Oct 23 2009

Maui/Lanai Islands Burial Council Meeting

Maui/Lanai Islands Burial Council Meeting

I am reposting this information here as a courtesy since what affects Hawaiians affects ALL OF US (kakou.) For example when they withhold water and/or divert water from Hawaiians then they are diverting water from *you* too. If they treat our dead and/or bones *this* way then they are treating *your* ancestors this way too.

Everyone is invited to attend:

DATE: October 29, 2009 (Thursday)
TIME: 9:00 A.M.
PLACE: See Site Visit Location Below
PLACE: Regular Meeting at Kula Community Center after Kula Ridge Ma Uka site visit. E. Lower Kula Road, Kula, Hawai’i 96790

Another Site Inspection at the Burial Grounds of Kealahou Ahupua`a followed by a the monthly Maui/Lana`i Island Burial Council meeting with full agenda.

Also on the Agenda and sure to grab your attention, if not your senses is the Sheratom Maui’s Plans to tear down its facilities, rebuild and expand it further in what is worded as “Sheraton Maui Revitalization Project” which by the way extends out North to the Ahupua`a of Honokowai , South to Waihikuli Kahawai (not the Ahupua`a), all the way Mauka to Pu`ukukui….???? ( I know)

If you can come and attend please do.

If not, pass this on to as many people as you can and encourage whoever can attend to do so. …if not to see for ourselves…then at least to have the knowledge and share it widely

Click here to read the agenda.

P.S. I have uploaded the agenda here:

http://www.justiceforhawaiians.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/MLBCOctober2920091.pdf

Please pass it along.

Which reminds me… while the State of Florida is far from perfect they created the Sunshine Law in 1967. That is, Florida advocates “a basic right of access to most meetings of boards, commissions and other governing bodies of state and local governmental agencies or authorities.” That is, the State of Florida advocates FULL DISCLOSURE while the “state” of Hawai’i does not and I am not at all surprised. Look at its foundation.

Mahalo ~ Lana

Oct 21 2009

Maui News: Foster Ampong

Maui News: Foster Ampong

In the Maui News another good letter (albeit a censored one) written by Foster Ampong appeared on October 18, 2009:

AKAKA BILL PASSAGE WON’T END ATTACKS ON HAWAIIANS

The writer’s opinions in “1993 apology resolution is false” (Letters, Oct. 10) regarding Hawaii’s history are unfounded. The comments seek only to blur from public view their true intent to defend and perpetuate the status quo.

The Akaka Bill says you have to first be a U.S. citizen to “qualify” as a “Native Hawaiian”; then you must have 50 percent or more Hawaiian blood and be a descendant of the original inhabitants of the Hawaiian Islands, who lived prior to 1778, to “qualify” as a “Native Hawaiian.” If you have 49 percent or less Hawaiian blood and cannot trace your Hawaiian genealogy before 1778 you are not “Native Hawaiian.”

If the Akaka Bill passes into law or not, the attacks on Hawaiians will not go away. I strongly believe it will intensify like what we’ve seen on the national scene since President Obama took office.But what is disturbing is should the bill pass we will see more of the rich getting richer by making the poor pay for it all.

Foster Ampong

Kahului

Seen at http://beta100.mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/524873.html?nav=18

Oct 21 2009

Kau Inoa “Native Hawaiian” Registration

Kau Inoa “Native Hawaiian” Registration

Signed up for Kau Inoa and feel deceived?

 

Kau Inoa: How to Remove Your Name From Kau Inoa

Kau Inoa: How to Remove Your Name From Kau Inoa

No be shame.

Still get time to remove your name.

 

Watch this video to un-kau now or check out this website:

www.unkauinoa.org

 

 

Video and image credit to Ehu Cardwell and the Koani Foundation

Oct 18 2009

Queen Lili’uokalani

Picture of Statue of Queen Lili'uokalani

Picture of Statue of Queen Lili'uokalani

They have tried to make her invisible in Waikiki. As though she does not exist. As though she has never existed.

However she still exists.

To add insult to injuries… they placed her image and likeness juxtaposed with the “state” capitol which epitomizes how some people disrespect her. Aue.

She is not forgotten by many of us.

Another photo courtesy of Pono Kealoha.

Oct 18 2009

Tane Inciong, Terri Keko’olani, and Foster Ampong

Tane Inciong, Terri Keko’olani, and Foster Ampong

Pono Kealoha captured three of the most amazing people: Tane Inciong, Terri Keko’olani, and Foster Ampong

Tane Inciong, Terri Keko'olani, and Foster Ampong. Photo courtesy of Pono Kealoha.

Tane Inciong, Terri Keko'olani, and Foster Ampong. Photo courtesy of Pono Kealoha.

E kala mai but I try not to post pictures of Hawaiians that are taken head-on due to the mana thing but these three are amazing people.

They epitomize how having an opinion and fighting for one’s rights never go out of style.

Oct 18 2009

Kau Inoa: To Build a Nation

Kau Inoa: To Build a Nation

Did you sign OHA’s Kau Inoa and wish you didn’t?

Well you can still remove your name.

UnKau Inoa‘s THE  way to remove  *YOUR* name… so “no be shame.”

Check out this three minute and 37 second video courtesy of Ehu Cardwell and the Koani Foundation:

 

Then check out UNKau Inoa’s website to find out how you can remove your name from Kau Inoa:

Click here to find out how to remove YOUR name.

 

Or go here:

http://unkauinoa.org/UnKauNow_Remove_Your_Name.html

E malama pono, Lana

Oct 17 2009

Kau Inoa Registration: How to Remove Your Name

Kau Inoa Registration: How to Remove Your Name

Kau Inoa: How to Remove Your Name. Photo courtesy of Pono Kealoha.

Kau Inoa: How to Remove Your Name. Photo courtesy of Pono Kealoha.

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has been trying to gather the names of Hawaiians and their legal heirs as part of Kau Inoa spending millions of dollars trying to get our names —instead of using it to feed, house, and/or clothe us which are some of the basics of living.

To remove your name from Kau Inoa check out this website for explicit instructions:

http://unkauinoa.org/UnKauNow_Remove_Your_Name.html

Print a copy of the form, fill it out, then place it in a envelope.

Make sure that when you send it at the post office to get a delivery confirmation and send it certified as well.

Then send it to

Hawai’i Maoli

POB 1135

Honolulu HI 96807

 

 In addition I would ALSO send a copy of the form directly to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Their addresses can be seen here.

To save you time… their address on O’ahu is as follows:

Office of Hawaiian Affairs
711 Kapi’olani Boulevard Suite 500
Honolulu, HI 96813

 

If you have ANY questions please contact me (Lana Ululani Robbins) personally in the form below and I will get back to promptly:

 

[contact-form 1 “Contact form 1″]

 

*** I assure you that I will not sell, rent, or otherwise disclose any information you provide to me above to any person or entity including but not limited to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

 

Alo*ha*,

 Lana Ululani Robbins

Oct 05 2009

Foster Ampong

In my opinion Foster Ampong is one of the best things about Hawai’i. He epitomizes the Kākou Concept as in “all of us.”

Recently he started to maintain a blog which I am very pleased to see considering that the local media seems to try to portray Hawaiians as though we are monsters.

Check out his blog at http://puukekaa.blogspot.com/

It is well-organized… like his thoughts.

Check out how articulate and well-spoken he is in a YouTube video that was posted in July 2008:

* Video posted courtesy of Ehu Cardwell and FreeHawaii.tv

E malama pono, Lana