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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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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: email@example.com
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 facebook.com/
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
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
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
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 ronthestates.org.
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
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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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
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.
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.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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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- hawaii.edu, 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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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-
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nephews and plane, smelling waiting to register, now is the time!
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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
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www.oha.org/kawaiola 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
Continued from page 07
N O k a i l i N a • B UR I AL NO T I C E S
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-
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 
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  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).
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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.
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Watershed alliance wins
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 - email@example.com 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.
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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.
their depar- Contact him at pointman_
ture from firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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
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 Ticketmaster.com, 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!” pacificentertainment.com. 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
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
m el e ‘ai l aN a • ISL AN D MU SIC SCEN E
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
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
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
Nä Hökü Hanohano Queen Lili‘uokalani, ‘O ‘Ehunuikaimalino
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
Haku Mele Award the name song for Kealohi Kahikina
Ka Laeÿula Lee
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
“Pulupë Ka ‘Ili” by A loko o Hawai‘i Mapuana Spinney-Takaki
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,
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 Records.com or call 800-756-4852.
2 0 | I un e 20 0 9 ‘alemaNak a • CAL E NDAR k a wa I o l a | t h e lI v I ng wat er o f o h a
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 museum.org.
with music, hula, food and
Kane share their Ha‘a
¯ KAmeHAmeHA feStivAL
Moku Ola, Hilo, Hawai‘i. 10
Koa (Dance of the
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. KamehamehaFestival.org.
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 hawaiitheatre.com. will remain open 3511 or bishopmuseum.org. 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 honoluluboxoffice.com. museum.org.
“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 volcanoartcenter.org. 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- mauiarts.org. the evening. $25 adults, $10 keiki 7-12, under 6
uahi, but park entrance fees apply. 808-967- manuahi. 550-8457 or honoluluboxoffice.com.
brotHerS CAzimero At Ke KAni 8222 or volcanoartcenter.org.
www.oha.org/kawaiola 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.
“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: email@example.com gather on stage for a last but for some of the küpuna, used to
visit: nahokuhanohano.org ¯ ¯¯
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
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
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
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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
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the Merrie Monarch Festival,” he asked. “It affects everybody.” The other two over-rides:
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
Drive Inn. - Photo: Lisa Asato A project of the Keomailani Hanapi Foundation, funded by the Administration for Native
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.
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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
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
See LINDSEY on page 29
family reunion to register them? 808 594-1902 | HG@oha.org.
tion at the state Capitol during the legislative
www.oha.org/kawaiola HO‘OHUi ‘OHaNa • fAMILY RE UNIONS I une2009 | 2 7
E na ‘ohana Hawai‘i: If you are planning a reunion or looking for genealogical information, Ka Wai Ola will print your listing at no charge on a space-available basis Listings should
not exceed 200 words. OHA reserves the right to edit all submissions for length. Send your information by mail, or e-mail kwo@OHA.org. E ola na mamo a Haloa! -
Kau • June – October 2009 Her stepfather was Charles Andrew Clark KAmAUOhA – The descendants of will have a reunion on O‘ahu Aug. Oregon. (Excuse me if we missed your
(parents: Frank Clark & Aa Pahupu) Henry Nahelehele Kamauoha and 21-23, 2009. For information, con- state.) The intention is to get the word Ho‘olewa • Memorial
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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: Kaohiohana.com, 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” firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
hotmail.com. 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com, 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)
hawaii.rr.com 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,
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 kaholokula.comicscornermaui.com 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 email@example.com. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org; 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, email@example.com; 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, hawaii.rr.com or call (808) 486-7034. ried Pahaniu (w) with one child Nahau
rr.com; 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, firstname.lastname@example.org; 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, Alapa58@msn.com. 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 email@example.com. 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 Lvhalau@aol.com for information. California. They are survived by
Malina and Dorothy Fernandez to join us hotmail.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com, or or firstname.lastname@example.org (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 email@example.com or call her at Kekahuna and Ida Peters Pedro Ferreira. children, eight great-grandchildren
firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com, 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 hotmail.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Public Information Specialist
T. Ilihia gionson
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.
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.
Public Affairs Specialist
Haleakalä cannot be mitigated by that have adverse impact on the
implying that since our ancestors whole.
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
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-
WEST HAWAI‘I (KONA)
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
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
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
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-
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
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
and partners; commercial activity Hawaiian, is an associate pro- scope in the world for Haleakalä. mountain – this is the best!
EMAIL: kwo@OHA.org 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
www.OHA.org vidual entities, like the Institute lege and the president of the non- Maoli are involved in astronomy. He Paul Coleman, a Native Hawaiian,
www.NativeHawaiians.com 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-
insight.org. eral capacities including host culture visit alulike.org 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 outreach.hawaii.edu 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 atst.nso.edu/SDEIS. 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 email@example.com. 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 Elizabeth_gordon@nps.gov. atst.nso.edu/node/563 check out Trustee Akana’s web the stream over the years. To have our way, he opened the alanui for
site at rowenaakana.org. healthy lo‘i, water has to be flowing our next stop: Ke‘anae, Maui.
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