Nov 25 2009

Kau Inoa: Kaleo Farias Apologizes For His Role

Kau Inoa

Former #1 Recruiter of Kau Inoa Kaleo Farias has the inside track and speaks out again:

Mahalo to Kaleo Farias for apologizing for his role in helping register 20,000 signatures with Kau Inoa.

No be shame.

Still get time to remove your name from the Kau Inoa registry. Click here for more information.

Kau Inoa: How to Remove Your Name From Kau Inoa

Kau Inoa: Click Here to Remove Your Name From Kau Inoa

Imua.

Courtesy of Free Hawaii TV and Ms. Donna Burns

Nov 23 2009

Kau Inoa

Kau Inoa

According to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ Kau Inoa Twitter as of November 13, 2009 they have “108, 043 people signed up for Kau Inoa:”

Kau Inoa

Kau Inoa

However to get the majority they would need 50% + 1:


50% (401,062 Hawaiians’ signatures) + 1 = 200,532 Hawaiians’ signatures



Kau Inoa is short by approximately 92,488 signatures.

They do not have the majority nor will they ever get the majority. In fact many Hawaiians have demanded that their name be removed. See UnKau Inoa.

Even so the signatures that they claim to be on the Kau Inoa lists have not been certified.

No be shame. It’s not too late to remove your name. Check out UnKau Inoa for how to remove your name.

E malama pono.

Nov 22 2009

Kau Inoa: OHA’s Former #1 Recruiter Kaleo Farias Has Turned Straight Shooter

Kau Inoa: OHA’s Former #1 Recruiter Kaleo Farias Has Turned Straight Shooter

The Office of Hawaiians Affairs Kau Inoa former number one recruiter Kaleo Farias has turned to a straight shooter and is now trying to do the right thing.

Watch this video of former employee of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Kaleo Farias:

Video courtesy of Free Hawai’i TV.

Send this video to at least one person today.

Nov 22 2009

Hawaiians Gathering Peacefully

Hawaiians Gathering Peacefully

Hawaiians and those who support them are often portrayed by the local media outlets as uncivil and/or hateful.

A snapshot of a peaceful gathering:

Hawaiians peacefully gathering. Photo courtesy of Pono Kealoha.

Hawaiians peacefully gathering. Photo courtesy of Pono Kealoha.

Nov 16 2009

Picture from the Roundtable Discussion at Native Books in Ward Warehouse

Picture from the Roundtable Discussion at Native Books in Ward Warehouse

This picture was taken on November 15, 2009:

Native Books in Ward Warehouse. Photo courtesy of Pono Kealoha et al

Native Books in Ward Warehouse. Photo courtesy of Pono Kealoha et al

* Note: I cropped out one person in the photo out of respect for her privacy 🙂

Nov 16 2009

More Living Hawaiian Treasures: Poka Laenui and Keanu Sai

More Living Hawaiian Treasures: Poka Laenui and Keanu Sai

The local press in Hawai’i is very powerful and purposefully uses words in order to try to incite Hawaiians. Notice that they portray some Hawaiians in a negative light.

However we can agree on one thing: When Hawaiians like Poka Laenui and Keanu Sai are visible they help to keep our kupuna visible so I am posting their picture here:

Poka Laenui and Keanu Sai. Photo courtesy of Pono Kealoha

Poka Laenui and Keanu Sai. Photo courtesy of Pono Kealoha

 

Nov 14 2009

More Living Hawaiian Treasures: Foster Ampong and Tane Inciong

More Living Hawaiian Treasures: Foster Ampong and Tane Inciong

Being a living Hawaiian treasure is not mutually exclusive to being on O’ahu. Case in point: Foster Ampong from Maui and Tane Inciong on O’ahu.

I try to post as many pictures as possible for this reason.

When Hawaiians are visible so is the Hawaiian Kingdom: 

Foster Ampong and Tane Inciong

Foster Ampong and Tane Inciong. Photo courtesy of Pono Kealoha.

Nov 14 2009

Another Living Hawaiian Treasure: Henry Noa

Another Living Hawaiian Treasure

I wrote about Honolulu Magazine’s “Contenders to the Throne” which of course the editors purposefully chose in order to try to incite Hawaiians to try to pit Hawaiian against Hawaiian. It’s the typical “divide and conquer” mentality but we Hawaiians are more alike than we are different. After all… all of us have the iwi which is one of our common denominators. We come in all shapes and sizes too. We are different… yet similar in many ways.

Of course we are all related in some way through Wakea and Papa. Here is a pic of Henry Noa:

Henry Noa

Henry Noa. Photo courtesy of Pono Kealoha.

Someone named Pomai stated it well:

“We don’t all have to agree on everything (like the US Congress) but we do need to all come together for strength.”

Note that I post pictures of as many Hawaiians as I can because when Hawaiians are visible… so is the Hawaiian Kingdom and so are our kupuna. By the way I am one of a twin and my twin sister (who is four minutes older than me) and I do not agree 100% of the time on 100% of the issues.

Hopefully Hawaiians will continue to talk to each in order to work together as *ONE* for the betterment of ALL… for the sake of *OUR* MO’OPUNA 🙂

Nov 13 2009

More Living Hawaiian Treasures

More Living Hawaiian Treasures

I love this picture of Dr. Lynette Cruz (PhD) and others because while some people criticize and/or condemn the religious and cultural practices of Hawaiians based on their national origin… they keep on keeping on. Here is a wonderful photo courtesy of Pono Kealoha:

 

"Keep on keeping on" [Photo courtesy of Pono Kealoha.]

"Keep on keeping on" Photo courtesy of Pono Kealoha.

Nov 13 2009

Another Living Hawaiian Treasure: Leon Siu

Another Living Hawaiian Treasure: Leon Siu

In a concerted effort to try to pit Hawaiian against Hawaiian Honolulu Magazine editors purposefully choose an inflammatory title, “Contenders to the Throne,” while purposefully placing other noteable Hawaiians like Bumpy Kanahele and Leon Siu on page four thus excluding them from being profiled which made it seem as those who were not profiled were responsible for their placement on the fourth page.

However each of them have done something. Whether we agree with them 100% or not. Whether we agree with their motives and/or objectives one advantage is that all of them help to keep the Hawaiian Kingdom visible. IMHO we need to remember that.

Leon Siu:

Leon Siu

Leon Siu. Photo courtesy of Pono Kealoha.

This epitomizes editorial control which can be used to try to pit Hawaiian against Hawaiian.

Fortunately many Hawaiians are still talking to each other.

This also epitomizes the importance that IMHO we Hawaiians continue to work together as *one* for the bettermen of *all*… for our mo’opuna 🙂

E malama pono.