268, SB 1677 and
tural resources of the summit           on fisheries and other aquatic                                    notifying their beneficiaries of and 6, of the Hawai‘i Constitu-                   HB 900 were passed and sent to
while advocating for the con-           resources that are important                                      the requested transaction.             tion, for the period Nov. 7, 1978,          the governor; like the taro bill,
struction of the next tele-             in Native Hawaiian traditions
scope. KAHEA, Mauna Kea                                                                                      In summary, other bills that the to July 1, 2008. Later amended in              the rest will be addressed next
                                        and practices.
Anaina Hou, the Royal Order                                                                               House Hawaiian Affairs Com- conference committee, SB 995                           session.
of Kamehameha I and the                                                                                   mittee passed included: HB 899, included language for a global                        Again, I am honored to serve
Sierra Club opposed this bill.                                                                            which clarifies and strengthens the settlement, which raised con-                  all of the people of Hawai‘i. I will
                                                                                                          Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ bond cerns from many Native Hawai-                     continue to work diligently to
                                                                                                          authority; HB 1612 and SB 1268 ians. I believe that this new lan-                  address these issues that impact
    Lawmakers approved an OHA-supported                                                                   permits the state Department of guage added to SB 995 is what                      us all. Mahalo to everyone that
  study to examine the disparate treatment                                                                Hawaiian Home Lands to receive killed the bill this session.                       participated in our legislative pro-
    of Native Hawaiians in the state’s crimi-                                                             and subsequently assign, transfer          I n February, the House                 cess and shared their mana‘o. 
   nal justice system. The resolution, which                                                              or exchange county afford- Hawaiian Affairs Committee
    doesn’t require the governor’s approval,                                                              able housing credits; HB 1015 held informational briefings and                       S t a t e R e p . M e l e C a r-
     calls for OHA to submit a report on the                                                              enables DHHL to begin construc- hearings receiving public tes-                     roll, a Democrat, represents
       findings and recommendations to the                                                                tion on affordable housing proj- timony on HB 901 throughout                       Kaho‘olawe, Molokini, Läna‘i,
    2010 Legislature. - Photo: KWO archive                                                                ects without having the full and the islands of Moloka‘i, Hawai‘i                  Moloka‘i, and East Maui.
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                                                                                       k aU k a Na wai • L E gISL AT ION                                                  k a wa I o l a | t h e lI v I ng wat er o f o h a
                                                                                        By Ka Wai Ola Staff                      said that the two-thirds approval was       other measures aimed at improving
                                                                                                                                 a high standard.                            the lives of Native Hawaiians. One

                                                                                                ix of 19 measures in the            Also getting the nod from state          requests a study of the disparate
                                                                                                Office of Hawaiian Affairs       lawmakers was the OHA budget.               treatment of Native Hawaiians within
                                                                                                package to the State Legis-         Earlier in the session, the State        the state’s criminal justice system. If
                                                                                        lature were approved by state law-       House and Senate took different             signed, it will enable data to be gath-

                                                                                        makers this past session.                positions on the OHA budget.                ered that could be used to reform a
                                                                                           T he bills that were approved            The House voted for a budget with        system in which anecdotal reports
                                                                                        included a measure that requires         a 20 percent cut to the $3 million in       say that Native Hawaiians are more
                                                                                        two-thirds of each chamber of the        general funds OHA has received in           likely than other groups in Hawai‘i

                                                                                        Legislature to approve the sale of       past years. The Senate, meanwhile,          to be arrested and sentenced to long
                                                                                        ceded lands. Approval of the mea-        proposed to eliminate the entire $3         prison terms.
                                                                                        sure was key to an agreement to          million.                                       A n OHA Senate bill granting
                                                                                        resolve a lawsuit that sought to pro-       Three organizations who provide          control to individuals in the use

                                                                                        tect ceded lands from being sold or      educational, legal and social ser-          of their name or image – a so-
                                                                                        transferred to third parties. The law-   vices to Native Hawaiians and who           called publicity right – also got
                                                                                        suit, which was appealed by the state    receive funding from OHA’s budget           the nod from a majority of law-
                                                                                        to the U.S. Supreme Court, was filed     were concerned that the Senate’s            makers. If enacted, this measure

           scores more
                                                                                        15 years ago by OHA and four indi-       cuts would adversely impact their           would enable individuals – mus-
                                                                                        vidual plaintiffs against the State of   services.                                   cians, for example – to prevent the
                                                                                        Hawai‘i to stop the sale of ceded           In the end, the House version of         commercial use of his or her name
                                                                                        lands by the state.                      the budget passed with the caveat           or image without express consent.

           approval in
                                                                                           The state, OHA and three of the       that about $1 million or about half of      Also from the OHA package, law-
                                                                                        four individuals entered into an         the settlement of the Höküli‘a law-         makers passed a bill giving OHA
                                                                                        agreement on a set of steps that will    suit would be returned to the state         trustees the authority to issue rev-
                                                                                        resolve the lawsuit.                     treasury.                                   enue bonds that could be used as

                                                                                           At the start of the session OHA          Both measures await the gover-           an alternative to legislative funding
                                                                                        supported a full moratorium on the       nor’s approval.                             to support capital improvement
                                                                                        sale of ceded lands but OHA leaders         O HA also lobbied in favor of            and other infrastructure projects. 

                                                                                                              Nana I Ke Kai
                                                                                                                            Learn about traditions of the sea
                                                                                              Ahupua'a, Key to Sustainability • Tuesday, June 2 • 6:30-7:30pm
                                                                                              Dr. Carlos Andrade will address the ahupua'a as a rallying point for water and
                                                                                              sustainability initiatives today. Waikiki Aquarium Classroom. Free.

                                                                                              Kumulipo, Understanding Our Ancestors • Friday, June 19 • 4-5pm
                                                                                              Nalani Kanakaole, cultural practitioner and kumu hula will examine the dualistic relationships
                                                                                              between the ocean and land as described in the Kumulipo. Waikiki Aquarium Classroom. Free.

                                                                                              Happy Birthday, Dr. Abbott • Saturday, June 20 • 12-2pm
                                                                                              Keiki games and activities will focus on a healthy reef and limu as we pay tribute to Dr. Isabella
                                                                                              Abbott, internationally noted for her limu research. Waikiki Aquarium. Admission Fee.

                                                                                              Ke Kani O Ke Kai • Thursday, July 2 • 7pm
                                                                                              Halau Hula Ka No’eau will perform oli written to honor Papahanaumokuakea, the
                                                                                              Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Prior to performance by Hoku Zuttermeister.
                                                                                              Waikiki Aquarium. Admission Fee.
                                                                                                               Space for classroom presentations is limited.
      State lawmakers approved six of 19 bills in OHA’s legislative package in the                    For further information, email:
      2009 session, including a bill that if approved would finalize a settlement of
      the ceded lands case that was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in January.
                                                                                                 Sponsored in part by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric
                                                                                                Administration, Pacific Services Center and Coastal America.
      - Photo: Lisa Asato
                                                                                                 Waikiki Aquarium, 2777 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
                                                                                                 -                                                                                                     I une2009 | 7                                                                   NU HOU • NE WS

                                                                                          Kalaupapa group to witness Damien’s sainthood
                                                                                          By Lisa Asato
                                                                                          Public Information Specialist

                                                                                                   ine former Hansen’s dis-
                                                                                                   ease patients and their
                                                                                                   kökua, or helpers, are
                                                                                          planning to attend the canonization
                                                                                          of Father Damien in Rome and are
                                                                                          seeking the public’s help to do so.
                                                                                             To help them witness the Oct. 11
                                                                                          ceremony in St. Peter’s Square in
                                                                                          Vatican City, a dinner will be held
Charles Rose, Keali‘i Lum, Richard Kido, UH Manoa's Susan Yamada, team coach              July 18 at the Sheraton Waikïkï –
Michael Steiner, and Kehaulani Lum accept the first place prize of $10,000 in the Busi-   complete with music and hula by
ness Plan competition. - Photo: Courtesy Shidler College of Business                      former patients and doctors, silent
                                                                                          and live auctions, and presentations

Ka lei o ka lanakila                                                                                                               Eight of the nine Kalaupapa residents planning to travel to Rome for Damien’s can-
                                                                                                                                    onization gathered in Honolulu May 3 to announce plans for a fundraising dinner.
Civic club’s maile farm                      and Prince David Kawänanakoa
                                             Hawaiian Civic Clubs, landowners,                                                      Seated from left are Meli Watanuki, Winnie Harada, Barbara Marks and Makia Malo.
wins business plan contest                   community groups and more.                                                            Standing are John Arruda, Gloria Marks, and Ivy and Clarence “Boogie” Kahilihiwa. -
                                                Ka Mahi‘ai ‘Ihi O Wailea began                                                      Photo: Courtesy of Dee-Ann Carpenter
By T. Ilihia gionson
                                             coming together more than a year
Publications Editor                          ago. Through the Association of                                                             74, who will travel with the         fering that the very first one had felt
                                             Hawaiian Civic Clubs’ Economic                                                                 group to Damien’s home-           and suffered.”

        he winner of the University          Development Committee – in part-                                                                  town before arriving in           Lau, of the Diocese of Honolulu,
        of Hawai‘i at Mänoa’s Shi-           nership with Hawai‘i Maoli – came                                                                   Rome. “I’m just so           the fundraiser’s main sponsor, called
        dler College of Business 2009        a program called E Ho‘owaiwai I Ka            Father Damien                                           lucky to be privi-         the trip a “once in a lifetime event.”
Business Plan competition isn’t a            Pono, or bringing prosperity through          statue at the                                            leged enough to be        She said Damien helped heal the
business at all. Ali‘i Pauahi Hawaiian       righteousness. The program’s aim              Hawai‘i State                                             part of this group.”     spiritual wounds and anger of those
Civic Club’s plan for Ka Mahi‘ai             was to help more Native Hawaiians             Capitol. - Photo:                                            F or a little         who were taken from their families
‘Ihi O Wailea – a community-based            get into business through education,          File photo                                                 more than a cen-        and sent to Kalaupapa against their
maile-growing social entrepreneur-           training and workshops.                                                                                  tury, from 1866         will, and today’s survivors will rep-
ship project – took the top prize April         More than 60 groups entered the                                                                       to 1969, about          resent in Rome all who were sent
30, a first for a nonprofit organization     annual business-plan competition.            Father Damien Legacy Dinner                                 8,000 leprosy           there.
in the competition.                          Second place went to MB Therapeu-                                                                        patients were              Barbara Marks spent 62 years
                                                                                          5 p.m. Saturday, July 18
   The Aiea, O‘ahu-based club was            tics Inc., for a plan involving nonin-                                                                   forced to live on       at Kalaupapa, where she cared for
the first Hawaiian Civic Club ever           vasive, targeted drug delivery sys-          Sheraton Waikïkï                                            the Moloka‘i set-       an aunt who had cared for her as
to enter the competition. The plan           tems. Third place went to Techno-            Tickets, which are tax deductible, are $200                 tlement. Native         a girl in Kaimukï, before either of
involves a commercial maile farm on          algae, focusing on development and           each; corporate tables are $2,000 or $5,000.                Hawaiians and           them was stricken with the disease.
20 acres of land in Wailea, Hawai‘i,         research in the field of microalgae-         For information, tickets or to be an event sponsor,         Chinese were            “I heard so much of Father Damien
about 10 miles north of Hilo.                based biofuel.                               contact Geri Kaleponi at 349-9900 or gjk@                   especially suscep-      when I was in school – not knowing
   It will be the sole commercial               T he total value of Ali‘i Paua- , or call Paul Cunney at 551-6500.                tible to the dis-       I was going to become a patient,”
venue for Hilo maile, but this is more       hi’s prizes was $30,000, including                                                                       ease, and an esti-      said Marks. “I’m looking for-
than a simple maile farm.                    $10,000 cash, professional consulta-                                                                    mated 90 percent         ward to this trip to Rome … to pay
   “We’re introducing Hilo maile at          tion services, and space at the school        about Damien and the Kalaupapa of the 8,000 were Native Hawaiian.                  respects and to see where (Damien)
a commercial level. But we’re not            from which to run the business.               leprosy settlement by Drs. Emmett The disease was treatable by the                 was born and to know the history of
selling culture, we’re building com-            W inning the competition is a              Aluli and Ben Young.                    late 1940s.                                his life then.”
munity,” said Ali‘i Pauahi Hawaiian          remarkable achievement for the Ali‘i              Makia Malo, who was 12 when            Five of the nine former patients           B orn Joseph De Veuster in
Civic Club Pelekikena Keali‘i Lum.           Pauahi Hawaiian Civic Club, but               he was sent to Kalaupapa in 1947, who will travel to Rome are Native               Tremeloo, Belgium, in 1840,
   T he project is dedicated to              member Kehaulani Lum gives the                said the trip will allow him to “show Hawaiian, but all represent a dying          Damien served the leprosy patients
returning Hawaiians to the land. And         honor to her küpuna. “Our ances-              admiration and aloha” for Damien history. That’s because as their pop-             of the Moloka‘i settlement for 26
to help, there are 20 partners in the        tors are powerful indeed, for truly,          on behalf of all those who came ulation ages, only about 15 former                 years from 1873 until he died of
endeavor, including the Office of            it is their cultural technology and           before him, including friends and patients are still alive.                        the disease in 1899. In a major step
Hawaiian Affairs, Alu Like, Nä Pua           spirit which grounds our vision and           family who have passed on. “I’m             “They’re the last of it,” said         toward canonization, Damien was
No‘eau, Hilo High School, Uni-               touched the judges’ hearts and minds          representing my kid brother (Earl). sister Alicia Damien Lau, who will             beatified by Pope John Paul II in
versity of Hawai‘i at Hilo, Hui Kü           in a monumental way. We are hum-              He’s not able to go. He’s buried attend the canonization. “They’ve
Maoli Ola, the Hilo, Laupähoehoe             bled by this incredible outcome.”            there (in Kalaupapa),” said Malo, experienced the same hurt and suf-                                See DAMIEN on page 11
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                                                                                                    HO‘OUlU la HUi alOHa • T O R AISE A BE L OVE D NAT ION                                                       k a wa I o l a | t h e lI v I ng wat er o f o h a

CCN: Voices from the nation                                                                                                                                                                                           Kau Inoa Q&A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Heard at the registration
By Nara Cardenas                                               they don’t know any Hawaiians.                                                                                                                         table ...
Community Outreach Specialist                                     The ‘ohana spoke of two themes
                                                               that unify Hawaiians: family and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Q: Why is it taking so long?
         ary Cox and ‘ohana in Edin-                           culture. They say that they are lucky                                                                                                                  A: In order for us to create a gov-
         burgh, Indiana, participated                          to be Hawaiian as it is so rare, and                                                                                                                   erning entity that represents the
         in the most recent Com-                               they are thankful they can call them-                                                                                                                  majority of the Hawaiian people,
munity Consultation Network,                                       selves Hawaiian. Cary says that                                                                                                                    there have to be a credible number
or CCN, video confer-                                                      not a day goes by without                                                                                                                  of Hawaiians registered. Now that
ence linking Hawai-                                                           thinking of Hawai‘i;                                                                                                                    we’ve reached 100,000 regis-
ians near and far                                                                it is a longing that                                                                                                                 trants, we are moving into consul-
with the Office of                                                                 can’t be fulfilled                                                                                                                 tations with registrants as we pre-
Hawaiian Affairs.                                                                   by anything but                                                                                                                   pare for an ‘Aha (convention) per-
Cary keeps his                                                                      stepping off the                                                                                                                  haps by next summer. If you’ve been
nephews and                                                                          plane, smelling                                                                                                                  waiting to register, now is the time!
children con-                                                                       the flowers and                                                                                    OHA staff consult with
nected to Hawai‘i                                                                   knowing that you                                                                                  Hawaiians near and far          Q: Will someone be contacting me?
through Hawaiian                                                                   are home.                                                                                       through the CCN. - Photo:          Are meetings planned? What’s next?
music, a shared pas-                                                                A s for a future
sion in their family as                                                      Native Hawaiian gov-                                                                                        Blaine Fergerstrom           A: Next the Office of Hawaiian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Affairs is asking for in-depth dis-
with so many Hawaiian                                                    ernment, they believe it                                                                                                                     cussion through the Community
families. Although he has been able                            should be culture-based and about                           mälama pono a hui hou käkou.                • Farm aid – value-added                       Consultation Network, a coordinated
to come home and bring makana                                  the people and should reinforce what                           What do you think? A CCN video           producer grants                                effort of media tools to communi-
back to the ‘öpio, they have never                             is best for Hawaiian culture and heri-                      conference takes about an hour, and            A pproximately $18 million in               cate with each other. We invite you
been able to travel to Hawai‘i. For                            tage and the people of Hawai‘i.                             OHA will loan equipment to you for          competitive grant funds for fiscal             all to share your mana‘o! Sign up or
the youth, “Uncle Cary” is the keeper                             Mahalo nui e Cary, Robbie, Jake,                         the meeting. To schedule a video            year 2009 is available to help inde-           find more information at,
of their heritage – outside of family                          Josh, Joe, Maile and Kelani! A e                            conference or for more informa-             pendent agricultural producers enter           or call Dawn Hironaka at 594-1759.
                                                                                                                           tion, call 1-800-366-1758 and ask           into value-added activities. Ten
                                                                                                                           for Dawn or call her at 594-1759, or        percent is available to Beginning
                                                                                                                           email More informa-            Farmers or Ranchers and Socially

                                                                                                                           tion is online at              Disadvantaged Farmers or Ranchers
                                                                                                                                                                       – applications must be postmarked
                                                                                                                           Federal Register announces                  by June 22 and sent to the Hawai‘i                       Kau Inoa
                                                                                                                           funding opportunities                       State Office. All other applications                    Count as of
                                                                                                                              Times are tight and this economy         must be postmarked on or before
                                                                                                                           is pushing everyone to look for             July 6 and sent to the Hawai‘i State                    May 8, 2009

      Visit OHA for registration and picture            Do you have a ...
                                                                                                                           alternatives to traditional funding
                                                                                                                           sources. Here are a couple of oppor-
                                                                                                                                                                          G rants may be made for plan-
      taking. Call for hours of operation,              NEW NamE?                                                          tunities found on the Federal Reg-          ning activities or for working capital
                                                                                                                           ister. Keep your eye on @kauinoa            expenses, but not for both. The max-
      and bring documents that verify                   NEW aDDRESS?                                                       and – we’ll be             imum grant amount for a planning
      your indigenous Hawaiian ancestry                                                                                    posting more opportunities as we get        grant is $100,000 and the maximum
                                                        NEW phoNE NumbER?
      through your biological parentage.                                                                                   word of them.                               grant amount for a working capital
                                                        E-mail aDDRESS?                                                                                                grant is $300,000. Matching funds              Kau Inoa
                                                                                                                           • Financial aid for those receiving         are required and must be at least              For questions about your Kau
      This OHA Hawaiian Registry Program                                                                                   unemployment benefits                       equal to the grant amount, a one-to-           Inoa registration status or to
      is non-political and separate from the                                                                                  T he president announced that            one match.                                     update your contact
      ongoing Kau Inoa registration to build                                                                               unemployed workers receiving unem-             Applications for grants must be             information, contact Hawai‘i
      a Hawaiian governing entity.                                                                                         ployment benefits may qualify for           submitted on paper or electronically.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Maoli at 394-0050 or
                                                                                                                           help in paying for education and            Late applications will not be accepted.
                                                                                                                           training. Aid can be significant: in par-   An application guide and other mate- 
      For more information, call                                                                                           ticular, the Federal Pell Grant program     rials are available online at rurdev.
                                                                                                                           can provide up to $5,350 for educa-                   Registration
      808.594.1914 or visit
                                                                                                                           tional costs at community colleges,            F or information, visit edocket.            opportunities: 594-1912
                                                                                                                           colleges, universities and many trade              T-shirt inquiries: 594-0245
                                                                                                                           and technical schools. This is only         pdf or contact Lori Nekoba in Hilo             Leka uila (e-mail):
                                                                                                                           one example of several federal stu-         at, 808-               Kahua Punaewele (web site/
                                                                                                                           dent aid programs available to assist       933-8312 or: Lori Nekoba, Business             blog):
                                                                                                                           unemployed workers. For more infor-         Programs Specialist, USDA/Rural                Twitter: @kauinoa
                    Office of Hawaiian Affairs • 711 Kapi‘olani Blvd., Ste. 500, Honolulu HI 96813 • Fax. (808) 584-1865
                                                                                                                           mation, visit              Development, 154 Waiänuenue
                                                                                                                                                                       Ave., Room 311, Hilo, HI 96720.                                                              mO‘OlelO • HIST ORY                                                                                           I une2009 | 9

