Archive for the ‘Hawaiian’ Tag
Here is a reminder that citizens may submit written comments to the US Department of Interior about the proposed rule concerning the “Procedures for Reestablishing a Government-to-Government Relationship With the Native Hawaiian Community.” The comment period ends on August 19, 2014. Please refer to the June 20 Federal Register entry that has easy-to-follow directions at the top of the page. Please read the Federal Register.
At this time, according to the July 22, 2014, notes of a Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi meeting, “There is no official spokesperson for KLH. All officers in the last election and Mokuna have terms that ended many years ago. Citizens can only speak for themselves and say [they are] affiliated with Ka Lahui.” Please write the correct name “Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi.”
A group of Ka Lahui Hawaii citizens submitted comments in Keaukaha last month to show that Ka Lahui (the nation) exists with a Constitution and a Master Plan. The testimony was given by Mililani Trask. If you are on Moku Honu (continental US), there is an option to deliver your comments in person in “Indian Country” on selected dates. Please refer to the Federal Register.
Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi regroups
Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi met on July 22. The next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., August 5, at the University of Hawaii Manoa Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, classroom 202, in Honolulu.
Citizens are asked to submit their correct name and updated contact information by island by clicking on the Contact tab above and following the guidelines. Mahalo!
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The three documents — “Constitution of Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi,” “A Compilation of Materials for Education Workshops on Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi,” and “Hoʻokupu a Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi” the Ka Lāhui Master Plan for Hawaiian Sovereignty — are copyrighted by Mililani B. Trask on behalf of Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi. Persons or groups wanting to use these materials, including the Constitution and Master Plan must first obtain the written permission of Mililani B. Trask and a Licensing Agreement.
Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi has trained citizens who can conduct training for the community with these materials and who can assist with community workshops using these documents. Ka Lāhui Hawaii/Mililani B. Trask does not give permission for use of these documents and materials, in whole or in part, for any purpose except for uses approved in writing and subject to a Licensing Agreement as stated above.
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HONOLULU–People who are Ka Lahui Hawaii citizens are planning to attend Kamau a Ea, a summit meeting on Native Hawaiian governance sponsored by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs from 8 am to 4:30 p.m., April 11 and 12. If you, too, would like to attend, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Trustee Hulu Lindsey’s office at 594-1898. You must be on the list to attend.
You may wish to review OHA’s “Facilitating Nation-building Plan” as well as the working document “Hawaiian Self-Determination: The Seven Step Process” drafted by past kiaaina Mililani Trask by April 8. Please email email@example.com for electronic copies of the documents and for more information about sharing your comments, suggestions, and other manao.
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Just alerting readers of the Oiwi Film Festival opening today at The Honolulu Academy of Arts Doris Duke Theatre. It features the collective voices of Native Hawaiian filmmakers and runs through May 26. Tickets are affordable at $8 with a dollar off for students, seniors and military. If you’re a member of the Academy of Arts, five bucks gets you in. The programmers grouped the films into several themes:Na alakai o Hawaii nei — Those who lead us in Hawaii Ka malama ana i ka aina — Caring for our land Ka pilina o ka poe Hawaii i ke kai — Hawaiians’ relationship to the sea Ka ea Hawaii —Sovereignty Na moolelo pokole — Short stories Na hula o Hawaii — Hula, dance of Hawaii Ka hoohanohano ana i ko kakou mau kupuna — Honoring our ancestors
Do check the schedule for which films are showing when. There are 19 short subjects and features. I found a comprehensive news-feature article and film festival schedule by reporter Gary C.W. Chun on the following link:
If you go, you can post your film review here to share. Click on “Leave a comment.”
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This weekend marks the 117th anniversary of the overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom. I expect Sovereignty Sunday activities in observation of the sad event at Iolani Palace and neighboring areas, but I have details of only one. If you know of anything else, please leave a comment. Click on the link below for the flyer and information about “Onipaa – Aloha Aina, Malama Aina Art & Poetry Exhibit.” Hawaiian studies professor and activist Haunani-Kay Trask is the scheduled keynote speaker at Saturday’s opening event.
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Two workshops on the Ceded Lands case have been scheduled for today and tomorrow evenings on the Big Island, one in Hilo and one in Waimea. Click on Calendar of Events for details. UPDATE 11/12/09: The Hilo meeting will be held at the University of Hawaii at Hilo Campus Center at 6 p.m.
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Information just reached our desk about three panel discussions on Hawaiian sovereignty issues occurring this Saturday, October 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies. The theme is “‘Ike: Historical Transformations: Reading Hawaii’s Past to Probe Its Future.” Details are listed on the Calendar of Events page. The event is free to the public.
The initial release of a position statement by the Ka Lahui Hawaii Working Group on the H.R. 2314 and S. 1011 Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009, is now posted on the Position Statements page of this website. It begins:
“The Ka Lahui Hawai`i Working Group declares its opposition to H.R. 2314 and S. 1011 – Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009, otherwise known as the Akaka Bill. Since its inception in 1987, Ka Lahui Hawai`i has continuously advocated for federal recognition, however there are serious concerns with the process and current version of this bill.”
Citizens may familiarize themselves with the position statement. Citizens also may be interested in the following program sponsored by the Native Hawaiian Bar Association to become more informed:
An update on H.R. 2314, the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, known as the Akaka bill, and other Native Hawaiian issues will be the topic of The Native Hawaiian Bar Association Luncheon from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., October 20, 2009, at Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, Ali`i Place 20th Floor, 1099 Alakea Street, Honolulu.
Hawaii Congressman Neil Abercrombie will be the speaker. Abercrombie is the sponsor of H.R. 2314 pending in the U.S. House of Representatives. Cost of an optional Hawaiian plate lunch is $10, payable at the door, starting at 11:45 a.m. Please make reservations by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15, 2009.
Please make checks for lunch payable to Native Hawaiian Bar Association. Send registration info and payment to: Law Office of Yuklin Aluli, 415-C Uluniu Street, Kailua, HI 96734, Attention: Karen Jones, Secretary. For more information, phone (808) 262-5900 or fax (808) 262-5610.
If you order lunch, you must pay whether or not you attend. As an option, you may bring your own lunch.
The award-winning film will be screened again tonight.
Time: October 8, 2009 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Windward Community College
Organized By: Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club & Windward Community
College Hawaiian Studies Program
Winner of the Best Documentary Award at the Hawaii International Film
Festival (2008), will be showing at Windward Community College on
October 8th, at 7PM at the Paliku Theater. This screening is FREE to
all and is being sponsored by the Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club and
Windward Community College Hawaiian Studies Program.
Recently completed and now available on DVD, the film is 10 minutes
longer than the unfinished version seen by standing room only crowds
last winter in Hawai’i and it has just finished a tour of Aotearoa
“Noho Hewa” ia about the most challenging issues facing Hawaiians
today: Akaka Bill vs. Independence, desecration of Hawaiian Burials
and sacred sites, GMO’S, militarism, poverty and U.S. economy and
culture used to ethnically cleanse Hawai’i of the Kanaka Oiwi. Filmed
over the course of 6 years, “Noho Hewa” is unambiguous, raw, and
emotional… it is the truth about Hawai’i.