Dec 14 2011

Save Our Kupuna From Kawaiaha’o Church

Save Our Kupuna From Kawaiaha’o Church

Kawaiaha'o Church

Picture of Hawaiian women Kawaiaha'o Church had arrested on March 13, 2011

Kawaiaha`o Church in Honolulu has been digging up `iwi kupuna – the bones of Hawaiians buried in the Kawaiaha`o Church so they can build a new social hall.

They have recently uncovered 23 separate gravesites and have unearthed 69 sets of iwi kupuna – native Hawaiian bones.

What the church plans –

They intend to remove any and all iwi kupuna from the former site of Likeke Hall and its surrounding areas in order to build a multi-purpose building.

The construction of this site will perpetuate a tragic legacy of the removal of over 100 iwi kupuna in 1940 when Likeke Hall was first built. Those iwi kupuna were taken to the Kamo’ili’ili cemetery, removed again when that cemetery was sold, and removed once again, cremated with other iwi kupuna, and re-interred on Kawaiaha’o‘s grounds. Removal of bones from their final resting place is the ultimate disrespect in our Hawaiian culture.

Kawaiahao Church

Kawaiahao Church. Photo courtesy of Pono Kealoha.

What you can do –

Call Kawaiaha’o church to voice your concerns – (808) 522-1333 or (808) 469-3060.

Call the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) – (808) 594-1835, and ask the trustees to take a stand to stop the digging. OHA has helped to fund this project with a $1.5 million grant of beneficiary money.

Call the Department of Land and Natural Resources – (808) 692-8015. and find out why the State Historic Preservation Department is not doing their job to protect the iwi kupuna under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

Call the Department of Health – (808) 586-4400, and find out why they are issuing permits for the disinterment of iwi at Kawaiaha’o.

Our kupuna need your help!

Picture of Kawaiahao Church

Picture of Kawaiahao Church

Show up at Kawaiaha’o Church and see what is going on for yourself. If you have ‘ohana buried at Kawaiaha’o you should be concerned.

Those ‘ohana names that we know of include: Luther Aholo, Kalola, Spalding, Johnson, Kuamoo, Atwater, Turner, Laanui, Cooke, Ahia, Mrs. Hapai, Kaae, Parker, Kinimaka, Luka, Kulanui, Weir, Koko, Kavanaugh, Kamaiopili, Kehaulani, Kanewanui, Mossman and others.

For more information – saveourancestors@gmail.com

From: http://www.causes.com/causes/641537-save-our-ancestors-stop-the-digging-at-kawaiaha-o-church/about

Oct 23 2011

Kawaiaha’o Church: Burning Our Kupunas’ Bones at Kawaiaha’o Church

Kawaiaha’o Church: Burning Our Kupunas’ Bones at Kawaiaha’o Church

Kawaiahao Church

Kawaiahao Church March 13, 2011 When Kawaiahao Church Had 2 Hawaiian Arrested for Trespassing While They Tried to Protect and Defend Their Kupunas' Bones

In today’s Honolulu StarAdvertiser Gary Kubota writes about our kupunas’ bones PURPOSEFULLY being burned at Kawaiaha’o Church.

The incident has been classified as “abuse of a corpse,” said police spokesman Caroline Sluyter.

Read about it here:

http://www.staradvertiser.com/newspremium/20111023_Remains_disinterred_at_church_set_ablaze.html?id=132400178

 

Mar 20 2011

Pictures of Two Hawaiian Women Kawaiahao Church Had Arrested on March 13, 2011

Here are  exclusive pictures taken at  Kawaiaha’o Church which were taken on March 13, 2011. They are of Kawaiaha’o Church having two Hawaiian women arrested for trespassing:

Picture of Kawaiahao Church Having Two Hawaiian Women Arrested March 13, 2011

 

 

Picture of Kawaiahao Church Having Two Hawaiian Women Arrested March 13, 2011

Picture of Kawaiahao Church Having Two Hawaiian Women Arrested March 13, 2011

 

Picture of Kawaiahao Church Having Two Hawaiian Women Arrested March 13, 2011

Picture of Kawaiahao Church Having Two Hawaiian Women Arrested March 13, 2011

 

Picture of Kawaiahao Church Having Two Hawaiian Women Arrested March 13, 2011

Picture of Kawaiahao Church Having Two Hawaiian Women Arrested March 13, 2011

By the way the Hawaiian woman in the last two photographs is Paulette Ka’anohi Kaleikini who later won a UNANIMOUS decision in August 2012 from the Hawai’i Supreme Court regarding the rail which like Kawaiaha’o Church is crushing our kupunas’ bones.

http://www.courts.state.hi.us/docs/opin_ord/sct/2012/aug/SCAP-11-0000611.pdf

Photo Credit: Dr. Lynette Cruz

Mar 17 2011

Kawaiahao Church Digging Up Our Kupunas’ Bones

Kawaiahao Church Digging Up Our Kupunas’ Bones

Kawaiaha’o Church continues to build their Multi-Purpose Center (MPC) against the wishes of Hawaiians.

Here is an exclusive picture of Kawaiahao Church digging up our kupunas’ bones which they do not provide to the public:

Picture of Kawaiahao Church

Picture of Kawaiahao Church


Mar 13 2011

Kawaiaha’o Church has Hawaiians arrested on March 13, 2011

Kawaiaha’o Church has Hawaiians arrested on March 13, 2011

 

Picture of Kawaiahao Church Having Two Hawaiian Women Arrested March 13, 2011

Picture of Kawaiahao Church Having Two Hawaiian Women Arrested March 13, 2011. Photo Credit: Dr. Lynette Cruz


Picture of Kawaiahao Church Having Two Hawaiian Women Arrested March 13, 2011

Picture of Kawaiahao Church Having Two Hawaiian Women Arrested March 13, 2011

Feb 22 2011

Desecration of the Bones at Kawaiahao Church

Desecration of the Bones at Kawaiahao Church

Video credit: Pono Kealoha

Letter to Kawaiaha’o Church:

I have ‘ohana buried at Kawaiaha’o Church Cemetery and I am concerned with the Church’s decision in this matter. I strongly urge you to stop the unearthing of na iwi until you hold…… ho’oponopono with the descendants and other ‘ohana that will be affected by the removal of the iwi.

The concerns of the ‘ohana is foremost over the construction of a building. The people are the church; not a building. You are contradicting your church’s beliefs.

Mahalo,
Tane