Teaching the Hawaiian child
          huge difference in                       Keiki käne learned male
          child-rearing prac-                      responsibilities and kai-
          ti ces a nd c hi ld                      kamähine learned female
behavior is evident today.                         responsibilities. ‘Ohana
In the 1940s, when today’s                         elders kept trained eyes
küpuna were growing up,             By Claire      focused on all developing
Hawaiian parents and grand-         Ku‘uleilani    kamali‘i. The elders would
parents repeatedly reminded          Hughes,       decide which child dis-
keiki about the rules of Dr. PH., R.D. played an aptitude for spe-
behavior. Rules like, “Chil-                       cial training. The traditional
dren are seen and not heard”;                      Hawaiian teaching method
“Respect your elders”; “Listen, involved watching and listening care-
watch how things are done, and fully as the teacher demonstrated.
learn”; “When elders are speaking, The student then showed the teacher
listen quietly”; and “Speak only what he had just learned. This pro-                                                                                                                      ¯
                                                                                    Kamehameha and his advisers enjoy a splendid sunset at Hale o Keawe. Standing between the kahili bearers are, from left:
when you are spoken to,” were heard cess was repeated until the teacher
frequently in the home. Most parents was confident his student had mas-
                                                                                    Ke‘eaumoku, Kamanawa, Kamehameha and kahuna nui Holoae. Kekuhaupi‘o, the subject of a mo‘olelo described in this column,
had many more rules. Today, young- tered the skill. During the learning             stands in the foreground to Kamehameha’s left. Kame‘eiamoku, Keaweaheulu and Hewahewa, grandson of Holoae, the kahuna, are
sters seem to have unlimited access process, indications that a lesson was                                         ¯
                                                                                    also shown. - Artist: Brook Kapukuniahi Parker, from Kamehameha Publishing’s forthcoming Ali‘i poster set based on the book “Rul-
and an open platform to speak, even going well were nods, an occasional             ing Chiefs of Hawai‘i.”
argue, with parents, küpuna and “ ‘ae,” or sighs of approval from
adults. Things have changed.               the teacher. The teacher also taught     nature. A kahuna kia‘i, at the nearby       and recommended the boy become a            wrestling and running swiftly. That
    A recent newspaper article caught appropriate behaviors, attitudes and          heiau, observed the scene, and later,       kahuna and be taught the profession         was the beginning of Hawai‘i’s great
my eye. The syndicated column values. This training took time.                      told the boy’s father what he had seen.     of war. The boys’ father was a warrior      warrior chief Kekühaupi‘o, who fought
titled, Cultivating high self-esteem          Conversely today, keiki get educa-    The kahuna predicted the boy would          chief. He began skills development,         side by side with Kamehameha the
lowers child’s regard for others, tion and training in school classrooms            become a famous warrior one day             training his son in hurling, boxing,        Great, always protecting his ali‘i. 
was written by family psycholo- and on school playgrounds. Then, keiki
gist Dr. John Rosemond. He said, bring home work that requires evening
“In the 1960s American parents and weekend hours. Organized sports
stopped going to their elders for and television fill other “free time.”
advice (on child-rearing) and began Thus, time to learn from elders within
going instead to mental health pro- the family circle is greatly dimin-
fessionals – like me (Dr. R.)” Child ished. Expectations, behaviors and atti-
psychologists came up with the new tudes learned in schools are different
philosophy based on a high self- and, mostly, divergent from Hawaiian
esteem being a good thing. Parents values. Today, the ‘ohana need to intro-
were encouraged to ensure that their duce more cultural training in a keiki’s
children developed high self-esteem. first five years of childhood to assure
Dr. Rosemond went on to say that that Hawaiian values continue.
mental health professionals made              A mo‘olelo tells how küpuna
it up! A parent asked, “Isn’t it pos- of Ke‘ei, a small village near
sible for a child to have high self- Näpo‘opo‘o, Hawai‘i, determined
esteem and a high level of respect for the destiny of an 8-year-old boy. The
others?” His answer was stunning. boy was alert and energetic, and pre-
“An unequivocal no,” he responded. cocious in warlike games. His body
He continued, “People with high development was far ahead of his
self-regard, possess a low regard for playmates. One day, the young boy
others.” Dr. Rosemond said that this went swimming with a group of boys
“postmodern psychological parenting near Hikiau heiau. The boys later
is completely devoid of value.” “It is divided into sides and a mock battle
a sham.” “It has damaged children, developed. The boys wrestled, slapped
families, schools and culture.” Dr. their chests and threw projectiles of
Rosemond proposes that “we begin damp sand at each other. The boys of
the invigorating, rejuvenating pro- Näpo‘opo‘o seemed to prevail, until
cess of finding our way back home.” the game of throwing sand projectiles
    Traditionally, küpuna and mäkua began. When the Ke‘ei boys began
had kuleana to teach all kamali‘i to fall back, the strong boy moved
the life skills and values related to forward, alone, facing a number of
staying healthy, supporting a family Näpo‘opo‘o opponents. He stood his
and assisting the ‘ohana and lähui. ground fighting, showing his fearless
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                                                                                                                                                  KeaHuolü aHuPua‘a
1995. This time around, Damien                                                                                                         NOTICE TO INTERESTED PARTIES IS HEREBY GIVEN
will be canonized by Pope Bene-                                                                                                     that three sets of unmarked, human skeletal remains were discov-
dict XVI.
   T he 500-seat Father Damien
                                                                                                                                    ered by Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i Inc. in the course of archaeolog-
Legacy Dinner will also support                                                                                                     ical inventory survey related to the proposed development of the
several other projects: a film doc-                                                                                                 Ane Keohokälole Highway at Keahuolü Ahupua‘a, North Kona
umentary by the Diocese of Hono-                                                                                                    District, Island of Hawai‘i. At the time of submittal of this Notice
lulu commemorating the canon-
ization and events surrounding                                                                                                      fieldwork was ongoing.
it, transportation of a relic of                                                                                                       The human remains were found on Queen Lili‘uokalani Trust
Damien’s to San Francisco and                                                                                                       property, mauka of Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway, in or near a pro-
the Neighbor Islands, and a Nov.       Dr. Dee-Ann Carpenter, Sister Alicia Damien Lau, Geri Kaleponi and Dr. Kalani Brady          posed Ane Keohokälole Highway road corridor (two on TMK [3]
1 civic/ecumenical event at ‘Iolani    are helping to organize a fundraiser dinner primarily to defray travel costs for nine for-
Palace following enshrinement of                                                                                                    7-4-020:010 and one on TMK [3] 7-4-020:022).
                                       mer Kalaupapa patients to fly to Rome to witness Father Damien's elevation to saint-
the relic in Honolulu’s Cathedral of   hood. - Photo: Lisa Asato                                                                       The project proponent is the Hawai‘i County Department
Our Lady of Peace, where Damien                                                                                                     of Public Works [contact: Mr. Warren Lee, Director, County of
was ordained a priest. Funds will      Barbara Marks’ brother-in-law.                 economic times because many fam-
also go toward the Richard Marks          ‘Ahahui o Nä Kauka, the Asso-               ilies in Hawai‘i have relatives who
                                                                                                                                    Hawai‘i Department of Public Works, 101 Pauahi St., Suite 7, Hilo
Endowment for Native Hawaiians         ciation of Native Hawaiian Phy-                were sent to Kalaupapa. What’s                Hawai‘i 96720; tel. (808) 961-8321; fax (808) 961-8630].
and other medical students in need,    sicians, is also a sponsor of the              more, said Brady, Kalaupapa’s res-               Background research indicates that during the Mähele these
which perpetuates a decades-long       event. Drs. Dee-Ann Carpenter and              ident doctor, Damien’s elevation to           lands (along with the rest of the Keahuolü Ahupua‘a) were claimed
relationship between the Univer-       Kalani Brady of the UH Medical                 sainthood has universal ramifica-
sity of Hawai‘i School of Medicine     School’s Native Hawaiian Health                tions.                                        by Ane Keohokälole and were transferred to her heir Lili‘uokalani.
and Kalaupapa. Marks, a former         Department said organizers have                   “When Damien is canonized, he              No kuleana (Land Commission Awards) are known in the vicinity.
patient, sheriff and historian of      faith that the community will sup-             is not a saint for Hawai‘i,” Brady            Native Hawaiians who once resided on or near the ahupua‘a of
Kalaupapa who died in 2008, was        port this cause even during tough              said. “He is a saint for the world.” 
                                                                                                                                    Keahuolü are known to include Naholowaa (w), Kanewaiwaiole
                                                                                                                                    (k), Oahu (k), Kaneakua (w), Kanae (k) and his wife Nika (w),
                                                                                                                                    Makapo (k), and Eleele (no sex shown), Kamanawa Elua (k), his
                   The Office of Hawaiian Affairs                                                                                   brother Hulu Kameeiamoku (k) and their sister Aulani (w).
                                                                                                                                       Following the procedures of Hawai‘i Revised Statutes (HRS)
                  Consumer Micro Loan Program                                                                                       Chapter 6E-43, and Hawai‘i Administrative Rules (HAR) Chapter
    CMLP is designed to provide low cost loans to Native Hawaiians who are experiencing temporary financial
                                                                                                                                    13-300, the remains are believed to be over 50 years old. Assig-
    hardship as a result of Unforeseen Events, or who need small amounts of funding to enhance their careers.                       nation of SIHP (State Inventory of Historic Properties) numbers
    Loans are available up to $7,500 at a flat interest rate of 5.0% with a maximum repayment term of 5 years
    or 60 months.                                                                                                                   by the State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) is pending.
    To be eligible for a Consumer Micro Loan, you must meet the following criteria:                                                 The project proponent would prefer to preserve in place the human
         • Applicant must be of Native Hawaiian Ancestry                                                                            remains; however, the decision to preserve in place or relocate
         • Applicant must be at least 18 yrs of age and a resident of the State of Hawaii
         • Applicant’s Credit History should be satisfactory                                                                        these previously identified human remains shall be made by the
         • Applicant must have the ability to repay the loan
         • Loans must be for the primary applicants benefit.
                                                                                                                                    Hawai‘i Island Burial Council and SHPD in consultation with any
         • Loans are available to individuals only. Partnerships, Cooperation’s, Sole                                               identified lineal and/or cultural descendants, per the requirements
          Proprietorships, etc., are excluded.
                                                                                                                                    of HAR Chapter 13-300-33. The remains’ proper treatment shall
    Grants are generally awarded for a period of not more than one year. Grants are intended to support specific
    projects or programs and not the general operating costs of the organization. This funding program is not                       occur in accordance with HAR Chapter 13-300-38 or 13-300-39.
    designed to provide financial support to individuals for personal needs or to finance business ventures.                           SHPD is requesting persons having any knowledge of the iden-
                         Examples of Allowable and Unallowable Loan Purposes                                                        tity or history of these human skeletal remains to immediately
                         Allowable Loan Purposes:               Unallowable Loan Purposes:
                         - Death in the family                  - Debt consolidation                                                contact Mr. Analu Josephides at SHPD, located at 40 Po‘okela
                         - Emergency Health situation           - Refinancing
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                         - Unexpected Auto Repairs              - Investment                                                        7655] to present information regarding appropriate treatment of the
                         - Career development courses           - Re-lending by borrower
                         - Apprenticeship Programs              - Home remodeling/Improvement                                       unmarked human remains. All interested parties should respond
                         - CDL License
                                                                                                                                    within thirty days of this notice and file descendancy claim forms
    For more information or an application, please contact the Economic
    Development Hale at (808) 594-1829, or email                                                                  and/or provide information to SHPD adequately demonstrating
    Applicants may also visit our website at for more                                                              lineal descent from these specific burials or cultural descent from
    information and a downloadable application.
                                                                                                                                    ancestors buried in the vicinity of this project.
                                                        711 Kapi‘olani Blvd. Suite 500 • Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813 • 808.594.1835
              ke a U i Hal a • fROM THE ARCHIV ES

                  ithin the                        yet made at any one time. The
                  dozens of                        tremendously generous and
                  Hawaiian-                        important gift of her entire
                  language                         private library consists of
newspapers published during                        nearly six hundred volumes
the 19th and early 20th cen-             By        and embraces many works of
turies were often found                Ronald      great interest and value.
engaging columns titled Kela Williams Jr.             n Honolulu. November
Mea Keia Mea. These fea-                           1892. In this second year of the
tures carried small tidbits of                     reign of Her Majesty Queen
news and interesting happenings Lili‘uokalani, the Kingdom Legisla-
from places throughout the islands. ture has formed a Special Committee
With that same mana‘o, this modern- on an Electric Light Franchise for
day column is published with the Honolulu. The legislative committee
idea of bringing to the readers brief will look at a proposed bill that “asks
bits of interesting and sometimes for a franchise to carry on the business
lesser-known histories. These “news of manufacturing and disposing of
bites” have been collected during electric light and power, and to use the
the course of research in news- public streets in Honolulu for erecting
paper, manuscript, correspondence and maintaining poles and wires for
and other archival collections around that purpose.”
Hawai‘i. The sources are both                  n Kalua‘aha, Moloka‘i. Feb-
Hawaiian language and English. It ruary 1895. There is much conster-
is hoped that, like its many prede- nation about the island this week after
cessors, this column might inform, the mission paper The Friend decided
entertain and perhaps even spark dis- to lay its condeming sites on this
cussion. Me ka ha‘aha‘a no.                 land. A recent column in that paper
                                            spoke of how the “Association for the
   n Honolulu. august 6, 1865. Supression of Idolitary” had observed
Yesterday’s Nupepa Kuokoa carried houses in Kalua‘aha that were openly
a lengthy description of last week’s marked as those where kahuna were
wonderful July 31 celebration of Ka practising. This organization, founded
Lā Ho‘iho‘i Ea (Restoration Day). by H.E.A. pastor Rev. James Bicknell,
More than twelve hundred people has been at the center of attacks on
were present and enjoyed a feast that Native practises in Honolulu and has
included roast pig, poi, and also for- now set its sites on Moloka‘i.
eign delicacies. Many of the ali‘i             n Honolulu. September 1899.
nui were present on this twenty- Dr. William T. Brigham, director of
second anniversary. The Hon. David the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum,
Kalākaua was the main speaker of has published a monograph on the
the day and inspired the large crowd subject of Hawaiian feather work.
with words in both Hawaiian and In this first part of a series titled
English. Words were also shared by Bishop Museum Memoirs, Brigham
Mea Ki‘eki‘e W.C. Lunalilo. A canoe describes this amazing art and com-
race finished off the day.                  piles a census of feather capes
   n Honolulu. November 3, and cloaks throughout the world
1885. The very popular Hono- that lists one hundred items. 
lulu Reading Room Association,                                                                 SUBMIT RESUME TO:
begun here in 1879, has received an            Ronald Williams Jr., a graduate or Fax (808) 887-0030
incredible bequeathal. By the will of, and teacher at the Kamakaküoka-
of the late Queen Dowager Emma lani Center for Hawaiian Studies at
                                                                                       Mail to POB 6511, Kamuela, HI 96743
Kaleleonālani Rooke, the library is UH Mänoa, is working on a Ph.D. in
to receive at once its first bequest and Hawaiian History at UH Mänoa. Con-                   An Equal Opportunity Employer
most valuable contribution of books tact him at
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Watershed alliance wins
national recognition
By Dawn farm-Ramsey                        all, and we are grateful to their efforts.
Special to Ka Wai Ola                      They share a deep commitment to con-
                                           servation and community.”

         esponsible stewardship and           TMA coordinator Tanya Ruben-
         resource management on            stein said: “As the largest private land-
         Hawai‘i Island by Kame-           owner in the alliance, Kamehameha
hameha Schools and eight other pri-        Schools’ commitment to this collabo-
vate, state and federal community col-     ration has been instrumental to its suc-
laborators resulted in national recogni-   cess. KS lands provide an important
tion from the Department of the Inte-      link between native Hawaiian ecosys-
rior in Washington, D.C., on May 7.        tems on adjoining federal and state
The Three Mountain Watershed Alli-         lands.
ance, or TMA, received the Partners in        “KS has played a leadership role in
Conservation Award from the Secre-         the development and expansion of the
tary of the Interior.                      collaboration as well as being innova-
   The award is one of the highest con-    tive and responsible stewards of their
ferred by the Interior Department in       lands. I don’t believe the general com-
recognition of conservation achieve-       munity is aware of the key contribution
ments. Of the participating organi-        made through the use of Kamehameha
zations of the TMA, Interior Secre-        Schools’ lands towards ensuring reli-
tary Ken Salazar said: “Their achieve-     able water and protected natural envi-                                                                                  ¯
                                                                                          Kamehameha Schools’ Land Assets Division staff members – ecologist Namaka Whitehead and Hawai‘i Island land manager Kama-
ments exemplify excellence in conser-      ronments for the community.”                   kani Dancil, at center facing the camera – review the map of watershed lands presented by Three Mountain Alliance coordinator Tanya
vation. … They are an inspiration to us       Begun in 1994 under another name,           Rubenstein. - Photo: Courtesy of Erika vonAllmen

                                                                                          and one of the first watershed-protec-         KS ecologist Nämaka Whitehead              the TMA area.”
                                                                                          tion consortiums of its kind in the         is committed to revitalizing and pro-            A unique aspect to the alliance
                                                                                          state, the TMA now ranges over one          tecting native forests. “Our well-            success is the involvement of the
             Calling Kuleana                                                              million acres. Almost 238,000 acres
                                                                                          of KS conservation- and agriculture-
                                                                                                                                      being as a people is connected to
                                                                                                                                      and dependent upon healthy, forested
                                                                                                                                                                                    state’s Külani Correctional Facility
                                                                                                                                                                                    and its inmates whose work on con-
                                                                                          zoned lands are included in the man-        ecosystems,” she said. “If the health         servation projects includes native
              Land Holders                                                                agement area in West Hawai‘i, Ka‘ü
                                                                                          and Puna. KS and each of the alli-
                                                                                                                                      of our native forests degrades, if the
                                                                                                                                      forests cease to be, we will no longer
                                                                                                                                                                                    forest restoration and the installa-
                                                                                                                                                                                    tion of protective fencing. Concur-
                                                                                                                                                                                    rent with their work, inmates have
         The Kuleana Land Tax Ordinance on O‘ahu, Kaua‘i and
                                                                                           “If the health of our native forests
                                                                                                                                                                                    also engaged in educational oppor-
       Hawaiÿi island allows eligible owners to pay a maximum of
       $100 a year in property taxes. OHA would like to hear from
                                                                                                                                                                                    tunities focused on Hawaiian culture

                                                                                          degrades, if the forests cease to be,
       you to gather statistics that could assist in developing laws                                                                                                                and on native species protection and
       to exempt Kuleana Lands from land taxes, similar to that                                                                                                                     recovery.

                                                                                          we will no longer be the same people.”
       which passed for the City and County of Honolulu, Kaua‘i                                                                                                                        I n addition to Kamehameha
       and Hawaiÿi counties.                                                                                                                                                        Schools, TMA members include:
         If you have Kuleana Lands and would like to assist in the                                                                                                                  The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i
                                                                                                                           – Kamehameha Schools ecologist Nämaka Whitehead
       creation of such a tax exemption in your county, please                                                                                                                      and the state Department of Land and
       contact the Kuleana Land Survey Call Center at 594-0247.                           ance members retain ownership and           be the same people.”                          Natural Resources and Department
       Email: Mailing address: Kuleana                             control over their respective lands            This belief is echoed in a key alli-       of Public Safety. Federal collabora-
       Land Survey, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, 711 Kapi‘olani Blvd.                      and resources.                              ance principle: “The three mountains          tors are: the National Park Service
       Ste. 500, Honolulu, HI 96813.
                                                                                             In addition to the Three Moun-           of Kïlauea, Mauna Loa and Hualälai            (Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park),
         All personal data, such as names, locations and                                  tain Alliance, Kamehameha Schools           are ancient, sacred to Hawaiians and          Fish and Wildlife Service, Geolog-
       descriptions of Kuleana Lands will be kept secure and used                         is a member of six of Hawai‘i’s nine        critically important to the life, health      ical Survey Pacific Island Ecosys-
       solely for the purposes of this attempt to perpetuate Kuleana
                                                                                          watershed collaborations on the             and well-being of the native ecosys-          tems Research Center, Department
       rights and possession.
                                                                                          islands of Hawai‘i, Maui, Moloka‘i,         tems and human communities that               of Agriculture Forest Service, and
                                                                                          O‘ahu and Kaua‘i.                           inhabit them.”                                Department of Agriculture Natural
        OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS                                                           Among other contributions, KS               Said Rubenstein, “Members of the           Resources Conservation Service. 
                              Kuleana Land Survey                                         support of alliance initiatives includes    Three Mountain Alliance agree that
                              Office of Hawaiian Affairs                                  redirecting its 30,000-acre Keauhou         threats to the watershed occur across           Dawn Farm-Ramsey is the inte-
                              711 Kapi‘olani Blvd. Suite 500
                              Honolulu, HI 96813
                                                                                          Ranch from cattle operations to other       common land ownership boundaries              grated strategies manager of Kame-
                              (808) 594-0247 -                      uses that focus on a combination of         and effective management is best              hameha Schools Land Assets Divi-
                                                                                          education, culture, conservation and        achieved through the coordinated              sion, Community Relations and
                                                                                          sustainable economic initiatives.           actions of all major landowners in            Communications Group.                                                           HO‘ONa‘aUaO • E DUCAT ION                                                                                 I une2009 | 13

                                                                      Grounding youth in culture, identity
                                                                      By Jazzmin Cabanilla                            riences of camping, swimming, hiking,         dents need to explore their own commu-
                                                                      Special to Ka Wai Ola                           cooking, traveling, chanting, dancing,        nities and have their learning experiences
                                                                                                                      singing, learning and playing taught me       be more relevant to their daily lives and

                                                                                 ä Pua No‘eau enables Native          so much about myself and my own inter-        their ‘ohana.”
                                                                                 Hawaiian students to travel,         ests, talents, strengths and passion. All        T he significance of learning about
                                                                                 explore and learn about different    these experiences helped shape and influ-     oneself and culture through educational
                                                                      areas of the island that they live on by        ence my identity and created the confi-       opportunities and experiences is immea-
                                                                      working with local educators. The oppor-        dence I needed … in setting and accom-        surable. For Kiili and many other Native
                                                                      tunity for students to learn more about the     plishing my goals.”                           Hawaiian students, their participation in
                                                                      island they reside on helps them to gain a         W hile attending the University of         Nä Pua No‘eau programs has been life
                                                                      sense of self and cultural identity.            Hawai‘i at Hilo, Kiili would fly back to      changing. Mahalo nui loa e Kapolei! 
                                                                         Hawaiian immersion school teacher            Maui during school breaks and work with
                                                                      Rebecca Kapolei Kiili, who attended var-        Nä Pua No‘eau during Summer Institute            Jazzmin Cabanilla is a volunteer at Nä
                                                                      ious Nä Pua No‘eau programs as a youth,         as a residential counselor. “I flew home to   Pua No‘eau, which is one of the organi-
                                                                      is a good example of a former student           Maui to work for the program because I        zations that receives funding from OHA
                                                                      whose experiences at Nä Pua No‘eau              thoroughly enjoyed all of it,” she recalls.   to conduct educational enrichment pro-
                                                                      helped her understand more about her-              Kiili is working on her master’s degree    grams for Hawaiian children. This is the
                                                                      self, community, culture and life goals.        in educational foundations and con-           second in a series of articles featuring Nä
                                                                         By attending the center’s programs,          tinues to use the experiences and knowl-      Pua No‘eau students and kumu leading
                                                                      Kiili was given the opportunity to camp         edge she gained as a student at Nä Pua        up to the center’s 20th anniversary Hö‘ike
                                                                      and learn about different areas of Maui,        No‘eau to educate her own students about      to be held Dec. 11, 2009. To learn more
                                                                      her birth island. She was also able to travel   Hawai‘i. She believes that “the enrich-       about Nä Pua No‘eau programs and the
Former Na Pua No‘eau student Rebecca Kapolei Kiili says the enrich-   to the neighbor islands as well, including      ment opportunities that students get at Nä    upcoming Hö‘ike, call the Nä Pua No‘eau
ment program helped shape her identity and build her confidence. -    Kaho‘olawe and Hawai‘i Island.                  Pua No‘eau is nothing like learning in the    office in Hilo at (808) 974-7678 or visit
Photo: Courtesy of Kapolei Kiili                                         In a recent survey she says: “The expe-      classroom setting at regular schools. Stu-    its page on Facebook.

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Surviving the enemy                                                                 oline’s world to be stepped upon.
                                                                                    How many times was I responsible
                                                                                            for her becoming lost in this
                                                                                            shadowy world when her
                                                                                                                                What sort of man could imagine
                                                                                                                            a horrendous act of violence upon
                                                                                                                            the very gift that he once loved?
                                                                                                                            Worse, how would a papa explain to
                                                                                                                                                                           men need to lighten up, become less
                                                                                                                                                                           critical and treat women as ladies –
                                                                                                                                                                           and with respect as to their partner-
                                                                                                                                                                           ship with God. An encompassing
Taking care of our wähine               are special, so special that                        intentions were light-giving?   his kids that he hurt their mommy?             and sensitive “Buy Me a Rose,” by
                                        God agreed to allow them                               ’K guys, no get static on        What sort of man would phys-               Luther Vandross can only imagine

     ’m not sure who does it better:    the special gift of bringing                        me, OK? I’m talking about       ically and mentally hurt or even               the elaborate designs of a wom-
     Quincy Jones or James Ingram,      life to a dreary and disheart-                      me too – I’m jus’ as much to    take the very life that bore his chil-         an’s thought – ever mind-boggling
     one has soul and the other pas-    ening world – becuz they said                       blame as you. Share the guilt   dren, that helped to make a house a            for her counterpart male species;
sion, both have a combined talent       they could make it a happier             By         and accept it – we’re Jerks.    home, that also worked hard to help            totally alienated with disconnect.
of mesmerizing words that make          and brighter place for fam-           Jimmy f.      We’ve forgotten what it took    make ends meet? Even after pau                    Read these words as they echo
women melt just by the depth of         ilies to live in. Our women            “Jeno”       to win their affection. And     work, wähine still have the family to          your mind and you will have a
their voice when courting “One          base their being on nur-             Enocencio      let’s be serious, OK? Some      tend to, the cooking, the baths and            glimpse of what women gaze upon
Hundred Ways”… “love her today.”        turing and raising good seed,                       of us guys are not much to      the homework and evening prayers               in their lives. “If he could only
This kul’ song trebled as I unloaded    while we men tend to destroy                        look at – let alone consider    – while we tend to our sports, hob-            read her mind she’d say, Buy Me a
to max sound in my Spirit of ’76        the very decency that they create           a “prize catch.” But there’s gotta be   bies, friends, TV and PCs. And                 Rose, call me from work, open the
Camaro, pitching “Compliment            – how shame that we allow our-              a reason why we fell in love with       still with what little energy they             door for me, what would it hurt?
what she does, Send her roses just      selves to soil purity; that they soon       that one wahine – what spark that       have left she tends to her needs –             Show me you love me with the look
because,” but no sooner had I got to    become as dreary and disheartening          ignited an inferno of molten lava       and we wonder why she’s snoring                in your eyes. ... These are the little
“If it’s violins she loves, Let them    as the world they promised God              casting a vessel for epicurean wine?    when we attempt to emphatically                things, I need the most in my life …”
play” – Caroline cut me off with a      that they could enlighten and heal.         It must’ve been that I made her         “dump our load” of dominance                      To answer her prayer, to recon-
rebounding shot, “When did you             Why are we so cruel and often            laugh, ’cause I wuz no match for the    over them; screwed full circle.                nect the depleted charge. “And the
eva’ send me roses!?” I found that      painful in our words? Why do we             hunks with chiseled mugs                           A thoughtless insinua-              more that she gives, the more that
I was caught in a trap that I had set   stoop so low as to express this             and concrete bricks                                  tion of the way her hair          he sees, this is the story of you and
myself in, as I lowered the volume      harshness and disregard for them in         that went after her.                                      is thinning, the bags        me. … So I bought you a rose, on
and whimpered my voice to “Love         front of our kids – often clutching            But it appears that                                    she carries under her        the way home from work, to open
her today, Find one hundred ways.”      mommy’s dress, crying for us to             long after the fascina-                                 eyes, and her waist,           the door to a heart that I hurt, and
   Time stopped, though trav-           stop the senseless bickering and            tion stopped – so had                                the roughness of her              I hoped you noticed this look in my
eling the speed of sound, I remem-      accusations, and the yelling. Why           the laughter;                                               hands and cold feet        eyes, ’cause I’m gonna make things
bered carnations, croton leaves         do we often go drinking with our            and the hurting                                             causes the same            right, for the rest of your life …”
and plumeria lei; all leftovers from    buddies and seek forbidden plea-            began, fes-                                                hurt as the slap               And when you retire to bed
a graduation party or Memorial          sures when questions from tender            tering a sore.                                           across the face, the          whisper, “And I’m gonna hold you
Day ceremony – but never roses          voices ask, “Mommy, where’s                 This sore, when                                       punches to the body –            tonight … tonight, do all those little
jus’ becuz. I never sunk so deep as     daddy?” A tear runs from glazed             not treated with deep                               the black and blues that           things … for the rest of your life.”
I did in the Spirit of ’76 that day     and distant eyes onto the fore-             affection and concern, mus-                   don’t show on the surface,                  If you’re serious and say it with
as I was reminded of my stingi-         head of the little child, “Daddy stay       ters a congregation of hate,             but are hidden deep beneath her               real intent and meaning, you’ll have
ness to a devoted “best friend.”        working; he goin’ come home soon. blame, deceit, empty                               breasts, piercing her heart. It’s been        a great Father’s Day – jus’ becuz you
And though married with children,       … Let mommy finish cooking,                 promises, shame, guilt,                  said that a cracking whip will tear           put her first. Do all the little things
going steady was our theme song.        OK?” I often wonder how many                vengeance and inevi-                     the flesh, but it’s the whip of the           that matters most in her life – let
   Our women                            times I was responsible for Car-            table death – of a friendship,            tongue that will shred the soul.             every day be Mommy’s Day. Take
                                                                                    a marriage, even of a spouse.                 How many of us men are guilty            care of your Babes, quit searching;
                                                                                                                               of this? How shame that we’ve               there’s no one else that will love
                                                                                                                                                forgotten all that         you more. Happy Father’s Day. 
                                                                                                                                                our “forever part-
                                                                                                                                               ners” had done, all            Jeno Enocencio writes about
                                                                                                                                               the sacrifices made;        the many hats he wears. This is the
                                                                                                                                              that we stoop so low         third in the Surviving the Enemy
                                                                                                                                                  to comment on            series about overcoming adversity.
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                                 O‘ahu-born Nicole Scherzinger sizzles on stage as the front woman for the Pussycat

                                 Dolls, but it was advice from a surfing lesson that helped her keep cool in her ascent                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    s p e cI a l
                                 from slippahs to stardom.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                n o l a n ro b e rt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        p u l l - ou t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           M a k a awa awa
                                             “I got all buss up from the reef,” she said, recalling a surfing lesson at Keaulana’s in Nänäkuli, O‘ahu. “And my uncle                                                                                                                                                                                                                      s e ct I on
                                            said, ‘Never fight the ocean.’ ”
                                                She keeps his advice close to her heart, and it helps her to stay afloat in the rough waters of show biz. On stage, Scher-
                                              zinger is a star, but off stage, she’s a sistah from Wai‘anae, O‘ahu, who embraces her Hawaiian heritage. And with her                                 Pussycat Dolls’ Scherzinger is coming
           Nicole Scherzinger
           looking relaxed
                                                new solo album in the works, she’s looking to bring her island background into the studio.
                                                    “For me, it’s important to show my Hawaiian heritage through my work and how I carry myself in my life,” she                                     home to perform for island fans
           wearing Desanka                        said. “It’s a very hard business that I’ve chosen, but I’ve managed to do it all while remaining grounded to where I
           at a Hollywood                          come from and my family. I’m grateful every day to God and my family that I can keep the aloha spirit through it
           event. - Photo: Jon                      all. I’ve grown a thicker skin, but my heart is always true.”
           Kopaloff/FilmMagic                            Scherzinger has been in the public eye since she first belted out Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You”
                                                      in an audition for the reality show Popstars in 2001. That audition earned her a spot in the girl group Eden’s
                                                        Crush, alongside fellow Hawaiian Maile Misajon.
                                                            After Eden’s Crush disbanded, Scherzinger performed for a bit as Nicole Kea, adopting her family’s name.                                        Her Name iS                                                 By T. Ilihia Gionson   Publications Editor
                                                            Her big song was a cover of “Breakfast In Bed” on the soundtrack of 50 First Dates. It was an island-style
                                                              remake, a genre she hopes to do more work in.
                                                                    In 2003, Scherzinger joined the Pussycat Dolls and her fame skyrocketed.
                                                                     Scherzinger lived her early years in Honokai Hale on the west side of O‘ahu. Her ‘ohana followed her
                                                                 tütükäne’s military career to Kentucky when she was just 4, and though you can take the Hawaiian out of
                                                                 Hawai‘i, you can’t take Hawai‘i out of the Hawaiian.
                                                                    “When my mom and her family moved from Hawai‘i, they still wanted to keep the roots going. So
                                                               they made a dance group, Sons and Daughters of Hawai‘i,” Scherzinger said. Her mom, uncles and aun-
                                                             ties – all 10 of them – toured Kentucky and Indiana with the music and dance of Hawai‘i and Polynesia.
                                                            Mom – the lead dancer of the troupe – taught her some hula, but “as you can imagine, there aren’t too many
                                                           hälau in Kentucky.”
                                                               Music and dance were an integral part of Scherzinger’s upbringing. “They wanted to keep the connection,
                                                             and bring a piece of aloha to people who wouldn’t otherwise see it. I got my voice from tütü. She has the
                                                              voice of an angel,” she said of her tütüwahine, the lead singer of the group.
                                                                   But there’s more to Scherzinger’s Hawaiian heritage than music and dance.
                                                                    “I don’t know if many people know I’m Hawaiian, but hopefully that’s how I represent,” she said. “When
                                                                 people see me, they see something special about me. I don’t know many artists that travel the world that can
                                                                  say they’re Hawaiian. I’m so proud to have that heritage, culture and music inside of me.”
                                                                      After the Pussycat Dolls’ Doll Domination tour wraps up – the final shows are in Europe after the
                                                                  June 13 Honolulu concert – Scherzinger is headed back to the studio for work on her solo album titled
                                                                  Her Name Is Nicole.
                                                                     “I can’t wait till one day, when I go solo, I’ll be able to have more Hawaiian influences in my music
                                                                and the whole world can see,” she said.                                                                         PD::DDT::09 >   Pussycat Dolls
                                                                                                                                                                                                Doll Domination Tour
                                                                     Some of her solo singles feature Hawaiian influences. In “Puakenikeni,” she employs the Hawaiian
                                                                   poetic tradition of using elements of nature to wax romantic. “Baby Love” opens with a soft slack-key                        8 p.m. Saturday, June 13
                                                                    melody. And the music video for “Whatever U Like” featured her Hawaiian friends and a Sämoan                                Neal Blaisdell Arena
                                                                     artistic director and choreographer.                                                                                       Honolulu, O‘ahu
                                                                         But even with a world of Hawaiian influence in a studio in Los Angeles, it’s nothing like home.                        The Honolulu show is pre-
                                                                       “There’s no place like Hawai‘i in the whole world,” she said. “I’ve been all around the world, and                       sented by Hawai‘i Pacific
                                                                        no place smells like Hawai‘i. When I’m at home, I get back to what’s important in life: family and
                                                                                                                                                                                                Entertainment. Tickets         The Pussycat Dolls’ first appear-
                                                                                                                                                                                                are $60, $70 and $80,          ance in Hawai‘i will be a homecoming
                                                                            All of her family is now back on O‘ahu, up and down the Wai‘anae Coast. With her success,
                                                                        Scherzinger was able to buy a home for her mom in Mäkaha, with the rest of the ‘ohana nearby.                           and can be bought at the       for lead singer Nicole Scherzinger,
                                                                       And although Scherzinger’s house is in L.A., she comes home often. And what’s the first thing she                        Blaisdell Box Office, online   who will perform along with fellow
                                                                      does upon arrival? Why, grind, of course.                                                                                 at, at all    dolls Melody Thornton, Jessica Sutta,
                                                                        “When they come to pick me up, my mom and aunties always have poke in the cooler from Tanio-                            Ticketmaster outlets, and by   Ashley Roberts and Kimberly Wyatt.
                                                            ka’s, sushi and cuttlefish!” From there, it’s on to Matsumoto Shave Ice and the rest of the food that we take                       phone at 800-745-3000. For     “I can’t wait to see my family
                                                           for granted in Hawai‘i. “I love dried aku and poi, kälua pig and cabbage, lomi salmon. … I come home and I                           information, visit hawaii      and share what I do with them,”
                                                          eat so much poi, mac salad and rice. … I love my plate lunches!”                                                                  Scherzinger said. “I’m gonna make
                                                             “I go out (to Hawai‘i) every chance I get,” Scherzinger said. “My family makes up such a huge part of me.”                                                        it a very special show. I’m very proud
                                                         And when she comes home, the pop-star persona stays at the airport. “What my Hawaiian family has taught                                                                                                                                     Nicole Scherzinger gets a makeup
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               to come home and represent.”                                          touch-up backstage at a Hollywood
                                                         me kept me really grounded, with good perspective. That’s my strength,” she said. The ‘ohana yells for Cola,
                                                         Elikolani, Sistah or just plain Cuz – no high makamaka here.                                                                                                                                                                                shindig. - Photo: Mark Mainz/Getty
                                                            “You should see me at Tamura’s (Superette in Wai‘anae) in my surf shorts and bikini, no makeup, pua keni-                                                                                                                                Images for Conde Nast Media Group
                                                         keni in my ear,” she said. “That’s as big shot as I get at home. Everybody’s like, ‘That’s not me, ah?’ ” 
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                                                                                                                                                    Nolan’s parents divorced years ago, and Cheryl,           a workout technique for video for at-home instruction.       always the No. 1 beauty tip.”                               peanuts, no money basically, just to build my portfolio.
                                                                                                                                                   Nolan and his sister, Charisse, moved to California        Meanwhile, he’s aspiring to make another dream come            “But bronzer, I’m telling you, bronzer is my favorite.    And somehow I made a lot of connections through net-
                                                                                                                                                    in 1990 when he was a sophomore at McKinley               true: being a contestant on the TV show Dancing with         You have to have that. And cream blushes – find that        working. I got a call from Lifetime in the summer of

                                 Blush,                                                                fabulous!
                                                                                                                                                     High School. “I moved and took the two chil-             the Stars. “Wouldn’t that be amazing?” he asks. “That’s      color, it’s like a bronzy coral. They can put (the cream    2008 at 9 in the morning, ‘We were referred to you.
                                                                                                                                                      dren,” says Cheryl. “He went to school in Cal-          the fun thing I want to do.” His dad, Frank, says that       blush) on their eye, put it on their lips, put some mas-    Can you come in tomorrow for an audition for this show
                                                                                                                                                       ifornia. He taught everybody how to eat Spam           even now Nolan “can stand in front of the mirror all day     cara on, and they’re good to go.” A total look can be       called ‘Blush?’ I was like, sure. I didn’t know anything
                                                                                                                                                        musubi. The white people were like, ‘What is          long and just dance.”                                        complete in 10 minutes, he says. On second thought,         about it. I went in and auditioned, one out of 10,000
                                                                                                                                                         that?’ ”                                                After his vacation, Nolan was heading to Atlanta,         “Less than 10 minutes!”                                     people. I guess it was just fate that I left the company
                                                                                                                                                             In May, the family was together for the          Phoenix and Dallas, where as part of Max Factor’s              Nolan, who spent about seven months in New York           that kind of held me down for nine years. It’s just been
                                                                                                                                                          first time in 11 years when the three visited       100th anniversary, he’s helping to choose the next ‘face’    City trying to make it on Broadway, found his way to        really exciting since summer.”
                                                                                                                                                          Honolulu and helped Frank celebrate his 61st                                                                                                                                    Nolan is using his $100,000 winnings to start a Nolan
                                  Nolan Makaawaawa takes on the beauty industry in a very Hawaiian way                                                     birthday with a big party in Papakölea. “Mel                                                                                                                                Robert makeup line, which he wants to have a hand in
                                                                  By Lisa Asato | Public Information Specialist                                            Cabang performed for about an hour. He was                                                                                                                                  creating. He dislikes the idea of putting his name and
                                                                                                                                                           amazing,” says Charisse, who describes their                                                                                                                                logo on something pre-made. “That’s one of my big-
                                                                                                                                                           family as “very tight knit.” The three live near                                                                                                                            gest goals right now is to open my makeup line … so
                                       When you’re trying to break into a business ruled by names like Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder and                       to each other in Orange County, and she says,                                                                                                                               I’m just trying to find sponsors, chemists. It’s all in pro-
                                    Shu Uemura and you’ve got a last name like Makaawaawa, you’ve got to make a decision whether                           “A day doesn’t go by where we don’t talk to                                                                                                                                 duction,” he says, describing the concept as afford-
                                    to simplify. That’s what Nolan Robert Makaawaawa did some time ago, dropping his name for the                          one another or see one another.”                                                                                                                                            able, with lipsticks priced at around $12, and made for
                                    catchier Nolan Robert.                                                                                                    For the weeklong trip home in the Islands,                                                                                                                               everyday women as well as makeup artists with an eye
                                       “It’s too long – although I do love it,” he says, of his family surname.                                           it was play, play, play and sun, sun, sun. There                                                                                                                             toward high-definition photography and filming.
                                       But the abbreviated moniker doesn’t reflect disrespect for his Hawaiian heritage. He proved that                   were no scheduled appearances at schools,                                                                                                                                       His line will also include a men’s line, which he
                                    during filming of Lifetime’s reality contest Blush: The Search for the Next Great Makeup Artist,                     like he did on his last trip home in January.                                                                                                                                 hopes will help men get to a point where they’re as
                                    which he won last year – beating out nine other contestants and 10,000 applicants – landing him                          “My No. 1 thing is spending time with my                                                                                                                                  comfortable buying make up over-the-counter as
                                    $100,000 and a contract with Max Factor as a makeup artist, one of three such positions it has.                       family … and to enjoy myself and relax,”             The Makaawaawaas —                                                                                                      women are. “I had a lot of straight clients that came
                                                                                                                                                             Nolan says, sitting in the lobby of the Prin-     Charisse, Frank, Cheryl and                                                                                             and purchased things from MAC,” he says. “Everyone
                                       “He made sure they introduced him as ‘Makaawaawa’ on national TV,” says Cheryl Makaawaawa,
                                                                                                                                                              cess Ka‘iulani Hotel in Waikïkï, where           Nolan — reunited for the                                                                                                wants to look their best. It’s just how you package it. So
                                           his mom and manager. “He wanted his dad and the Makaawaawa (‘ohana) to feel proud.”                                                                                                                                                                                                         I have my ideas, but they’re secret.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                               first time in 11 years in
                                                    “That sealed the deal,” says his dad, Frank Makaawaawa, a singer for                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cheryl, his mom, was a former makeup artist and
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Hawai‘i. - Photo: Lisa Asato
                                                         Touch of Gold. “I felt real proud.” Proud and “very happy that
                                                               my son – he’s away from me, he lives in L.A. –
                                                                     can do something like that. He’s so
                                                                                                                                          highlight                                                                                                                                                                                    modeling instructor. She passed some of her skills to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       her son, and says, “I kept emphasizing blending, but he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       went one step further in being precise. He’s extremely
                                                                                                                                              Look for In Style magazine’s September
                                                                             gifted. I think he get my                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 immaculate in his work.”
                                                                                                                                              issue, when Nolan Makaawaawa will be
                                                                                    talent.”                                                  the featured makeup artist for actress                                                                                                                                                      As for his Hawaiian roots, Frank, his dad, says
                                                                                                                                              Jessica Stroup of 90210. The May 22                                                                                                                                                      Nolan’s humbleness helped him succeed on Blush
                                                                                                                                              photo shoot in New York City was part                                                                                                                                                    and helped him to get where he is today. “He’s not a
                                                                                                                                              of the prize package from the Lifetime                                                                                                                                                   person that is stuck up or conceited,” Frank says. “No,
                                                                                                                                              reality contest Blush: the Search for the                                                                                                                                                he makes sure everybody’s doing good around him as
                                                                                                                                              Next Great Makeup Artist.                                                                                                                                                                well as himself. That’s the Hawaiian side.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nolan says he didn’t realize how special it was to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Hawaiian and be from Hawai‘i because as a youth he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       always wanted to live in L.A. Now, he says, he under-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       stands its meaning. “I’m so proud to be Hawaiian,” he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       says. That background and upbringing affects “the way
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       I make friends, socialize, everything – the way my mom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and sister do too,” he adds.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “Coming from Hawai‘i and being Hawaiian, I think
                                                                                                                                                                                                              of the cities that represent the company’s four largest      makeup artistry through acting. Between auditions,          it’s our nature to give and to be humble and to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                              markets. (Houston is also among them.)                       he freelanced as a makeup artist. Even in California,       grounded. Everybody (here) is just so nice and giving
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 “I loved being a judge for a change. It was fun,” he      when he was dancing for Lion King at Disneyland or          and constantly giving hugs,” including the waitresses, he
                                                                                                                                                                                                              says, describing his judging style as anything but harsh.    playing the role of the villainous Spanish Lt. Cortez in    says, laughing. “You don’t get that in California, or in
Nolan Makaaawaawa is                                                                                                                                                                                          “I was like the Paula Abdul.”                                the musical The Heart of the Sun, he would find himself     the mainland, period. So I think that kept me grounded
using the winnings from                                                                                                                                                                                          What struck his judge’s eye was a woman’s confi-          marrying his performance talents with cosmetology,          on the (reality) show because you’re more patient,
a reality show to start his                                                                                                                      friends, family and his partner of 14 years, Gary            dence, he says. “I think that’s what a makeup artist tries   applying makeup for himself and others. “I really fell in   you’re a little more understanding. You mean business,
own makeup line. His mom,                                                                                                                       Roush, gathered nearby at a shady table near the pool.        to achieve is to bring out that confidence in everyone.      love with applying makeup,” he says. “That definitely       but you mind your own business. Being from Hawai‘i
Cheryl, describes his artistry                                                                                                                    And who can blame Nolan for seeking some rest and           And that’s the rewarding part of a makeup artists’ job.      was the beginning of that.”                                 definitely allows you to be friends with everyone.” 
as “extremely immaculate,”                                                                                                                     relaxation? In L.A., he is busy setting up buyers and          It’s a transformation in giving them confidence. …              After settling back in L.A., he worked at MAC Cos-
as seen in these photos of                                                                                                                     sponsors for his in-production makeup line and creating           “It’s like finding that perfect dress that makes you      metics but left the company in January 2008, after nine

his work, at top and on fac-                                                                                                                   a make-up tips DVD — soon to be available via the              feel sexy. Makeup doesn’t have to be a dark shadow.          years. “I decided to move my career forward and take a
ing page. - Photos: Courtesy                                                                                                                   Internet. Through all of this, he’s a workout machine:         It just has to be that certain color that gives you that     chance,” says Nolan, who is 33. “I left my job, my rela-                                                                s p e cI a l
of Nolan Robert                                                                                                                                when he’s not working out or doing weight training,            feeling, that ‘pop,’ whether it’s a lip gloss, it doesn’t    tionship with MAC. I did all these free projects, photos      n I col e sch e r z I n g e r                          p u l l - ou t
                                                                                                                                               he teaches turbo kickboxing and hip-hop hustle at the          matter,” he says with a laugh.                               shoots, music videos (look for him as a backup dancer                                                                  s e ct I on
                                                                                                                                               24-Hour Fitness in Orange County. He’s also creating              For women in the summer, he says, moisturizing “is        in Madonna’s video Beautiful Stranger). I did it all for
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Salä’s Napo‘ona
Mahina a
                                             CD review
                                                                                   H      He makana makamae lua ÿole ka ÿölelo
                                                                                          Hawaiÿi. He ala e hele pili pälua ai me nä
                                                                                          küpuna Hawaiÿi o ke au i o Kikilo. He ala
perfect                                                                                   lanakila no ka hoÿonaÿauao a no ka hoÿoikaika
performance                                                                               ÿana i nä pua o Hawaiÿi no këia au hou.
By francine Murray                                                                                 Ka Papa 2009                                                  Terina Naki
Broadcast/Media Coordinator                                                                                                                                   Naÿalehu Tolentino
                                                                                                            Ke Kula
                                                                                                ‘O Näwahïokalani‘öpu‘u
                                            Napo‘ona Mahina:                                                                                                    Ke Kula Kaiapuni

                                                                                             Denyce Kathryn Mälia Donaghy                                          ‘O Änuenue
              hen I close my eyes
              and let the music take           the Illusion of Reality                           Tazzlynn Makalika Pavao                                         Keoki Arakaki III
                                                                                         Kopa Makua Waokele O Puna Naeÿole
              me, I feel I’m in Car-           Aaron J. Salä                             Maikalanikahanuakealoha Sonoda Dias
                                                                                                                                                              Kaniala Benjamin IV
                                                                                                                                                          Hänaiakamalama Camara III
negie Hall. Napo‘ona Mahina:                   Hula records                        Shorinna Lei Aliÿi ÿIo Kanoiÿilaÿa Ka Ua Lilinoe Campbell   Kaulahealani Kalanikahimakaialiÿi Crawford-Kapanui
the Illusion of Reality is a com-                                                                   Nakea-Francisco Lee                                           Kekoa DeRosa
                                                                                              Daniel Keaomaluhia Roseguo
plete and perfect performance.             of the moon, as there are very              Tyler Kahopukahi Michael Packard Gartley
                                                                                                                                                Kekoa Kalamau Lokomaikaÿiomakamae Donner
                                                                                                                                                                  Lepeka English
You will be uplifted, entranced by         many Hawaiian mele describing                       Krislyn Kähealani Mansinon                         Kauÿihoÿokenoohekeiauloapökaÿi Fernandez
melodrama and whisked away by              mahina, our heavenly moon.                        Billie Sakuyo Kähealani Hiraishi                     Kapela Hiÿileikeelikolani Maluhia Keau Kahili
the technically ideal recording.               Salä performs a distinguished                Becca Miyo Kapualeiÿula Hiraishi                            Kaÿimipono Moronae Kamauoha
                                                                                     Lewin James Kaleiomälamaaloha Chartrand, Jr.
   It is not hard to understand why        rendition of Randie Fong’s song of                                                                            Künani Kuÿupuaonälani Kauahi
this album and its                                        praise for our beloved                                                                                 Kaina Keanaÿäina
                                                                                                    Ke Kula Kaiapuni
                                                                                                                                                                ÿÄina Keliÿi-Supnet
Nä Hökü Hanohano                                          Queen Lili‘uokalani,                    ‘O ‘Ehunuikaimalino
                                                                                                                                                    Kamanakanaalohamakamaeokalani Keola
award-winning artist is                                   “Mele o Ke Ke‘ena                        Hualani Hashimoto                                           Lono Poÿokela Kon
nominated for a 2009                                      Kalaunu.” And                            Këhaunani Kaÿaihue                                   ÿAwapuhi Kuahiwi Koanui-Kong
                                                                                                     Kekona Kaÿaihue
Haku Mele Award                                           the name song for                          Kealohi Kahikina
                                                                                                                                                                  Ka Laeÿula Lee
                                                                                                                                                              Kawehilani McShane
for the best new song                                     “Hi‘ialoleimakua,”                        Kawehi Kamanawa                                                Kekoa Sitarek
or chant primarily                                        also by Kahaunaele,                       Kainoa Kamanawa                                               Nohokai Sojot
in ‘ölelo Hawai‘i.                                        is quite charming.                            Hulali Pai                                            Kapononui Takamiya
                                                                                                    Kawika Rodriguez
“Pulupë Ka ‘Ili” by                                          A loko o Hawai‘i                    Mapuana Spinney-Takaki
                                                                                                                                                                    Lawaÿe Vea
Kainani Kahaunaele                                        ke aloha. As love                                                                      Hoÿonani Kahimaluokameakiÿekiÿeloa Wähilani
                                                                                                Kahelemauna Taumoefolau                                  Kumuhonuaikauëokalani Wong
is rich with sweet har-                                   resides in the depths                    Mealoha Underwood                                          Teare Zick-Mariteragi
mony and resonates of                  ¯ ¯
                                     Hoku award-win-      of Hawai‘i, “Kän-
opulent vocals. We are               ning artist Aaron    aenae A Ke Aloha”                         Ke Kula Kaiapuni                                                 Ke Kula
                                      J. Sala. - Photo:
                                            ¯                                                         ‘O Kekaulike                                          ‘O Samuel M. Kamakau
left in awe. Hana hou!                                    features very dreamy
                                            Lisa Asato                             Makoa Kekinomana O Uahanekapeaumehoÿoikaika kiaha Aikala          Jacob Alexander Mauinuikamaokalani
   This album is                                          lyrics by Mänaiaka-                   Kiana Hokulani Atkinson                              Kamanuiokapomahealani Kaoiwi Enos
also nominated                                            lani Kalua, and this                     Reccie Aliilani Keawe                                   Pülama Manono Goodhue
for Hawaiian Language Per-                 very special mele was put to music                 Kalalena Ekewaka Kapoo Piena                                Ikaika Thomas Smith Freitas
                                                                                           Whitney Liliÿi Anela O Kalani Puha
formance, Graphics – and you               by Salä and Dave Tucciarone.                   Kuaika Akoni Aloha Maluhia Quenga
                                                                                                                                                           Kamalei Malulani Chandler
can hear this one from the start               If you haven’t felt it yet, “Non                                                                        Jessie Kaleikaumaka Ohera-Aweau
                                                                                                   Kaulana Kuulei Ryan
– Male Vocalist of the Year.               T’Amo Più” will transport you               Michael Keeney Kaleikaumaka Thompson                                   Ke Kula Kaiapuni
   The title song tugs at the heart-       to the world-famous concert hall                         Keola Kawehi Wai                                              O Kapa‘a
strings. “Napo‘ona Mahina” was             of Manhattan. With every strike                          Ke Kula Kaiapuni
                                                                                                                                                      Jacob Samuel Maikaÿiÿopio Kühaulua
written by Manu Boyd. Here                 of the keys the senses are height-                       O Hinaikamalama                                             Ke Kula Ni‘ihau
resides love so warm, i ‘ane‘i ke          ened, and the drama of this Italian                     Kaÿohele Ritte-Camara                                          O Kekaha
aloha pumehana. The beautiful              tale unfolds. Tu fosti del mio cor                     Kuÿuipo Kaiama-Lenwai                               Kelsey Änuenuenaniokalani Kanahele
lyrics were set to music by Mahi           l’unica speme, you were my heart’s                         Halelu Sibayan                                        Maynard Kalaniuÿi Kelley
                                                                                                   Uaia-Keola Napoleon                                  Tiffany Kuÿuleimomi Gampong
Beamer and Robert Cazimero, and            sole desire … my mind’s only
then shared with the world by the          thought. The passion and emotion
multitalented Salä at the piano.           of this track stir the soul. Bravo!
   As his fingers dance across                 Salä says of this selection of                  “E lawe i ke aÿo a mälama, a e ÿoi mau ka naÿauao.”
the keys, “Sweet Moonlight”                songs: “Their combined intimacy
by J. Kamakäneoaloha Hop-                  offers a tale of joy and sadness,
                                                                                                                     –Na Pükuÿi
kins is an absolute delight, as            love and hate, euphoria and des-
is the lighthearted “Pö La‘ila‘i”          peration. Only, that tale is yours to
by Mary Kawena Püku‘i, which               implore and to share, if you will.” 
speaks of the tranquil moonlit
night. There are many Hawaiian                 F or information, visit Hula
names for the different phases    or call 800-756-4852.
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                                                                                                          Pö‘AHä, Lä 11 o iune                                             ongoing

                                                                                                        KAmeHAmeHA DAy CeLebrAtion                                        mäui tHe Kite mAKer
                                                                                                        Kapa‘au to Häwï, Kohala, Hawai‘i. 8 a.m.-                         Bishop Museum, Kalihi, O‘ahu
                                                                                                        4 p.m.                                                            Twenty five kites made of kapa by students
                                                                                                        An all-day celebration will honor Kame-                           from Wai‘anae Elementary School and Ka
                                                                                                        hameha I in his North Kohala birthplace. Fes-                     Waihona O Ka Na‘auao Public Charter
                                                                                                        tivities start with lei-draping of the King’s                     School in Nänäkuli, O‘ahu, are on display
                                                                                                        original statue in Kapa‘au at 8 a.m., a parade                    at the Bishop Museum as part of the Sci-
                                                                                                                   from Häwï to Kapa‘au at 9 a.m., and                    ence and Culture of Art program. Museum
                                                                                                                       then an all-day ho‘olaule‘a at                     admission applies. 847-3511 or bishop
                                                                                                                        Kamehameha Park in Kapa‘au              
                                                                                                                         with music, hula, food and
                                                                                                                         educational activities.

                       Kane share their Ha‘a
                         ¯                                                                                            KAmeHAmeHA feStivAL
                                                                                                                      Moku Ola, Hilo, Hawai‘i. 10
                           Koa (Dance of the
                                                                                                                    a.m.-5 p.m.
                        Warrior) at the Kame-                                                           A continuation of the celebration started in
                      hameha Festival's Ho‘ike                                                          1872 by royal decree. Honor the memory of
                      Ha‘a Koa. - Photo: Courtesy                                                       Kamehameha I with music, hula, Hilo’s first

                            Kamehameha Festival                                                         oli competition, ha‘a koa exhibition, food,
                                                                                                        cultural presentations, and arts and crafts
                                                                                                        booths. Manuahi.

                                                                                               Wai‘anae Elementary School student Riovi Eram scrapes wauke bark           Ka Waihona O Ka Na‘auao charter school student James
                                                                                                 for beating, the first of many steps towards making her own kapa         Brede-Savini admires kumu Dalani’s finished kapa art work.
                                                                                                                            kite. - Photo: Courtesy of Bishop Museum      - Photo: Courtesy of Bishop Museum

                                                                                                                            Pö‘AHä, Lä 25 o iune                       Pö‘Aono-LäPuLe, nä Lä 27-28 o iune

                                                                                                                          SeAn nA‘AuAo At                              Pu‘uHonuA o HönAunAu
                                                                                                                          moonLigHt meLe                               CuLturAL feStivAL
                                                                                                                           Bishop Museum, Kalihi,                      Pu‘uhonua O Hönaunau,
                                                                                                                            O‘ahu. 7 p.m.                              Hawai‘i. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
                                                                                                                            Enjoy Sean Na‘auao’s                       This year’s cultural festival celebrated the
                                                                                                                            island music (“Fish &                      48th anniversary of the National Historic Park.
                                                                                                                            Poi,” “Li Hing Hula,”                      Royal court procession, cultural demonstra-
                                                                                                                                      “Surf Pä‘ina”)                   tions, Saturday canoe rides and Sunday hukilau
 Pö‘Aono-LäPuLe, nä Lä 6-7 o iune                   o Ke KAi                                                                            on the muse-                   and food tasting. Manuahi. 808-328-2288.
                                                    Waikïkï                                                                              um’s Great
PAn PACifiC HuLA exHibition 2009                    Aquarium, Wai-                                                                       Lawn.                         Pö‘AHä, Lä 30 o iune
Hawai‘i Theatre, Honolulu, O‘ahu.                   kïkï, O‘ahu. 7 p.m.                                                                 $20, $15 in
Pö‘aono, 7 p.m. Läpule, 1 p.m.                      Entertainment,                                                                  advance, $10                       DArren benitez At moonLigHt meLe
The 10th anniversary Pan Pacific Hula Exhi-         food and fun                                                               members, military                       Bishop Museum, Kalihi, O‘ahu. 7 p.m.
bition brings together the best Hawaiian music      for the ‘ohana.                                                          and Bankoh employees                      Enjoy Darren Benitez’s falsetto stylings and
and hälau from Hawai‘i, California and Japan.       Aquarium exhibits                                                      and customers. 847-                         katchi katchi hits on the museum’s Great
$15-40. 528-0506 or              will remain open                                                3511 or                          Lawn. Also hear Hökü Zuttermeister. $20, $15
                                                    throughout the evening.                                                                                            in advance, $10 members, military and Bankoh
 Pö‘Aono, Lä 13 o iune                              $25 adults, $10 keiki 7-12, under 6 man-         LäPuLe, Lä 28 o iune                                              employees and customers. 847-3511 or bishop
                                                    uahi. 550-8457 or                                                                 
“HAwAi‘i nei” oPening reCePtion                                                                     Kï Hö‘ALu feStivAL
Volcano Art Center, Hawai‘i Volcanoes               Pö‘Aono, Lä 20 o iune                           Maui Arts & Cultural Center,                                       Pö‘AHä, Lä 2 o iuLAi
National Park, Kïlauea, Hawai‘i. 5-7 p.m.                                                           Kahului, Maui. 2-7 p.m.
Art inspired by and celebrating Hawai‘i’s           nä meA HAwAi‘i HuLA KAHiKo                      Bring your chairs or häli‘i and enjoy Hawai‘i’s                    HöKü zuttermeiSter At
native species. The exhibit runs until Aug. 2, 9    Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park,                best slack key guitar musicians including                          Ke KAni o Ke KAi
a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Manuahi, but park entry fees     Kïlauea, Hawai‘i. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.              Walter Keale, LT Smooth, David Kahiapo,                            Waikïkï Aquarium, Waikïkï, O‘ahu. 7 p.m.
apply. 808-967-7565 or        Kumu hula Emery Aceret’s Hälau Nä Pua O         Donald Kaulia, Paul Togioka, Kevin and Ikaika                      Entertainment, food and fun for the ‘ohana.
                                                    Uluhaimalama perform at the hula platform at    Brown and more! Manuahi. 808-242-7469 or                           Aquarium exhibits will remain open throughout
 Pö‘AHä, Lä 18 o iune                               Ka‘auea, overlooking Halema‘uma‘u. Man-                                                      the evening. $25 adults, $10 keiki 7-12, under 6
                                                    uahi, but park entrance fees apply. 808-967-                                                                       manuahi. 550-8457 or
brotHerS CAzimero At Ke KAni                        8222 or                                                 mele ‘ailaNa • ISL AND MUSIC SCE NE                                                                                        I une2009 | 2 1

Nä Hökü gala hopes to help music industry in hard times
By Liza Simon                                                                                                                                                                   public a chance to get to know artists
Public Affairs Specialist                                                                                                          HARA exec and                                a little better,” Ka‘aihue said of the
                                                                                                                                  Hok¯ winner Pali                              online voting, which ended May 18.

    n the midst of an economic                                                                                                          Ka‘aihue.                               Favorite Entertainer of the Year is the
    downturn, it’s understandable                                                                                                                                               only category decided by a vote from
    that many galas would become                                                                                                                                                the public; all other nominees and
casualties of bottom lines and                                                                                                                                                  finalists are chosen by HARA, which
shrinking budgets. But not the Nä                                                                                                                                               has a membership limited to Hawai‘i-
Hökü Hanohano Awards ceremony                                                                                                                                                   based music industry professionals.
– the show will go on for Hawai‘i’s                                                                                                                                                In view of the economic challenges
Grammy-like awards June 9 in its                                                                                                                                                facing the music business, Ka‘aihue
former home at the Sheraton Wai-                                                                                                                                                said HARA board members are dis-
kïkï, which is set to welcome lumi-                                                                                                                                             cussing ways to expand their kuleana
                                                                                                                                                                                into year-round web-based promo-
                                                                                                                                                                                tion of local artists and their products.
  32nd annual Nä Hökü                                                                                                                                                           Ka‘aihue said organizers of the Hökü
  Hanohano Awards                                                                                                                                                               awards want to be in step with the new
  Tuesday, June 9                                                                                                                                                               realities of the music business, where
                                                                                                                                                                                consumers prefer downloads to CDs.
  Sheraton Waikïkï
                                                                                                                                                                                   “Some of the established local
  For tickets or information, call:                                                                                                                                             music labels are on the forefront and
  593-9424                                   Hawai‘i’s musical luminaries                                                                                                       know how to play in the digital arena,
  email:             gather on stage for a last                                                                                                         but for some of the küpuna, used to
  visit:                                      ¯ ¯¯
                                             song at the 2008 Na Hoku
                                                                                                                                                                                bringing a box of manapua to the
                                             Hanohano Awards. - Photos:
  The awards ceremony will air                                                                                                                                                  radio stations and talking story for
                                             Blaine Fergerstrom
  live on K5 Television at 7:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                            an hour with deejays about their new
                                                                                                                                                                                record, it is sad to see the days are
                                                                                                                                                                                gone forever. But we have to realize
naries of the local music industry                                                                                                                                              that changes are here to stay and make
with their various humble backyard         added several special features to          recording,” said Ka‘aihue, who sees            to the podium to deliver an acceptance     adjustments,” Ka‘aihue said.
roots and beloved legacies.                the usual Nä Hökü Hanohano fare            this as evidence that the annual awards        speech), they maintain a hang-loose           Along with forward-looking tech-
   Even if the evening indulges a          of award presentations, music and          ceremony gives music-industry new-             attitude, judging from the exchange        nology, HARA is also making changes
taste for elegance, event organizer        dance performances and tributes to         comers a goal to work toward, much             of lei, the hugs, and the intimate talk    at this year’s award ceremony that
Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Arts          local music heroes.                        as the Merrie Monarch competition              story caught under the camera lights       pay tribute to Hawaiian tradition.
says the expense is well worth the            To begin with, the theme of the         does for hula performers.                      in the live telecast, though always        There is a now special category for
reward of honoring deserving music         evening will be unity. “For the most          In fact, for the second consecutive         better enjoyed in person, according        kï hö‘alu music. In the past, record-
professionals. “In this challenging        part, we all wala‘au with each other       year, Ka‘aihue said that a Tokyo pro-          to Ka‘aihue. “The one moment that          ings of Hawaiian slack key vied for
economic climate, where hotels have        in the music scene. We are not exclu-      duction company will invite the top            stands out for me was when Israel          honors in the same category as instru-
less than 60 percent occupancy, it’s       sive with our audiences. We all work       Hökü and Merrie Monarch winners to             (Kamakawiwo‘ole) was performing            mental music. “That did not do jus-
turning out that the musicians who         with one another anyway. So we             be the featured stars of a televised cel-      on stage and whatever rift he had with     tice to our talented slack key players,”
play by the pool are the first to get      want the awards night to show that         ebration of Hawaiian music in Japan.           the Makaha Sons was no longer a            said Ka‘aihue. Also, for the first time,
the boot. And what a shame, since it       rather than running parallel, we work      “Getting a Hökü award is so exciting.          problem. All of a sudden, (the Sons)       the telecast of the ceremony will make
was the musicians and their sound          with each other,” said Ka‘aihue.           It’s a springboard for developing cre-         got up from their seats, went to the       history by presenting awards for Haku
who put Hawai‘i on the world map              S prinkled between award pre-           ative new ventures,” said Ka‘aihue.            stage and they played together. It was     Mele, Hawaiian Language Performance
to begin with,” said HARA board            sentations, the evening will feature          This year won’t be the first time           the first time in years they performed     and Hawaiian Album of the Year in
member Pali Ka‘aihue, a Hökü-              unusual pairings of musical acts –         that the Hökü awards shine a spotlight         as one. There wasn’t a dry eye in the      ‘ölelo Hawai‘i with English subtitles.
award winning recording artist and a       old with new, traditional with con-        on the sense of ‘ohana that pervades           house,” said Ka‘aihue.                        “This is a big night to dress up
nominee in this year’s competition.        temporary. Ka‘aihue said to expect         Hawai‘i’s close-knit music scene. In              HARA is also addressing hard            and be part of an event that makes
   “ In addition to challenges of          some surprising juxtapositions             addition to showcasing noted music             economic times for musicians by            Hawai‘i so special,” said Ka‘aihue,
landing a steady gig, musicians            including Amy Hanaiali‘i with Led-         makers, it’s become known for giving           deploying Internet technology to           adding that it is the biggest event of
are up against so many changes in          ward Ka‘apana and Mike Ka‘a‘awa,           props to behind-the-scenes and often           help promote the public profile of         the year for the performing art that
the digital age in trying to get their     Sean Na‘auao with Rebel Souljaz,           unsung talent: audio engineers, liner          Hökü nominees this year. For the           brings so many people together. “Go
music heard and their product out          and Diana Aki with Holunape.               notes writers, graphic arts designers,         first time, the winner of the Favorite     to the beach and you hear people
the public,” Ka‘aihue added, noting           “This year there is a striking mix-     to mention a few of the honorees in            Entertainer of the Year award will be      playing guitar together. The par-
that CD sales are down and radio sta-      ture of respected icons with new-          categories that have grown to 26 this          selected by votes cast on the HARA         ents know Kalapana or C&K. The
tions limit airplay of recording artists   comers vying for awards in the same        year. Then there’s the ambience of             web site, which offers biographical        kids will know the Jawaiian stuff
by sticking to set playlists.              category. Right alongside the Cazim-       the ceremony itself: While artists             notes and musical selections of nomi-      well. But everyone knows at least
   To bring harmony to these sour          eros, there are newly formed groups        are encouraged to bust out their best          nees. “Instead of just voting for a high   a few lines of all the songs. That’s
notes in the music biz, HARA has           like Mänoa Voices, fresh off their first   aloha wear (should they be called up           profile name or a friend, this gives the   how much we share the music.” 
2 2 | I un e 20 0 9                                                               ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯
                                                                                k U k a kU k a • COMMUNIT Y f ORUM                                                     k a wa I o l a | t h e lI v I ng wat er o f o h a

Tyranny and iwi                                                       We are hopeful you will consider signing it and asking your
                                                                      friends (leaders of nations) around the world to do the same!
                                                                                                                                            cate and terminate this illegal occupation and pillaging of our
                                                                                                                                            sovereign resources (Historic Monuments, gravesites, Hawaiian

desecration                                                           When you send it back to me it would confirm we are of the
                                                                      same DNA of true peace and that “Aloha” can! We call it ‘aloha
                                                                      ‘äina, to love the land of your birth and to give back what it
                                                                                                                                            National works of art and science, including our War Memo-
                                                                                                                                            rials, and national treasures) pursuant to article 1-56 of The
                                                                                                                                            Hague Convention.
A letter to President Barack Obama                                    gave to you. To aloha and give back to it, is to make it better and
                                                                      leave it better for those yet to come, therefore:                        4) object to the Akaka Bill’s indecent, devious and false
By Alika Poe Silva                                                                                                                          treatment of “Hawaiian Nationals” as “Native
                                                                               PeTITIoN oF PleDGe oF alleGIaNCe                                Hawaiians,” describing us as a tribe while deliberately

           loha nö my ‘ohana, remember why our küpuna visu-                    aND uNITY BY HaWaIIaN NaTIoNalS                              ignoring good faith and our Hawaiian National History as
           alized, practiced and taught us that those who rule by                 Prepared at Kükaniloko, the piko of the                   a nation among nations, and our more than twenty one (21)
           deception are domed to fail, and that life is ka ‘imi loa,               Hawaiian Nation for June 21, 2009                       International Treaties and Conventions, which identify us as
the great search that involves all aspects of ‘ike pono – sensi-                                                                            Hawaiian Nationals and as an Independent State who are sup-
tivity, perception and righteousness! And, that leadership is only             We, the undersigned, pledge our allegiance to                posed to be protected under International law (article 15 and
respected by truth and genuine aloha, love and living it in action,        our Hawaiian Kingdom Nation, to its 1864 Consti-                 others of The Hague Convention).
in how we treat the ‘äina (the land), our neighbors and how we              tution, and for which its existence of a free nation
educate the unique stories of man’s stored knowledge giving us                   under I‘o, with liberty and justice for all.                  CITIZeNSHIP oF SIGNaTuRe PaRTY:
the key values that intertwined in our DNA and our descriptions                    ua Mau Ke ea o Ka ‘Äina I Ka Pono.                          (Please place the following letter in front of your signature
and connection to the land of aloha, the land of righteousness,                                                                             if you are:)
its people, Hawai‘i!                                                     Therefore, we, the undersigned, protest the egregious acts of         a. Hawaiian National (with Hawaiian Government identifi-
   President Obama, we belong to it as ‘ohana and it belongs war and cultural genocide carried out by the                                   cation) B. U.S. Federal “citizen” of Hawaiian
to us according to our constitutions                                                               U nited States and its military             birth to the ‘äina (with U.S. or State of Hawaii identification)
and treaties between the Hawaiian                                                               on Hawaiian soil against Hawaiian           C. Other (a foreign citizen supporting this
Kingdom and the United States of                                                                Nationals and our inalienable birth-           Petition)
America! With one executive order                                                               rights as Hawaiians, and, therefore,          Signature       Print Name          Mailing Address         Date
you can rightfully end the “tyranny                                                             we, the undersigned, want all of our
and desecration” and correct the U.S.                                                           Hawaiian National Representatives to
military’s occupation of Hawai‘i! We                                                            act on our behalf to protect our inalien-     1.
have been held captive since 1893                                                               able Hawaiian National Rights, Cul-
and our nation’s identity and trea-                                                             ture and Sacred National Treasures.           2.
sures are being exterminated for the
U.S. Army’s purposes! This violates                                                                Therefore, we the undersigned:             3.
our treaties, and you can free our two                                                             A ppeal to all Hawaiian entities
great nations within! And fill the world                                                        representing our Hawaiian Kingdom             4.
with ‘Ohana-Obama-Love, enduring                                                                Nation to assist us in protecting our
hope and dreams respecting life again                                                           inalienable birthrights and national          5.
by your hard work and freedom-pen! Life is ka ‘imi loa, the great search. - Photo: Courtesy sovereignty by meeting with President
There are so many important reasons                                                             Obama of the United States to demand          6.
to save Hawai‘i and our sacred trea- of Darren Ponoke, owner of Cyberwest in Makaha, a peaceful end to its unlawful occu-
sures, yet we can only inform you of Hawai‘i, phone 695-9200.                                   pancy and America’s undeclared war            7.
the peril we as Hawaiian Nationals                                                              against the Hawaiian People; and that
are facing from the U.S. military and the Akaka Bill’s cultural the Hawaiian Kingdom nation seeks redress to repair the dam-                   President Obama ‘ohana, please hear our call for “Aloha and
genocide!                                                             ages and accomplish healing. and further request that the             ‘Ike Pono” and do not allow the U.S. Army to destroy Hawaiian
   Due to our unique location in the middle of the Pacific, we above Hawaiian entities:                                                     National Treasures in Mäkua Valley and Lïhu‘e in Wai‘anae Kai
are sure that the Hawaiian Kingdom, its land of Aloha and its                                                                               and Uka or anywhere in Hawai‘i! If can, be the cure and free
people are the key in saving the world! “Aloha and ‘Ike Pono”            1) Appeal to the International Court of Justice (ICJ)              both our nations from this painful occupation; if can, both our
and the “dream of freedom is the mana” or the access “Mondi” demanding that the United States abide by International law and                nations longed to heal from this ‘eha, injuries, lack of corrective
for love, righteousness and “Justice for All!” We, the most iso- honor all ratified treaties between our two sovereign nations;             actions and if can, true leadership can!
lated endure for it, as a people of peace and nonviolence. We and apply the International law of occupation as defined in the                  Again, President Obama, ‘Ohana and Hawaiian Nationals,
are blessed from what we have gained in knowledge from our 1907 Hague Convention.                                                           the time is near, and we want to invite you to Kükaniloko on
location, and yet, many are still wanting what does not belong                                                                              June 21, 2009, from sunup to sundown to further discuss the
to them and are still learning that two wrongs will never make           2) Appeal for enforcement, protection and redress under Inter-     de-occupation deliberations; bring food if can to celebrate
things right!                                                         national law (Article 1-64 of The Hague Convention) and fur-          reunion of our ‘Ohana and our amazing leaders that will
   We have so much in common in saving the planet from ther object to the violations of our treaties and ongoing, oppres-                   attend and consider our pono history and future for those yet
failure and to take us to the higher humanity level and future, sive cultural genocide, which adversely affects our Hawaiian-               to come!
which requires “Aloha and ‘Ike Pono” in order for all nations to born children, our culture, national status, health, education and            Mahalo piha ‘ohana for your genuine aloha and for giving
survive in our sacred rock canoe together in peace!                   international and local economy.                                      back your kökua. I‘o lako aloha and God grant you the ‘Ike
   The Hawaiian Nationals are organizing with a Petition and                                                                                Pono you need for a solid and true peace for our sacred ‘äina
Pledge to our Hawaiian Kingdom for our representatives to                3) Appeal to the International Court of Justice at The             and keiki yet to come. 
meet with you to assist in the healing of our two great nations as Hague and to all Member States of the United Nations that
our two nations’ leaders agreed to do so in the past!                 the United States government’s undeclared act of war and pro-           Respectfully, Alika Poe Silva, Kahu Kuläiwi, Koa Mana,
   This is what it would and can look like, if can consider your longed unlawful military occupation of our Hawaiian Kingdom                Kupuka‘aina o Wai‘anae, Mäkua Wahipana, O‘ahu, Hawaiian
authority to do right for all nations to follow by your example! Nation be brought to an immediate end and assist us to adjudi-             National. Contact him at
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                                                                                                      The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Project
Native writers eligible for                        are due Sept. 15. Winners will be                  is now available for review. Those on the Project mailing list have already received copies of the Draft
                                                   announced in October, and winning                  EIS. The Draft EIS is also available for download on the Project website or in
$60,000 in awards                                                                                     hard copy at all local public libraries. We hope you have the opportunity to review the Draft EIS and
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be distributed among three Alaska                  National Congress of American                       Puna                  June 18 (Thr)            Pähoa High School Cafeteria                    5-8pm
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                                                                                                    HOEA Art” Workshop
                                                                                                    “Business of
                                                                                                                                                      Hawaiian ‘Ohana for
                                                                                                                                                      Education in the Arts

                                                                                                                                      June 2009 Big Island
                                                                                                                    Workshop presenter, Herman Pi’ikea Clark, Ph.D.
                                        Just say No                                                 “How do Native Hawaiian artists integrate their cultural values as Hawaiians
  About 400 people gathered at the state Capitol May 7 to cheer on Republican Gov. Linda            against the sometimes dissimilar values of the commercial marketplace....?”
  Lingle as she vetoed three tax bills, which Democrats said were necessary to avoid layoffs        Waimea: Saturday, June 13, 2009                       1pm - 4pm at Wai’aka House @ HPA Campus
  and avoid raising the general excise tax in the face of a $2.1 billion shortfall. Democratic      Kona:   Sunday, June 14, 2009                         1pm - 4pm at Kealakehe High School Library
  lawmakers “can’t tax their way out of this economic crisis,” Lingle said to cheers. Her efforts
                                                                                                    Ka'u:   Saturday, June 20, 2009                       1pm - 4pm at Kalaekilohana Bed & Breakfast
  were soon undone. The next day, state lawmakers over-rode her vetoes, allowing the bills
                                                                                                    Hilo:   Sunday, June 21, 2009                         1pm - 4pm at Kamehameha Schools, Kea’au
  to become law. “I think by the end of the day the Legislature will look good because they
  were responsible in balancing their budget,” said House Speaker Calvin Say just before                 Registration forms available at:
  Lingle’s veto. In the crowd, Kalei Lyman, a hotel manager with the employee-owned Aqua                       HOEA ▼ PO Box 1498 ▼ Kamuela, HI 96743
  Hotels and Resorts, applauded Lingle’s veto of the increased hotel-room tax, which he said        office: 885-6541 ▼ fax: 885-6542 ▼ email:
  would hurt tourism and jobs and trickle-down to the entire state. “If I’m not making money,
  how am I going to spend it at L&L (Drive-Inn) and how am I going to fly to Hilo to go see
  the Merrie Monarch Festival,” he asked. “It affects everybody.” The other two over-rides:
                                                                                                                                  HOEA Market
  raises conveyance taxes on real property purchases of more than $2 million and invest-
  ment properties, with percentages of the money directed to Land Conservation, Natural
                                                                                                                                  October 1-4 2009
  Area Reserve and Rental Housing Trust funds; and increases income tax for those earning            ▼ Hawaiian Artist Booths                          ▼ Juried Awards Show              ▼ PIKO Exhibit
  more than $150,000, among other high earners. All the laws will sunset by 2015, when
                                                                                                             ▼ Fashion Show                      ▼ Film Festival              ▼ Hawaiian Concert
  lawmakers foresee an economic turnaround. Pictured with Lingle from left are state Sen.
  Sam Slom, state Rep. Gene Ward (behind Lingle) and Eddie Flores Jr., president of L&L
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                                                                                                             Americans, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and the Richard Smart Fund.
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He Hawai‘i mau a mau                                                                               Kalaupapa’s Henry Nalaielua
                                                   going on in Hawai‘i Nei. They may have                                                                apple,” he said. “All the things I grew up with.”
                  Haunani Apoliona, MSW            left the Islands, but Hawai‘i was where their
                                                                                                                  Colette Y. Machado                        There was no cure for leprosy at that time so
                  Chairperson, Trustee, At-large                                                                                         -
                                                                                                                  Trustee, Moloka‘i and Lana‘i
                                                   hearts remained. What better way to do this                                                           Henry was told he had only a few years to live.
                                                   than to become a part of the largest grass-                                                           Because of that, he saw no good reason for edu-
                                                   roots organization in the Islands, the Asso-                                                          cating himself. Books were not a part of his life
                                                   ciation of Hawaiian Civic Clubs?                                                                      until a friend who was a strong Catholic gave him
   Chairperson Haunani Apoliona invited Tee                                                           This month’s column is again dedicated to          a book about Father Damien de Veuster. Henry
Furtado, who is serving her first term as presi-      S everal of the hui where chartered and      a Kalaupapa warrior who has recently passed           was surprised to learn that he had the same dis-
dent of the Mainland Council of the Association    entered the Association of Hawaiian Civic       on. The column is written by Valerie Monson,          ease that Damien had contracted generations ear-
                  of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, to      Clubs beginning in the mid-1970s. By 1988       staunch advocate and board member of Ka               lier.
                  write this month’s column.       the Mainland Council of the Association of      ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa. A close friend of the                That book had life-changing implications for
                  A past secretary, first vice     Hawaiian Civic Clubs was chartered at the       residents of Kalaupapa, Monson shares her             Nalaielua. He became devoted to Damien and
                  president and president of       association’s annual convention. At this        aloha for Uncle Henry with all of us. Sadly,          would eventually visit Damien’s hometown and
                  ‘Ahahui Kïwila Hawai‘i           point the council included five clubs from      many of us will witness the end of a tumultuous       attend beatification ceremonies in Brussels in
                  o San Diego (Hawaiian            California, Utah, Nevada and Colorado and       era, as the transition is made from sanctuary         1995. He became friends with Damien’s descen-
                  Civic Club), Furtado has         became the fifth council of the association.    to memorial.                                          dants who were as inspired by the life of Nal-
                  also served as the Mainland      Since that time, the council has grown to 12                                                          aielua as Nalaielua was of their ancestor.

                  Council’s director, treasurer    clubs as the association’s work has spread               enry Nalaielua, who wrote about his             There was also sadness for him at Kalau-
Tee Furtado       and first vice president. A      to Hawaiians in Alaska, a third club in Cali-            accomplished life in the memoir No           papa. Soon after he arrived, Nalaielua was told
                  Sacred Hearts Academy            fornia, a second club in Utah, a new club in             Footprints in the Sand, died early April     that his two sisters who he knew had left home
graduate, she earned bachelor’s and master’s       Colorado, Virginia/Maryland/Washington,         17, 2009, leaving the people of Kalaupapa to bid      before him, had also been shipped to Kalaupapa.
degrees from Chaminade College and is the          D.C., area, Illinois, Washington and finally,   aloha to yet another great kupuna who left behind     Both had died before he arrived. He spent years
principal at Blessed Sacrament Parish School       Tennessee. Each one is unique; yet we have      permanent footprints on the hearts of all who         searching for their graves, a search that proved to
in San Diego. Born into the Keahiolalo ‘ohana      a common bond.                                  knew him.                                             be fruitless. It was one of the reasons he became
of Waipi‘o, Hawai‘i, Furtado is a hänai of the                                                         “After hearing that Henry had died that           a strong supporter of a monument on the Kalau-
Furtado family of Makawao, Maui.                      W e all have a story to share that has       morning, I noticed at sunset that there was no        papa peninsula that would list the names of those
                                                   brought us to where we are today. Mine is       rain, just heavy clouds and deep crimson skies,”      who had been sent there because of leprosy. He

          s we look back at our history,           not remarkable, but while growing up in         said Dr. Emmett Aluli, a longtime friend and          not only wanted his name permanently engraved
          Native Hawaiians have been a             the Islands, I was urged by my grandfa-         colleague of Nalaielua. “There was just all this      on the monument, but also the names of his sis-
          people who looked to the heavens         ther to do two things: stand tall and proud     crimson. It was like Henry was passing without        ters.
and traveled far distances. This sense of          to be Hawaiian and study hard so that I can     commotion, without fanfare. He was being wel-            During his lifetime, Nalaielua had many jobs.
adventure brought them to our beloved              do for others. These words of wisdom have       comed home by the ancestors.”                         At Kalaupapa, he was a police officer, carpenter
‘äina which we call our home, Hawai‘i Nei.         remained with me and have served as guide-         Nalaielua was 84 years old. He was born Nov.       and tour driver for Damien Tours. When he was
Likewise, this tendency is still a part of our     posts throughout my life. Part of that was      3, 1925, in the plantation village of Nïnole on the   able to leave Kalaupapa after testing negative for
people and many have continued to travel           as nä ‘öpio within the ‘Ewa Hawaiian Civic      Big Island. When he was just 10 years old, his        the disease in 1949 (drugs to cure leprosy were
across the ocean to new lands across the           Club, which provided scholarships for my        mother was forced to take him to Honolulu on a        introduced to Kalaupapa in 1946), he worked for
continental United States, Alaska and other        high school and college education. Furthering   ship and leave him at Kalihi Hospital because he      Hawaiian Electric and played music after hours.
parts of the world.                                my education and work brought me to Cali-       had been diagnosed with leprosy. Henry was the        He later moved home to Kalaupapa, missing
                                                   fornia where it is now my turn to give back.    third child the Nalaielua ‘ohana had to give up       everything he held dear.
   T he statistics of Census 2000 identified                                                       because of the disease.                                  Although he eventually became an author
that 40 percent of Native Hawaiians live              As pelekikena for the Mainland Council,         Many years later, Nalaielua would still            when his autobiography was published in the fall
outside the ‘äina, with more than 60,000           the post comes with both a sense of pride       remember every detail of that childhood moment        of 2006, Nalaielua might best be remembered
settling in California alone. Some came to         and awesome responsibility; yet it is one       when the ship slipped away from the dock at           as a musician and artist. He produced so many
further their education, others to find new        that I do not do alone. Our component clubs     dawn.                                                 paintings during his lifetime that he had a one-
jobs, and still others to make a fresh start.      are very busy striving to fulfill the mission      “My father was standing at the pier, crying,” he   man show in Honolulu in 2003.
Whatever the reason, these Native Hawai-           of the association. ‘Ölelo classes, gene-       recalled in an interview with this reporter in the       “He was a poet, a composer, a genealogist, a
ians brought with them the culture, customs,       alogy workshops, health projects, Hawaiian      early 1990s. “I’d never seen my father cry before.    storyteller, an artist,” said Aluli, “but what stands
values and traditions passed on by küpuna          craft workshops, mele, hula and ‘ukulele        As the boat went away, as I could see him get-        out for me about Henry is the scholarly and phil-
and continue to pass these on to several gen-      classes, activities for ‘ohana and outrigger    ting farther away, he was crying, crying, crying,     osophical person that he was.”
erations of keiki and to others who became         canoe regattas are being held. Fund raising     crying. He knew he had lost one more child.”             For years, Nalaielua served on the board of
their new neighbors and friends.                   for the purpose of providing scholarships and      In 1941, when Nalaielua was 15, he was told        directors of Nä Pu‘uwai Native Hawaiian Health
                                                   Kau Inoa signups continue, as does our out-     he was being sent to Kalaupapa. It was a move         Systems where he was the guiding force for Aluli
   In order to foster these traditions Native      reach to Hawaiians in other states to assist    he welcomed, so could be free of the barbed wire      and Billy Akutagawa, another good friend, and
Hawaiians founded their hui that allowed           and inform them of the Hawaiian Civic           that ran along the top of the fence that surrounded   others. He also served on the Board of Health for
them to gather, to socialize, to remember and      Club movement. We look forward to the           Kalihi. He immediately relished the wide-open         the State of Hawai‘i.
to teach our culture to all. As time passed,       newest club getting ready to be chartered       spaces of Kalaupapa that reminded him of home.           Burial was at Kalaupapa where his
a number of the hui wanted to be more              hailing from Texas. The association’s work         “There were all these things I was used to –       family and friends gathered together to cele-
involved and keep closer ties with what was        is alive and well on the continent. 6/48       ‘öpae, ‘o‘opu, ginger, watercress, mountain           brate a man whose life was a masterpiece.                                                         leO ‘elele • TRUSTEE MESSA gES                                                                              I une2009 | 2 5

the state’s obligation to all Hawaiians Definition of insanity?
                                                       how the Native Hawaiians’ portion of ceded land                                                          istration. The leaders could at least have
                Rowena Akana                           revenues is spent. The attorney general has also
                                                                                                                             Walter M. Heen                     commented on them. When we deal with
                Trustee, At-large                      stated that OHA’s share of ceded land revenues                        Trustee, O‘ahu                     the Legislature we need to remain flexible.
                                                       belongs to Hawaiians and is not “public money.”
                                                           The WAM Chair also ignores the fact that the                                                            T he ’09 session was a different story
                                                       OHA budget was designed more than 16 years                                                               altogether. This brings us back to Senator

   Editor’s note: In the final days of the leg-        ago by the governor and the state Legislature to                 popular layman’s definition of          Hee’s expanded bill.
islative session, state lawmakers approved a           contain both general funds and trustee-approved                  insanity is, “Doing the same thing
bill cutting OHA’s budget by 20 percent. As of         matching trust funds so that it can better the con-              over and over and expecting dif-           I n his ’09 bill Senator Hee attempted
press time, the bill was pending the governor’s        dition of all classifications of Hawaiians: (1)         ferent results.” By that definition, one might   at least two things: first, to include within
consideration.                                         those with at least 50 percent blood quantum            gather that the OHA trustees are candidates      the lands to be transferred to OHA, certain
                                                       under the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act                 for the pupule house.                            “legacy lands,” such as the Mauna Kea Sci-

        oward the end of this past legislative ses-    of 1920 and (2) any descendants of the aborig-                                                           ence Reserve and the ahupua‘a of Kahana.
        sion, the OHA general funds budget was         inal peoples inhabiting the Hawaiian Islands in           In the last two sessions of the Legisla-       Beyond that, however, he was trying to at
        completely cut by the Senate Ways and          1778. This blending of funds was thought to be          ture, OHA has introduced legislation for-        least get OHA, the beneficiaries and the
Means (WAM) Committee Chair Donna Mer-                 the most effective way to allow OHA to serve the        mulated to have the state acknowledge its        general community to think about OHA’s
cado Kim. While it is still possible that the          entire Hawaiian population, estimated at the last       debt to OHA for “funds” from the use of          mission and its relationship to the ‘äina in
funding will be at least partially restored (the       census to be 400,000 nationwide. OHA will not           ceded lands that were unpaid from 1978 to        broader terms than the past-due monies.
legislative session will not be over at the time of    be able to provide the same level of services to        2008. Both attempts were unsuccessful.
this writing), I was disappointed to hear the rea-     such a large population without the assistance of                                                           I have personally discussed the bill and
sons why the WAM Chair felt the cuts could be          additional general funds from the state.                   I n 2008, the legislation was based on        its balloon approach with Senator Hee. I
justified.                                                 The WAM Chair needs to realize that OHA             an agreement between OHA and the state           agree with him that, especially now, with
   The WAM Chair argued that: (1) OHA has              funds a wide range of programs relating to Edu-         administration that established the debt at      the advent of the Akaka Bill, the benefi-
$300 million in its trust fund; (2) OHA has            cation, Health, Human Services, Housing and             $200 million and provided for payment in         ciaries and the general community need to
$15 million in its fiscal reserve fund; (3) OHA        Economic Development, just to name a few. For           a combination of land and money. That leg-       think about the larger issue of what kind
receives $15.1 million a year in ceded lands pay-      the sake of comparison, while OHA may have              islation was soundly defeated in the state       and how much land (and perhaps not nec-
ments; and (4) OHA received $2.03 million for a        $300 million in its trust fund, Kamehameha              Senate for a number of reasons: the State        essarily ceded lands) can and should be
legal settlement from the Höküli‘a case from the       Schools spends more than that in just one year –        Council of Hawaiian Homestead Associa-           transferred to OHA. Whether fortunately or
Native Hawaiian Legal Corp. (NHLC). However,           only on education!                                      tions argued that at least some of that money    unfortunately, such a broad-based approach
the WAM Chair did not take into consideration              OHA has also subsidized the loss of legisla-        should go directly to the homesteaders;          always raises the specter in the Hawaiian
other circumstances such as:                           tive funds to the Department of Hawaiian Home           other groups quarreled over the land             community of a “global” settlement of all
   • OHA’s trust fund has lost almost $150 mil-        Lands, which by law must be funded by the gov-          choices made by OHA; and some asserted           claims by Native Hawaiians either against
lion, or 30 percent of its value, from its peak in     ernor’s budget. Other state departments that have       that the Hawaiian community should have          the state or the United States. Thus, there
late 2007.                                             been funded by OHA include the state depart-            been consulted about the details before any-     was considerable push back from the com-
   • OHA’s Spending Policy puts an annual cap          ments of Education and Health.                          thing was presented to the Legislature. The      munity against Senator Hee’s proposal.
of 5 percent on withdrawals from our trust fund,           Finally, cutting the funding to Na Pua No‘eau       House of Representatives tried to help, but
so there can be no further withdrawals.                is simply cruel and would destroy a leader in           to no avail.                                        The point of all this is not to put the onus
   • OHA had already agreed to reduce its budget       Hawaiian culture-based education. The WAM                                                                for OHA’s legislative failures on Senator
by 20 percent, like all other state agencies, at the   Chair needs to think about the 1,500 Hawaiian              In this ’09 session we went back to the       Hee. His actions only remind us that the
Legislature’s request. Now they are proposing to       students, their families, 80 teachers that will be      Legislature with another attempt to estab-       Legislature engages in the “art of the pos-
cut 100 percent of our budget. Where is the fair-      adversely affected.                                     lish the $200 million debt and provide a         sible.” There is an old saying about the rela-
ness in that?                                              The actions by the WAM Chair shows why              method of repayment. Again, the Senate           tionship between the executive and the leg-
   • The OHA Fiscal Reserve Fund is not a              OHA needs to constantly educate the Legislature         shot us down. This time the debacle was          islative branches that, “The executive pro-
“rainy day” fund and is actually part of our trust     on Hawaiian history and culture and Hawaiian            caused by Sen. Clayton Hee. Senator Hee          poses and the legislature disposes.” We
fund. It was never meant to be used to make up         rights. But it wasn’t always this way. There was        expanded the concept of our bill and intro-      need to become more active in the art of the
budget shortfalls.                                     time when legislators made it a point to be edu-        duced a dramatically larger view of the          possible by connecting with all legislators
   • OHA’s matching funds for the Native               cated on Hawaiian issues and were all well aware        debate.                                          so that we have more input into their “dis-
Hawaiian Legal Corp. only entitles us to about         of why OHA was created during the 1978 Con-                                                              positions.”
half of the total $2.03 million the NHLC received      stitutional Convention.                                   D oes that mean that we trustees are
for the Höküli‘a settlement. Therefore, OHA will           It was very clear to the legislators and the gov-   insane? I don’t think so.                           OHA itself must assume the process of
only receive about $1 million.                         ernors who served from 1978 to 2000 that the                                                             being more engaging with the Legislature.
   In addition, the $15.1 million ceded land pay-      legislative funds that OHA was to receive were             However, what we failed to remember, on       Just because we have developed what we
ments that OHA receives annually are part of           to serve the Hawaiian population with less than         both occasions, is that in spite of our status   consider solid, meritorious programs or pro-
the state’s legal obligation to pay OHA for its        50 percent blood quantum. This promise was              as a constitutional agency, we operate in the    posals we cannot expect the Legislature to
20 percent pro rata share of income from ceded         made because the law, Chapter 10 of the Hawaii          political arena with regard to everything we     accept them without close scrutiny and crit-
lands. The attorney general has made it clear that     Revised Statutes, made it clear that the ceded          do. Thus, in ’08 we failed to at least keep      icism. It is OHA’s responsibility to “sell”
the Hawaii Constitution makes OHA trustees,                                                                    in touch with legislative leaders and inform     our programs to the Legislature whenever
not the Legislature, responsible for determining                                   See AKANA on page 29        them about our discussions with the admin-       we need their approval or participation. 
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We were brought to Waipi‘o because                                                                       Good news, bad news
of our aloha for kalo
                                                     session. Cain and his family were our co-hosts                                                          issue. In the bill Hee said that this global settle-
                   Robert K. Lindsey, Jr.            for the weekend along with Kanu O Ka ‘Äina
                                                                                                                        Boyd P. Mossman                      ment was the same as Gov. Cayetano’s, which
                   Trustee, Hawai‘i                  Learning ‘Ohana. His wife, Gretchen, daughter                      Trustee, Maui                        was a sensible one in 1999 (when Trustees Hee
                                                     Leah and son Ua were most gracious. Their                                                               and Akana pushed unsuccessfully for Cayeta-
                                                     lo‘i, a Bishop Museum leasehold, is located                                                             no’s global settlement). No one heard about
                                                     midcenter of Waipi‘o. On Sunday morning,                                                                this addition or discussed it except in the inner

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         he Kona winds were blowing gently           May 3, Leah graced us with a hula as her father                loha Käkou,                              offices of Sen. Hee. One would think that after
         across Moku O Keawe at midday the           sang “Hi‘ilawe” in their taro patch. It was her                   The 25th state Legislature is pau     working so many years for OHA and the bet-
         morning of May 2. The skies above           20th birthday and her makana to us. It was one                 for now and we can look back at the      terment of the Hawaiian people that Sen. Hee
Hämäkua were a smoky blue color with haze            of those chicken-skin moments, for the back-        issues OHA worked on with some degree of            would have some aloha left for us guys and
from Kïlauea’s caldera, unusual for this part        drop of her hula was the twin falls of Hi‘ilawe     satisfaction but a greater degree of disappoint-    would be working with us, not against us. Our
of the island where the trade winds usually          and Hakalaoa. We then got to plant kalo in one      ment. Whining and complaining do not solve          luck, I guess. But not to mislead, OHA, faced
prevail. Tütü Pele was watching over us that         of Jim’s lo‘i. We had three meals in the valley     problems but they do attract attention. And so      with nothing or something, agreed to go with
balmy Saturday at Waipi‘o Valley Lookout.            and with each meal we had poi made by the           take the following with a grain of salt, some       his global settlement as an option without any
   F or me, standing at Waipi‘o Lookout is           Cain ‘ohana: the best poi I have ever had.          limu kohu, ‘inamona and an aspirin:                 reference to future claims. This was not some-
always a spiritual experience. How can one              Kanu O Ka ‘Äina Learning ‘Ohana was                 A couple of disclaimers: First, I am not         thing we relished, but we could accept as a con-
not believe that a greater being created the         our other host. The ‘Ohana fed us, housed us,       privy to the inner operations of the administra-    sideration with further study and public hear-
world, for here in this moment in time, a thou-      looked after us, treated us royally. It’s diffi-    tion and the Legislature. I’ve met with leaders     ings. End result: the House didn’t buy the sen-
sand feet below our feet lay the fertile crescent    cult today to find hospitality like that which      before and appreciate their time and atten-         ator’s shenanigans and Hawaiians end up with
of Waipi‘o, etched out of the ground by wind         we enjoyed that weekend. In these busy times,       tion; however, what goes on within their inner      nothing once more.
and water, touched by the hands of our ances-        people just don’t seem to have time to give.        sanctum is an unknown to me. Second may I              With the budget bill, the Senate again, under
tors, blessed by Käne, Kü, Lono and Kanaloa;         Unfortunately, time has become money and            say, I didn’t personally hang out at the Cap-       the astute leadership of Sen. Hee, decided that
an artist’s delight, a slice out of the Bible’s      money thus is competing with aloha – and            itol this session so don’t blame me for “Islam      a 20 percent cut in general funds, as with most
Eden. It is a place where Lïloa and ‘Umialïloa       seems to be taking first place in our busy lives.   Day.”                                               other state agencies, was not enough. They
reigned, Kamehameha took possession of               I want to mahalo the Kahakalau and Pahio               With that, let’s see what transpired at the      wanted zero to come to OHA instructing us to
Kükä‘ilimoku, Puapualenalena made mischief           ‘ohana for welcoming us into your home, for         political palace this year. The good news is        use our own trust funds, which are protected
and where Häloa lives on on 150 acres of lo‘i        caring for us, spending time with us, sharing       that OHA’s bonding authority was clarified and      under the law. The House stuck with the 20
kalo tended by 75 farmers to whom a legacy           your aloha with us, and for making us all feel      a moratorium bill was passed. I also want to        percent cut. Then Sen. Hee came up with the
has been passed from 20 centuries ago. From          very special in your very special place under       commend Rep. Mele Carroll for standing up to        “windfall” argument saying monies received
where we were standing, we could hear the            Ke Akua’s great sky. I want to mahalo our           the challenge.                                      by OHA from the state when it lost to Native
muffled roar of the waves on the beach below,        OHA staff, Sterling Wong and Heidi Guth                The bad news is our failure to get the Leg-      Hawaiian Legal Corp. in a court case should be
a haunting sound brought to us on the wings          (as well as Kale Hannahs, who could not be          islature to pay what they owe OHA for past-         paid back to the state by OHA and if not, our
of the wind.                                         with us) who assisted with the logistics, which     due ceded lands payments. OHA submitted a           budget would be zero. Kinda like legitimately
   Why here? Why now? We came to Waipi‘o             brought our ‘ohana from Moku o Keawe,               bill for $200 million last year. Five senators      winning money and then being told to give it
because of our aloha for kalo. Kalo, to which        Läna‘i, Moloka‘i, Maui, O‘ahu and Kaua‘i to         including Sen. Clayton Hee killed the bill. This    back to the loser or else. Well, we gave back
as a people we are linked genealogically. Kalo,      this place of “curving waters.”                     year again, under Hee’s leadership OHA’s bill       more than half but preserved the 20 percent cut
our state plant. Kalo, one of the healthiest            Why did we travel from different places to       for payment in land was ignored and replaced        of our budget. Even at the last minute, though,
foods one can eat. We were brought to Waipi‘o        be in Waipi‘o? We came to do business on the        with parcels apparently acknowledging spe-          Sen. Hee manipulated expenditures from
because of Act 211, a creation of the Hawai‘i        ground where it matters, to talk story about        cial causes including Mauna Kea (for Mililani       OHA’s budget to some of his interests without
Legislature, whose purpose is to develop and         challenges and issues confronting taro farmers,     Trask?), fishponds (for Walter Ritte?), Kahana      ever consulting OHA, and so what? Hawaiians
create recommendations and programs to pro-          processors, marketers and to find solutions to      Valley (for Hee’s constituency?), accreted land     end up with even less.
tect kalo from the ravages of alien diseases and     these challenges and issues while avoiding the      and fill (?), and an interesting variety of par-       O K, so if I’ve whined and complained,
insects and the magic of GMO. All of us share        divisive issue of GMO. On Hawai‘i, the GMO          cels whose political worth are known only to        don’t say I didn’t warn you. Maybe next
a common cause as members and supporters             issue has been solved by our County Coun-           the good senator. Not satisfied with that, he       year we can push for “Hee Day” and “She
of the Taro Security and Purity Task Force,          cilors – genetic modification of kalo is kapu,      changed the bill at the last minute to include an   Day” and get our Legislature to pay us what
created by state action at the request of taro       not allowed.                                        option for a global settlement of the ceded lands   they’ve owed us over the last 30 years. 
farmers statewide, administered by OHA. We              On this weekend it was our Waipi‘o farmers’
came from every major island except Ni‘ihau.         opportunity to talk story about their issues.
And so we gathered in a semicircle, linked           Then it’s on to Maui, Läna‘i, Moloka‘i, O‘ahu                                                                             HAVE YOU &
hands, asked permission to enter the Hale of         and Kaua‘i. At each stop, folks will share
the Ali‘i from our ancestors and our küpuna.         their mana‘o and all of this knowledge will be                                                                            YOUR ‘OHANA
   It was only fitting that Jim Cain, the Chair of   folded into a report to the 2010 session of the                                                                           PLACED YOUR
our Task Force offer the welcome oli. Waipi‘o        Hawai‘i Legislature. A report on Taro, detailing
is his home. He grows kalo. He makes poi and         island by island challenges and opportunities,
owns a poi shop. He was a driving force in the       next steps, assigning kuleana and making sure           Would you like us to come to your
Task Force’s creation. He left what he loves to
do, growing taro, to lobby for kalo’s perpetua-
                                                     the palapala does not gather dust on a shelf in
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ADRIC – A family reunion in honor             of Maui. Anne later married Charles           Keakaohawaii Nika, and their children         tact Catherine Roberts via e-mail at         out early so family members can decide,
of Eva Lehua Chu Apina Adric Kahale           Andrew Clark and relocated to the island      Kua, Elizabeth Kahili, David Kupa,   or by mail at        plan and save if they would like to come
and Alfred Joseph Adric is set for July       of O‘ahu. Helen married John “Barney”         Ho‘okano, Kaeleele, Charles, John             P.O. Box 29, Kaneohe, HI 96744; or Lani      and meet with the many, many cousins         mCCORRIsTON ‘OhANA
16-19, 2009, on the island of O‘ahu, at       Corria Medeiros of O‘ahu and had three        Kauahikaula, Kaui-o-laie and Heneli are       Olsen-Chong at or       here in Hawai‘i. Tentative plans are         RETURNs TO mOlOKA‘I
Pu‘uiki Pavilion in Waialua. We invite        children: Charlotte Leilani (Ayudan),         having a family reunion Sept. 11-13 at        by mail at P.O. Box 783, Kamuela, HI         to gather in Honolulu in March. The
all the Adrics, families of the late Arthur   George Miner “Bully,” and LaVerne             Kokololio Beach Park (Kakela Beach            96743.                                       best date will be selected based upon            The island of Moloka‘i has been
Makolo of Papakölea, Ernest and Annie         Winona (Nunies). Charlotte (1st mar-          Park) in Hau‘ula, O‘ahu. For informa-                                                      people’s availability. The committee         home to the McCorriston ‘ohana
Naeole of Maui, Manuel Flores (Ahoy)          riage, Mr. Oh; 2nd marriage, Marcos           tion, call Alisha Renaud at (808) 386-        POAhA – A family reunion for Andrew                                                       for many years. As many families
                                                                                                                                                                                       will consider all information submitted
of Alewa Heights, William Ida Makolo          Ayudan Sr.) had seven children: James         9496, Kehau Tu‘ifua at (808) 741-1585         Kapalaau Poaha and Elizabeth Keaka                                                        have done, the sons and daughter
                                                                                                                                                                                       so please contact us at your earliest con-
of Papakölea, Red and Maoni Marrotte,         & Toring Hemenz, Yvonne Oh (Hussey),          or Leialoha Renaud at (808) 384-5912.         Kapiioho is set for Sept. 3-7, 2009,                                                      of Edward and Mary (Campbell)
                                                                                                                                                                                       venience. Contact mayholokai@gmail.
John and Abbie Watkins to join us at          Wayne “Buddie” Ayudan, LaVerne                                                              at One Ali‘i Park on Moloka‘i. All                                                        McCorriston relocated to other
                                                                                                                                                                                       com, Holokai Family Reunion 2011 on
the reunion. We are searching for family      Ayudan (Corpuz), Marcus Ayudan Jr.,           KAOhI – The family of Joseph Kalua            descendants of the siblings Ellen Kauila
                                                                                                                                                                                       Facebook, or (808) 375-0925.                 islands and other states to raise
members related to the above ‘ohana and       Melinda Ayudan (Balocan). Bully mar-          Kaohi will have a reunion July 15-18,         Poaha (Cathcart), Bernice Peahi Poaha                                                     their families.
invite all to come and visit. Aunty Sista,    ried Thelma Ferreira and had six children:    2009, on Kaua‘i. Information is available     (Windrath), Stanislaus Enoka Poaha,          KAhOlOKUlA – The ‘ohana of                       However no matter how far
Aunty Nita, Uncle Douglas and Uncle           Valerie, Buddy, Mike, Laura, Joseph and       on the web:, by email:         Elias Poaha, James Kapiioho Poaha, Leo       Kuhalimaiohuli and Kealiiamoiliili           away from home one may go, their
Sonny will attend. E hele mai. Pamela         Loui. LaVerne married Leander “Nalu”, or by mail: H.       Kapalaau Poaha and Emily Kukunaokala         Kaholokula of Maui are planning a            hearts still held a part of their island
Garza, (808) 478-4928 or mahiegarza@          Nunies and had six children: Herman,          Kaohi, P.O. Box 1094, Köloa, HI 96756.        Poaha (Harvey/Hart) are asked to update      family reunion July 16 and 17, 2010,         home. And now that the years have                                  Sharon “Tida” (Antolin), Sandra, Calvin,                                                    their contact information, births, deaths    at Hale Nanea Hall in Kahului, Maui.         gone by, the three McCorriston
                                                                                            KARRATTI – The family of Bonaparte            or marriages to Pat Tancayo at (808) 567-
                                              Randy and Renee (Laulusa). Helen                                                                                                         They had 11 children: 1) Kuhaupio; 2)        siblings will be coming home
AhUNA/PAhIA – A reunion is planned                                                          Ulukou (Kealoha Blake) Karratti will          6547 or Dorie Carlson at (808) 553-5665
                                              Miner (Medeiros) later moved to Denver,                                                                                                  Kuhaupio & Kaniala, Apitaila (w); 3)         from California and O‘ahu to be
for July 6-12, 2009, for all the descen-                                                    have a reunion on the Big Island of           or e-mail
                                              Colorado, opened a restaurant, and later                                                                                                 Keauli & Wahauku (h); 4) Ulunui & Lee,       laid to rest alongside their parents
dants from the marriage of Joseph Ahuna                                                     Hawai‘i July 16-19, 2009. For informa-
                                              passed away. Some ‘ohana names given                                                                                                     Akaloka (h); 5) Puakailima & Akuna,          and many family members at St.
and Susan Pahia. All descendants of                                                         tion, contact Lani Olsen-Chong by e-mail      wAIKIKI – We are in the planning
                                              to me by my aunties: Clark (Maui/                                                                                                        GooTong (h); 6) Kaleikapu & Napeha,          Joseph’s Cemetery in Kamalö.
Moses Hiram and the descendants of                                                          at or by mail at         stages of our Waikiki ‘Ohana Reunion
                                              O‘ahu), Pahupu (Maui), Kaihe, Lake                                                                                                       Emily (w); 7) Kalaina & Mackee, Emma             The McCorriston ‘ohana will
Susan Pahia’s siblings. Frank Kaniku                                                        P.O. Box 783, Kamuela, HI 96743.              to be held Sept. 18-20, 2009, at Hale
                                              (Maui), Pae (Maui), and Medeiros/Clark                                                                                                   (w); 8) Maia; 9) Keoni; 10) Alapai &         be holding memorial services for
Haupu Pahia, Haddie Kaluhilama Haupu                                                                                                      Nanea on the island of Maui. Our chair-
                                              (O‘ahu). I would like to have a reunion       KAUAKAhI – Kapahu Kauakahi was                                                             Sniffen, Deborah (w); 11) Kaiminaauao        Richard Neil McCorriston, his
Pahia, Bishop Haupu Pahia and James                                                                                                       person is Darrel Waikiki of Maui and
                                              on Kaua‘i Sept. 6-7, 2009. If you are         born June 9, 1881, in Waimea, Kaua‘i,                                                      & Hema, Maryann (w). We are looking          wife Norma McCorriston, Donald
Keleohano Haupu Pahia. For information,                                                                                                   his wife, Toni. Our ‘ohana research
                                              related to or know about anyone named         and passed away Dec. 25, 1941, in                                                          for all who are related to attend. Contact   Campbell McCorriston, his wife
contact Donnette Kekauoha at (808) 293-                                                                                                   includes: Kaimi Waikiki, Kaakau,
                                              above, email,         Honolulu, O‘ahu. His grandchildren will                                                    Haulani Kamaka (808) 268-9249,               Theresa Cornell McCorriston,
5020, Robert Ah Puck at ahpuckr001@                                                                                                       Lihue, Nakapuahi, Piko, Kekeleaiku,
                                              mail P.O. Box 27, Kalaheo, HI 96741, or       be having a family reunion in Las Vegas,                                                   Gordon Apo (808) 269-0440, or Clifford       and Euphemia Leina‘ala (Lei) or Tamara Mo‘o Ulima at                                                                                                     Kalamahana Waikiki, Waikiki (käne) and
                                              call (808) 651-0565.                          Nevada, on July 30 and 31, and ending                                                      Kaholokula Jr. (808) 250-1733 for infor-     McCorriston Tawney on Saturday, or (808) 861-7974.                                                                                                       Milikapu Kaaoao (wahine) of Kona in
                                                                                            with a lü‘au on Aug. 1, 2009. We believe                                                   mation. Also visit the reunion web site      June 20.
                                              COCKETT – The Cockett ‘ohana on                                                             the 1800s. We have focused on the gen-
AlAPA – We are having a reunion                                                             all Kauakahis are related and invite all to                                                at for           Richard, Donald and Lei were
                                              Maui are planning a reunion in August                                                       eration of Charles, Isaac, Joseph, Hattie
for the descendants of Oliwa Alapa Jr.                                                      attend this reunion and bring their gene-                                                  updates and information or email kaholo      raised along with their other sib-
                                              2009. If you would like to be included in                                                   and Ida Waikiki who have roots in Häna,
(born 1853 in Kekaha, Kaua‘i) and his                                                       alogy and their stories to share. Send all                                                          lings who have passed on before
                                              the outpouring, please send your e-mail                                                     Maui; Makaweli, Kaua‘i; Honoka‘a, Big
wife Emily Pahuaniani Makakao (born                                                         questions to: Ronnie Washington, 7000                                                                                                   them, in Kamalö, where they
                                              address to one of the following: Kuulei                                                     Island; Moloka‘i and O‘ahu. Other names      PAKAKI – My father was Ernest Enoka
1854 in Kaupö, Maui) and their chil-                                                        Paradise Road, Apt. 2149, Las Vegas,                                                                                                    called home. The children, nieces
                                              Aganos,;                                                           include Kahoohanohano, Kanakaole,            Pakaki married to Violet Kekahuna
dren Harvey Oliwa (8/2/1872), Moses                                                         NV 89119, or email aulani1945@yahoo.                                                                                                    and nephews of Donald, Richard
                                              Melody Raboy,; or                                                          Galarza, Smith, Sumera, Lagua, Konohia,      Kepaa, my mother. I am searching for
(1874), George (1879), Ka‘awa (1881),                                                       com.                                                                                                                                    and Lei are fulfilling their wishes,
                                              Gordon C. Cockett, agcockett@gmail.                                                         Kaahanui, Kahaloa, Espinda, Akau and         any ‘ohana related to my father’s side.
Nahinu (1883), Ana (1/22/1886), Oliwa                                                                                                                                                                                               which is to return to their island
                                              com.                                          KA‘ANO‘I/NUNEs – The family of                Ahuna. We are eager to connect to our        His mother’s name was Louisa Kamanu
Jr. (1888) and George Oliwa (1/15/1890).                                                                                                                                                                                            home on Moloka‘i.
                                                                                            David Ka‘ano‘i Jr. and Emily Nunes are        ‘ohana and talk story. We are honored to     from Wailuku, Maui, and father’s name
The reunion will be held in Punalu‘u,                                                                                                                                                                                                   Richard Neil McCorriston was
                                              KAAI – Samuel W. Kaai born about 1848         having a family reunion in Honolulu this      have your presence at our reunion. We        was Ernest Pekelo Pakaki. Looking over
O‘ahu, Hawai‘i, July 17-19, 2009. If you                                                                                                                                                                                            born Aug. 31, 1923, on Moloka‘i.
                                              in Ho‘okena, South Kona, later moved to       Sept. 19 and 20. We are looking for fam-      will start a new beginning in getting our    some ‘ohana names, I have come across
are ‘ohana and would like information                                                                                                                                                                                               He passed away Sept. 11, 1992,
                                              Häna, Maui, where he became Judge             ily members of: Joao Correia Nunes aka        genealogy records updated. For informa-      Hooolapaikona (k) married Kaahanui
about our reunion, contact Nell Ava in                                                                                                                                                                                              in Pittsburgh, California. Richard’s
                                              Samuel “Webster” Kaai in 1880, then           Joao Nunes Correia and Maria Vieira and       tion, contact Piilani by e-mail at Peelan@   (w) with one child Kauahikaua (k) mar-
Hawai‘i (808) 721-6764, nava@hawaii.                                                                                                                                                                                                wife, Norma Edna O’Neil
                                              moved back to Ho‘okena with his new           their descendants: Frank Correia Nunes, or call (808) 486-7034.        ried Pahaniu (w) with one child Nahau; Dawn Wasson in Hawai‘i (808)                                                                                                                                                                                                McCorriston, was born Sept. 29,
                                              family where he spent the rest of his life.   Maria Correia Nunes and Rosa Correia                                                       (w) who married Aiona (k), Kalanileleku      1928, in Melbourne, Australia,
852-8778,; or            He died in 1926 and is buried at Kalahiki                                                   yAP – The family of Pak Fook Sing Bak
                                                                                            Nunes, wife of Frank Texeira. Other                                                        (k) married Kalanipoo (w), Kaiona (w)        and passed away April 1, 2008,
Nettie Alapa Hunter in Oregon (866)           Cemetery, very near to Ho‘okena.                                                            Seng aka Ah Sui Yap and Mary Malia
                                                                                            family members are Manuel Gomes Jr.                                                        married Pakaki, Meleana (w) married          in Concord, California. They are
292-4099,                    Descendants of Samuel William Kaai                                                          Kuhia-Kekua is uniting our ‘ohana for
                                                                                            and Mary Conceicao da Silva. Their                                                         Pilikekai (k). If anyone is ‘ohana, call     survived by two sons, Richard
                                              (born about 1848 Ho‘okena, South Kona)                                                      the first time. The Ah Sui Yap Reunion
ChANg/KUKAhIKO – The ‘ohana                                                                 children are: Isabella Conceicao Gomes                                                     Angeline Aina, (808) 760-2187 (Maui)         McCorriston and Mark (Karen)
                                              a me Alapai, Hawai‘i. Children: Julia                                                       will be Aug. 14-16, 2009, at the Ha‘ikü
of Ying Chang, “A‘ana,” and Hattie                                                          (married Joao Correia Nunes Jr.), Lucy                                                     or Our family is        McCorriston, both of Antioch,
                                              Wahakoele Kaai marr. Daniel Bush,                                                           Community Center on Maui. We are
Keolakai Kukahiko of Mäkena are                                                             Gomes and Joseph Gomes. Lucy was                                                           planning our first reunion July or August    California, four grandsons and sev-
                                              Louisa Kawale Elemakule Kaai marr.                                                          calling all descendants and siblings of
planning our third family reunion, to                                                       married to Frank Gouveia (children are                                                     2010 and would be so happy to hear           eral nieces and nephews.
                                              William Pu‘unoni Kaupu. All born in                                                         their (14) children – Ernest “Eneck,”
be held at Kokololio Beach Park in                                                          Joseph and Louise Gouveia.) Manuel                                                         from any family member. You may also             Donald Campbell McCorriston
                                              Ho‘okena, South Kona. Samuel W. Kaai                                                        Henry “Caughy,” Joseph “Stinky,” Mabel
Hau‘ula on the windward side of O‘ahu                                                       Gomes’ father is Manuel Gomes Sr.,                                                         call my brother on O‘ahu, Moses Pakaki       was born April 18, 1932, on
                                              aka Judge Samuel William “Webster”                                                          Ah Kim, Annie Ah Gun, John “Moon,”
on Saturday, July 18, 2009, from 9 a.m.                                                     mother was El Pauldina da Camara,                                                          at (808) 696-4492.                           Moloka‘i and passed away March
                                              Kaai (born about 1848 Ho‘okena, South                                                       Josephine Leilani, George Ah Lai, Justin
to 5 p.m. We are calling on all descen-                                                     brother John Gomes and sisters Carolina       Ah Mun, William “Goofy,” Isabelle,                                                        6, 2008, in Fremont, California.
dants and families of John, Edward,
                                              Kona) a me Katy Mileka Kahumu, Maui.          and Lucia Gomes. These contacts will be                                                    ‘Imi ‘Ohana • Family Search                  Donald’s wife, Theresa Cornell
                                              Children: Dorcy Kaai, Elizabeth Kaai                                                        Mary, Gertrude “Bully,” and Louie – to
Samuel, Robert, Ernest, David, Philip,                                                      joined with the family of Emilia Perreira     update your contact information. Contact     KAUKAOPUA aka KAOPUA –                       McCorriston, was born Dec. 26,
                                              marr. Leong, Samuel Kaai, Katherine           Martins. A Ka‘ano‘i/Ha‘o reunion to fol-                                                                                                1933, on Maui and passed away
Frank and Solomon Chang, Irene Lung,                                                                                                      Donnalee HueSing-Curimao on Maui at          We are searching for the descendants
                                              Kaai marr. Gabriel Kaeo, Benjamin             low in the future. Email Patrick Ka‘ano‘i                                                                                               Oct. 26, 2008, in Hayward,
Daisy Kellet, Anne Wilmington, Lily                                                                                                       (808) 264-3178 or email meleana1839@         and connections to Tutu Naluahine
                                              Kaai, John Kaai, Flora Kaai marr. Homer       at for information.                                                                                                     California. They are survived by
Malina and Dorothy Fernandez to join us                                                                                          Our ‘ohana web site offers      Kaukaopua aka Kaopua and his ‘ohana.
                                              Hayes, David Kaai, Paul Kaai.                                                                                                                                                         several nieces and nephews.
as we come together to share and meet                                                       lANI – In preparation for the July            updated reunion information. To get          The ‘äina hänau would be in the
                                              Family names include: Kaai, Kauwe,                                                                                                                                                        Euphemia Leina‘ala (Lei)
our ever-extending ‘ohana. Invitations                                                      12, 2009, reunion of Solomon/David            invited to the site, email the address       Kahalu‘u and Keauhou areas of Kona
                                              Kaaua, Kaawa, Jarrett, Bush, Thompson,                                                                                                                                                McCorriston Tawney was born Jan.
were sent in May to the family repre-                                                       Lani (Kuka‘ilani), Lilia/Lydia Pahu and       provided above.                              ‘äkau. The gathering of the descendants
                                              Kaaeamoku/Kaaimoku, Haae, Guerrero,                                                                                                                                                   29, 1919, on Moloka‘i and passed
sentatives to get out to their ‘ohana. We                                                   Esther Kuka‘ilani, archived history will                                                   for genealogy workshop was held at
                                              Kelly, Kaukane, Maunahina, Kaupu,
are looking to collect $15 per registered
                                              Hose, Branco, Kaleohano, Hanawahine,          be greatly appreciated. Descendants of        Ma Hope • Later                              Kahalu‘u. The process of collecting data     away Jan. 23, 2009, in Kula, Maui.
household to help defray the cost of                                                        Gabriel Elia Lani Sr. and Mary Santos                                                      of the mo‘okuauhau of these ‘ohana are       She is survived by three sons: Emil
                                              Domingo, Kaeo, Kawewehi, Hanohano.                                                          ElDERTs/mAhOE – The Johannes                                                              Emery (Debra) Tawney of Honolulu,
incidentals. We will provide the ‘ono                                                       Rita are requesting family members to                                                      ongoing. Kähea mai ‘oe. Aunty Flo on
                                              There are many other families connected                                                     Emil Elderts and Keai Mahoe ‘ohana is                                                     Richard Wayne Tawney of Wailuku,
food and only ask the families to bring                                                     update family history. Information may                                                     O‘ahu (808) 354-5035 or Aunty Kalani
                                              to our ‘ohana, so please come and share                                                     planning a family reunion in October                                                      Maui, and John Tawney of Las
a dessert. Please join us. To help plan                                                     be emailed to                                                            on Hawai‘i (808) 329-7274.
                                              stories, pictures, any information that we                                                  2010. We need to update mailing and                                                       Vegas, Nevada, and one daughter,
this event, come to our meeting June                                                        (Rosemary Lani, daughter of Samuel
                                              may add to our genealogy/family tree.                                                       e-mail addresses, phone numbers and          KEKAhUNA – My great-grandfather              Eleanore Kehaulani Tawney (Ted)
21. Contact Kalani Wilmington at (808)                                                      Gabriel and Rose Hiwalu (Loa) Lani Sr.)
                                              “E Pili Kaua, Let’s Come Together”                                                          family information, so please contact        is Francis Koakanu Kekahuna, born            Wasson of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
398-4257 or, or                                                         or (Arlyne Heinig,
                                              on July 2-5, Thompson’s Beach House,                                                        Lauren “Paulette Elderts” Russell at eld     on O‘ahu to Henry Enoka Palenapa             She is also survived by eight grand-
Sharon Rickard at (808) 387-9033 or                                                         daughter of Alice Kilo Lani and Hipolito
                                              Ho‘okena Beach, where our küpuna                                                   or call her at         Kekahuna and Ida Peters Pedro Ferreira.      children, eight great-grandchildren for information.                                                        Acasio). For family members who may
                                              come from, where many of our ‘ohana                                                         (808) 239-2913 or (808) 285-4124.            There were four other children that came     and several nieces and nephews.
ClARK – I am searching for descendants        still reside. For reunion information, con-   not subscribe to Ka Wai Ola, please help                                                   from this unity: Henry Kekahuna, Ida
                                                                                            us by sharing this information and gath-      hOlOKAI – The Holokai ‘ohana is                                                               Visitation will begin at 9
of Helen Miner Clark born in Wailuku,         tact: Melanie Thompson Moses, (808)                                                                                                      Kekahuna (married Lee), Ella Kekahuna        a.m. with a mass at 10 a.m. at St.
Maui. Helen had only one sister, Hattie,      990-6123,, P.O. Box          ering everyone. You may leave a voice         planning a reunion in 2011. The par-         (married Akana), and Beatrice Kekahuna
                                                                                            message for Rosemary at (808) 426-1110        ents were Harry Holokai and Hattie                                                        Joseph’s Church in Kamalö. Burial
who died at a young age. Their parents        288 Captain Cook, HI 96704; Louise                                                                                                       (married Matsumoto). I greatly appreci-      to follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
were George Paeopua Miner and Anne            Bush, (808) 567-6678, kinamakanui@            and I will get back to you.                   Moikeha. All of their children have          ate any insight on my ‘ohana that I’ve
                                                                                                                                          expired, but their children’s children                                                    — Submitted by Lani Olsen
Kauleikaulani Kaihe (parents: Kamalanai, P.O. Box 121 Ho‘olehua,          mCCORRIsTON – The family of                                                                never known. I can easily be reached at
Kaihe & Lillian Lake of Kula, Maui).          HI 96729.                                                                                   live on. We have ‘ohana living in   or (808) 891-1596.
                                                                                            Edward (Mary Campbell) McCorriston            Virginia, Ohio, Texas, Kentucky and
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   Clyde W. Na mu‘o
                                                    consortium of 22 U.S. universities and institutions hopes to build the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope – the biggest, best telescope in the world
   Administrator                                    to study the sun – on the summit of Haleakalä on Maui. Astronomy development has always been a controversial issue for Native Hawaiians, both on
   Crystal Kua                                      Haleakalä and Mauna Kea on Hawai‘i Island. Here, two Kanaka Maoli offer their perspectives for and against building the proposed observatory atop
   Communications Director                  the Haleakalä. For information on public meeings and how to submit comment on a supplemental draft EIS, see page 29.
   Lisa Asato
   Public Information Specialist
   T. Ilihia gionson
   Publications Editor
                                            Telescope won’t benefit all Hawaiians                                           Kanaka Maoli                                                    Rendering of ATST
                                                                                                                                                                                            and Mees, looking

                                            H                                                                               should welcome                                                 south. - Courtesy of
   John Matsuzaki                                       e welina aloha. The con- plan for the summit area, inappro-

   Publications Specialist/Art Director                 struction of a 143-foot priate projects like the Advanced                                                                            Tom Kekona, K.C.
   Nelson gaspar
   Production Specialist/Graphic Designer
                                                        (14-story) solar obser- Technology Solar Telescope can
                                            vatory on the sacred summit of be developed on separate parcels
                                                                                                                            telescopes.                                                     Environmental Inc.
   Liza Simon
   Public Affairs Specialist
                                            Haleakalä cannot be mitigated by that have adverse impact on the
                                            implying that since our ancestors whole.
                                                                                                                            Kaläkaua did.

   Blaine fergerstrom
   Media Production Specialist/Webmaster    were farmers, fishermen, healers,          The current supplemental draft            am in favor, as a Kanaka
   francine Murray                          artists and yes, astronomers, then environmental impact statement                    Maoli and an astrophys-
   Broadcast/Media Coordinator              building the observatory is con- for the ATST states: “Construc-                     icist, of building the
   Charles Ogata                            sistent with Native Hawaiian tra- tion and operation of the pro-                Advanced Technology Solar
   Volunteer                                dition and spirituality.                 posed ATST project at either the       Telescope on Haleakalä.
                                                T he argument that because Mees or Reber Circle sites would                 Astronomy is an integral part
   711 Kapi‘olani Blvd., Ste. 500           Hawaiians revered astronomy, likely result in major, adverse and                of our culture. Every Kanaka
   Honolulu, HI 96813                       then anything done in the 21st cen- long-term impacts on the cultural           Maoli has original ancestors who he sent Kanaka Maoli to various
   Phone: 808.594.1888                      tury with respect to astronomy is resources.” (The Mees and Reber               came here on a canoe, which was led countries to learn about modern sci-
   Fax: 808.594.1865                        automatically consistent                       sites are existing sites on      by a kahuna who knew kilo                          ence and bring that knowl-
   EAST HAWAI‘I (HILO)                      with Hawaiian spiritu-                         Haleakalä.)                      hökü, or astronomy. Queen                          edge back to Hawai‘i. If he
   162-A Baker Avenue                       ality is fallacious. There                        I agree! The proximity –      Lili‘uokalani said it best,                        were king now, this discus-
   Hilo, HI 96720
   Phone: 808.920.6418
                                            is a fundamental differ-                       less than 100 feet – of the      “The ancient Hawaiians were                        sion would not be happening.
   Fax: 808.920.6421                        ence between how ancient                       14-story structure (during       astronomers.” We may have                          Rather, we would be dis-
                                            Hawaiians used Haleaka-                        six or more years construc-      lost sight of that fact.                           cussing how we could fast-
   75-5706 Hanama Pl., Ste. 107             lä’s summit for spiritual                      tion phase and then at least        A balance between culture                       track our students to be in a
   Kailua-Kona, HI 96740                    guidance and other pur-                        50 more years of exis-           and science is seen in the life                    position to run the astronomy
                                                                                 By                                                                                 By
   Phone: 808.327.9525                      poses and how the Uni-                         tence) to the east-facing        of Kaläkaua Ali‘i. He brought                      effort in Hawai‘i.
   Fax: 808.327.9528                        versity of Hawai‘i Insti-          Kiope       altar is painful for myself      hula back into the mainstream          Paul           When I see telescopes on
   MOLOKA‘I                                 tute for Astronomy and            Raymond      and other Hawaiians who          and we honor him annually            Coleman       our mountains, I’m proud
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   Ku lana ‘O iwi                           scientists from other uni-                     want to offer respectful         with the Merrie Monarch                            that we are participating in
   P.O. Box 1717                            versities and nations use                      prayer to ancestors. Even        Festival. But don’t forget, he also the noble human pursuit of under-
   Kaunakakai, HI 96748
   Phone: 808.560.3611
                                            it. It’s like saying because Hawai- more painful to those who want to           brought telescopes to Hawai‘i and standing the universe. But I also
   Fax: 808.560.3968                        ians revere kalo and because a practice Hawaiian religious cere-                invited astronomers to come here as know we are wasting this oppor-
   LA- NA‘I
                                            company wants to genetically monies with offerings to deities is                part of an international effort to mea- tunity to reconnect with an impor-
   P.O. Box 631413                          modify kalo they’re actually not the desecration of digging into the            sure the distance from the Earth to tant part of our cultural past – one
   Lana’i City, HI 96763                    at cross purposes – they both have rock (a kino lau of Pele) and the            the sun.                                    which could take our children into
   Phone: 808.565.7930                      proper respect for kalo – they’re possible loss, or “incidental take,”             Kaläkaua addressed those astron- the future.
   Fax: 808.565.7931                        just looking at it differently. That of ‘ua‘u (the petrel is considered         omers in 1874: “It will afford me              Haleakalä has the best combina-
   KAUA‘I / NI‘IHAU                         logic is unacceptable!                   an ‘aumakua). It is an inducement      unfeigned satisfaction if my kingdom tion of seeing, sunshine hours and
             ¯ ¯
   3-3100 Kuhio Hwy., Ste. C4                   The summit area of Haleakalä to anxiety, and will certainly cause           can add its quota toward the suc- sky clarity of any of the sites inves-
   Lihu‘e, HI 96766-1153                    does not have a comprehensive, spiritual stress in the future.                  cessful accomplishment of the most tigated for ATST. What better place
   Phone: 808.241.3390
   Fax: 808.241.3508                        scientifically based and culturally        When I recall the mo‘olelo of        important astronomical observation to observe the sun than the “House
                                            appropriate management plan. A Mäui snaring the sun, I remember                 of the present century and assist, of the Sun”? Mäui slowed the sun so
                                            partial list of Haleakalä summit that Mäui’s act had direct ben-                however humbly, the enlightened that Hina could dry her kapa. Instead
   140 Ho‘ohana St., Ste. 206
   Kahului, HI 96732                        users would include: 1.7 million efit for his own family and for all            nations of the Earth in these costly of breaking the legs of Lä, we will use
   Phone: 808.873.3364                      annual visitors to the Haleakalä Hawaiians. I respectfully doubt                enterprises...”                             the ATST to understand how those
   Fax: 808.873.3361                        National Park; National Park Ser- and question the direct benefit to               H e brought Hawai‘i into the “legs” work. This unique telescope
   WASHINgTON, D.C.                         vice employees; staff of Coast all Hawaiians that is derived from               modern age by introducing elec- will be able to investigate magnetic
   50 F St. NW, Suite 3300                  Guard communication towers, TV the construction of the ATST.                   tricity, telephones, etc., and bought activity and variability to a degree not
   Washington, D.C. 20001                   and phone towers; the UH Insti-                                                 telescopes. He would certainly be in possible with current telescopes.
   Phone: 202.454.0920                      tute for Astronomy, its lessees            Kiope Raymond, a Native              favor of getting the best solar tele-          O nly the best for our sacred
   Fax: 202.789.1758
                                            and partners; commercial activity Hawaiian, is an associate pro-                scope in the world for Haleakalä.           mountain – this is the best!
   EMAIL:                       businesses and Native Hawaiian fessor of Hawaiian language and                     P erhaps he would also be dis- Let’s get our keiki involved! 
   WEBSITES:                                practitioners. As a result, indi- culture at Maui Community Col-                mayed, as I am, at how few Kanaka                              vidual entities, like the Institute lege and the president of the non-          Maoli are involved in astronomy. He            Paul Coleman, a Native Hawaiian,                  for Astronomy, have their own profit Kilakila o Haleakalä, which                might try to prepare our people for is an associate astronomer at the
                                            long-range plans for develop- works to protect the sanctity of                  future jobs, just as he did with his University of Hawai‘i Institute for
                                            ment. Without a comprehensive the mountain.                                     “Students Abroad” program where Astronomy.
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                                          tainable energy future for Hawai‘i.
                                          Panelists, representing various
                                          fields of environmental, economic
                                          and cultural expertise, are: Michael
                                                                                   include nursing, automotive tech-
                                                                                   nology, medical assisting, carpentry,
                                                                                   cosmetology and administration of
                                                                                   Justice. The Hana Lima Scholarship
                                                                                                                           badly. An allocation of tax credits
                                                                                                                           would assist with the construction
                                                                                                                           of schools serving thousands of our
                                                                                                                           ‘öpio,” said Robin Puanani Danner,
                                                                                                                                                                     the distribution of federal funds to
                                                                                                                                                                     tribal entities from across six federal
                                                                                                                                                                     agencies — the Departments of Com-
                                                                                                                                                                     merce; Interior; Energy; Health and
                                          L. Kaleikini, D. Noelani Kalipi,         is a needs-based vocational education   CNHA president and CEO.                   Human Services; Agriculture; and
   “ Native communities have a            Davianna McGregor and Myron              scholarship with preference given to       The tax credit application was         Housing and Urban Development.
wealth of knowledge and experi-           Thompson.                                nontraditional students, houseless      submitted in March for a total of            “ This unique demonstration
ence from engaging in commerce               Others taking part in the discus-     people, individuals with disabili-      $125 million, with $50 million ded-       project gives greater responsibility to
and trade over thousands of years,”       sion are: state Rep. Hermina Morita      ties, sole-income providers in family   icated to Native Hawaiian projects,       native populations in determining and
said Robin Puanani Danner, CNHA           (D-Hanalei, Anahola, Këalia,             households and the previously incar-    according to CNHA.                        addressing their developmental needs,
president and CEO. “The ‘Native           Kapa‘a, Waipouli), Sen. Mike Gab-        cerated or former wards of the state.      T he U.S. Treasury expects to          thereby increasing the likelihood of
Insight’ competition is a dynamic         bard (D-Waikele, Village Park,              Only students who are committed      announce the allocations from the         program success,” Inouye said.
platform that allows the ingenuity of     Royal Kunia, Makakilo, Kapolei,          to a specific area of vocational edu-   Stimulus Bill in September 2009.             “ This legislation recognizes
our people to be shared.”                 Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, portions of      cation may qualify for this schol-                                                (American Indians’, Alaska Natives’,
   For information, call the Alaska       Waipahu and Ko ‘Olina), and Pono         arship. Awards are subject to avail-    Bill aims to better manage                and Native Hawaiians’) unique needs
Federation of Natives at 907-274-         Shim. Moderator for the event will       ability of funds and program eligi-     aid to native groups                      and supports economic development
3611 or email compete@native              be Ramsay Taum, who serves in sev-       bility requirements. For information,                                             opportunities that will lead to the cre-                              eral capacities including host culture   visit or call Alu Like at      H awai‘i U.S. Sens. Daniel             ation of innovative, culturally appro-
                                          specialist at the UH School of Travel    535-6782.                               Inouye and Daniel joined Sen. Lisa        priate, and sustainable solutions,”
Forum features native                     Industry Management. For informa-                                                Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Sen.            Akaka said.
perspective on energy                     tion, visit or       application submitted for tax           Mark Begich (D-Alaska), in intro-            Under the demonstration project,
                                          call 956-8246.                           credits for charter schools             ducing legislation designed to better     eligible entities would enter into a
   A free forum on “Native                                                                                                 coordinate the delivery of federal        ‘Native Challenge’ compact with
Hawaiian Perspectives on Renew-           Vocational scholarships open               The Council for Native Hawaiian       economic aid to American Indians,         the Department of Commerce. Rec-
able Energy Development” will con-                                                 Advancement has submitted an            Alaska Natives and Native Hawai-          ognizing the importance of self-
vene Wednesday, June 24, 6:30 p.m.           The Hana Lima Scholarship Pro-        application to the U.S. Treasury        ians.                                     determination and local decision-
at the Kamakaküokalani Center for         gram of Alu Like Inc. is accepting       Department for $50 million in New          Called the Native American Chal-       making, such compacts would be
Hawaiian Studies at the University        applications for students enrolled       Market Tax Credits that could be        lenge Demonstration Project Act of        negotiated with tribal entities to
of Hawai‘i at Mänoa.                      in a vocational program during the       used to help charter schools with       2009, the legislation would autho-        establish a multi-year develop-
   Discussion will focus on how to        2009-2010 academic year. Submis-         construction of facilities.             rize the project at $20 million a year    ment plan, define clear develop-
apply native traditions of steward-       sion deadline is July 3.                   “There are several charter schools    for five years beginning in fiscal year   ment objectives and determine the
ship to actions that will ensure a sus-      E ligible vocational programs         that need facility funding very         2010. It also seeks to better manage      responsibilities of each party. 

                          image by L.
                                          Telescope                                AKANA                                   LINDSEY                                   constantly. The apple snail is an old
                                                                                                                                                                     concern shared by many. Possible
                               Phelps     draft EIS                                Continued from page 25                  Continued from page 26                    solution: duck patrols. A burning
                                                                                                                                                                     issue for our Waipi‘o farmers is a
                                          comments                                 land revenues are to serve Hawaiians    someone’s office.
                                                                                                                                                                     new land lease. Most of our taro
                                                                                                                                                                     growers are Bishop Museum lessees.

                                          sought                                   with a 50 percent blood quantum.
                                                                                   The law ended up creating two clas-
                                                                                                                              Cain and the farmers of Waipi‘o
                                                                                                                           shared with us their concerns. They
                                                                                                                                                                     The old lease has expired. Many are
                                                                                                                                                                     on holdover status. The word via the
                                                                                   sifications of OHA beneficiaries but    had only a few and for each they had      coconut wireless is the museum will
     A supplemental draft environmental impact statement to operate                funded only one of those beneficia-     solutions. One of their issues was        be issuing new leases soon so that
  commercial vehicles in Haleakalä National Park during construction               ries. This is why legislative funds     being worked on as we were entering       these special families, Kaholoa‘a,
  and operation of the proposed Advanced Technology Solar Telescope                have been sought since 1980.            the valley. Stagnant, standing water      Kaekuahiwi, Mock Chew, Loo,
  was released May 8 and is available online at                   It is clear that the across the      was the concern; clearing debris          Kawashima, Badua, Toko, Batalona,
  Comments must be received or postmarked by June 22 and sent to:                  board “slash and burn” of OHA’s         from the mouth of Wailoa Stream,          Cain, Kane, Fronda, Toledo, Kuali‘i
  Craig Foltz, ATST Program Manager, National Science Foundation,                  budget by Sen. Donna Mercado            the main artery for the ‘auwai of         and many others will continue to be
  Division of Astronomical Sciences, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room                   Kim is without conscious or careful     Waipi‘o, was the solution. Water          pa‘a to this land.
  1045, Arlington, VA 22230. Or, email him at                      thought regarding the special cir-      had not been flowing freely through          A nd so we came, we saw, we
     Maui hearings on the SDEIS will be held June 3, 5-8 p.m., Cam-                cumstances that governs the Office      Wailoa since 1995. It was now,            celebrated kalo in the garden of our
  eron Center Auditorium, Wailuku; and June 4, 7-10 p.m., Hannibal                 of Hawaiian Affairs. If you are out-    thanks to the help of Civil Defense       Ali‘i. I am sure for a few of us it
  Tavares Community Center, Pukalani.                                              raged by this action, please write to   with permits and the generosity of        was difficult to leave its serenity
     Consultation meetings for public input under the National Historic            Senate President Colleen Hanabusa       Royal Construction, who for gratis        to return to the harried world we
  Preservation Act will be held on Maui: June 8, 1-4 p.m. Kula Commu-              and your state senators and repre-      provided a giant excavator with           came from. But life must go on.
  nity Center, Kula; June 9, 10 a.m.-1p.m., Ha‘ikü Community Center,               sentatives.                             operator for three days to dredge         We came with an oli and left with
  Ha‘ikü; June 10, 3-6 p.m., Maui Community College, Pilina Building,                 Aloha Ke Akua.                       out all of the debris. The next big       an oli. Jim Cain welcomed us
  multipurpose room, Kahului. For information on the consultation meet-               For more information on              piece of work: removing sand bars         and Nälei Kahakalau closed our
  ings, contact Elizabeth Gordon at Haleakalä National Park at 808-                important Hawaiian issues,              which have formed in places along         stay in Waipi‘o. Sending us on
  572-4424 or                     check out Trustee Akana’s web           the stream over the years. To have        our way, he opened the alanui for
                                                                                   site at               healthy lo‘i, water has to be flowing     our next stop: Ke‘anae, Maui. 
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                                                                                                                                                                                         interest lease, excellent No. on list. Selection
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                                                                                                                                        Bobbie Kennedy (RA), Graham Realty
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                                                                                                                                        (808) 221-6570.
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                                                                                                                                                                                         WaNTING To TRaDe WaIoHulI,
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                                                                                                                                                                                         New products coming soon! (808) 497-
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                                                                                                                                                                                         1387, 347-1487.,
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                                                           Register online at by
                                                           MAY 24 for the June courses.

                                                           ‘IKE HAWAI‘I
                                                           This award-winning program provides high school students the
                                                           opportunity to learn in a flexible, online environment and to develop
                                                           technical skills needed in today’s world with materials covering
                                                           voyaging, ecology, leadership, pre-contact Hawai‘i and more. Hawai‘i
                                                           State Department of Education, public and charter and high school
                                                           students in the Continental U.S. are encouraged to apply.

                                                           Applications for the ‘Ike Hawai‘i fall 2009 semester must be submitted by
                                                           JUNE 12. Visit to download an application.

                                                           For information about program requirements, fees and other details, contact
                                                           us at or call (808) 842-8877.

              Stephanie DeMello has been enrolled in the
              ‘Ike Hawai‘i Distance Learning program
              since 2006. She will be attending Hawai‘i
              Pacific University in the fall.

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