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ong before “sustainability” became the latest catchword, our ancestors were already practicing it. They were the first stewards of our ‘äina, but more importantly skilled and thoughtful stewards in every aspect of their lives. Today, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is committed to this tradition. In February, Ni‘ihau residents came to OHA seeking support as they fought to prohibit fishing, by non-Ni‘ihau residents, in their nearshore waters. Simply put, their stewardship practices are being jeopardized, which in turn threatens their main resource for food and ultimately their survival. Upon hearing their emotional testimony, our Trustees took a strong position to protect Native Hawaiian sustainable practices by asking the Governor to impose restrictions that will safeguard the traditional and customary practices of Native Hawaiians and ensure those living on Ni‘ihau can thrive for generations to come. Meanwhile, at the Legislature, OHA is advocating to make sure we take a more holistic approach to health. We are supporting legislation that recognizes health is more than family history, but includes economics, social policies and politics. Once again, we have a kuleana to be thoughtful stewards as our ancestors were.

Thoughtful stewardship is a theme we are following with our plans in Kaka‘ako Makai. We are actively pursuing residential development for some of our parcels. In 2012, when OHA agreed to a settlement with the state, we did so knowing we had to come up with a stewardship plan that would not only sustain the properties but would also benefit OHA’s strategic plan to improve conditions for Native Hawaiians: in health, education, housing and many other areas. But in balancing our kuleana we must also be skilled stewards of the ‘äina, and maintain the preservation of our traditional and customary practices. To put this in a modern context, private developers must maximize results for their shareholders. For OHA’s shareholders – our beneficiaries – it has always been the skilled and thoughtful stewardship of our traditional and customary practices that we look to, to improve the condition of Native Hawaiians while benefiting all of Hawai‘i. ‘O au iho nö me ke aloha a me ka ‘oia‘i‘o,

Kamana‘opono M. Crabbe, Ph.D. Ka Pouhana/Chief Executive Officer

mea o loko table of contents Kamana‘opono M. Crabbe, Ph.D. Ka Pouhana, Chief Executive Officer Community Engagement

Ke¯haunani Abad, Ph.D. Director Communications

Garett Kamemoto Manager

Lisa Asato Communications Specialist

John Matsuzaki Digital Media Specialist

Francine Murray Communications Specialist

Nelson Gaspar Communications Specialist Email/Websites

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malaki | march 2014 | Vol. 31, No. 3

MO‘OLELO NUI | COVER FEATURE

HO‘ONA‘AUAO | EDUCATION

By Harold Nedd

In a field of international entrants, the Pu ¯pu ¯ A ‘O ‘Ewa Native Hawaiian Writing and Arts site, based at Leeward Community College, places seventh for best new blog Photo: Shawn Kaho‘olemana Naone

What will become of Na¯ Wai ‘Eha¯? Page 18

A contested case hearing is planned for March in the fight over water rights involving “The Four Great Waters” of Central Maui

‘A¯INA | LAND & WATER

At Po¯hakuloa, concerns remain over depleted uranium, cultural sites Page 5 By Harold Nedd

As the Army draws up plans for major upgrades to the 59-year-old base, the commander of the Army ¯hakuloa Training Area says OHA is on Garrison at Po the “shortlist of groups it will engage”

Hawaiian-focused writing and arts website earns recognition Page 12

NA¯ PUKE | BOOKS

Land, and its Ka¯naka connections, as muse Page 22 10 Hawaiians contribute essays and poetry on the ‘a¯ina in the latest book in the Hawai‘inuia ¯kea series. Here, we publish the two poems from the second volume

Also inside: Queen’s story is republished with additional material, photos page 15

Published monthly by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, 560 N. Nimitz Hwy., Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96817. Telephone: 594-1888 or 1-800-468-4644 ext. 41888. Fax: 594-1865. Email: kwo@OHA.org. World Wide Web location: www.oha.org. Circulation: 64,000 copies, 55,000 of which are distributed by mail, and 9,000 through island offices, state and county offices, private and community agencies and target groups and individuals. Ka Wai Ola is printed by O‘ahu Publications. Hawaiian fonts are provided by Coconut Info. Advertising in Ka Wai Ola does not constitute an endorsement of products or individuals by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Ka Wai Ola is published by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to help inform its Hawaiian beneficiaries and other interested parties about Hawaiian issues and activities and OHA programs and efforts. ©2014 Office of Hawaiian Affairs. All rights reserved.


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To restore pono and ea, Native Hawaiians will achieve self-governance, after which the assets of OHA will be transferred to the new governing entity.

Senate panels OK bill allowing residential units on 4 Kaka‘ako Makai parcels

By Harold Nedd

The committees approved residential units at the AAFES building, at the intersection of Ala Moana Boulevard and Ward Avenue, and three other parcels. - Photo: Francine Murray

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“We are not seeking to do anything wo state Senate comalong the Kewalo waterfront that is mittees approved a bill not currently allowed. We do not that would intend to develop a l l o w residential uses along residential that waterfront.” development on four OHA told lawof the 10 parcels in makers it should be Kaka‘ako Makai allowed to pursue that the state transsustainable growth ferred to the Office while balancing culof Hawaiian Affairs ture and commerce. in 2012. “Both stewardship The bill would lift and cultural values a 2006 ban on resiwill drive our design dential development and use decisions. in Kaka‘ako Makai Our policy is to —OHA in testimony submitted to lawmakers on the following ensure that our activparcels: share of public land trust revenues ities in Kaka‘ako • The AAFES building at the between 1978 and 2012. Makai will balance pono and comcorner of Ala Moana Boulevard and OHA said that its initial planning merce and prioritize creating a Ward Avenue; clarifies that it cannot achieve the Hawaiian sense of place,” the tes• A lot on the corner of Ala goal of developing its Kaka‘ako timony read. Moana Boulevard and Forrest Makai lands in a manner that is The bill advanced by the Senate Avenue; and consistent with a $200 million committees would bar residential • Two adjoining lots – com- settlement with the current land units on waterfront lots. monly referred to as the Piano Lot use restrictions. “As such, OHA is Opponents testified the prohibi– located next to the Children’s Dis- asking the Legislature to remove the tion on residential development covery Museum that are currently residential-development restriction should continue, saying the land used as a parking lot. so that we can reasonably balance should be preserved. The committees also voted to the interests of Native Hawaiians Native Hawaiian Homelani Schaeallow buildings built on the two lots and the general public to do some- del told the committees her Hawaiians on Ala Moana Boulevard to go up thing that will make us all proud,” have a legacy of good stewardship of to 400 feet tall. Structures are cur- OHA said in its written testimony. the land. She said trustees must “balrently limited to 200 feet. OHA pledged not to build residen- ance the transformation of these lands In 2012, the state transferred the tial units on the Kewalo waterfront. respectfully and with cultural sensi10 Kaka‘ako Makai parcels, valued Trustee Peter Apo said the agency is tivity to stand the test of time and at $200 million, to OHA to resolve committed to pursuing a promenade elements as did our ancestors.” the state’s debt stemming from along the waterfront. In testimony The Senate version of the bill now its failure to pay OHA its proper submitted to the Senate, OHA said: heads to the Judiciary committee. ¢

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:FE>I<JJ Both stewardship and cultural values will drive our design and use decisions. Our policy is to ensure that our activities in Kaka‘ako Makai will balance pono and commerce and prioritize creating a Hawaiian sense of place.”

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he Office of Hawaiian Affairs announced in February that its Board of Trustees has created an executive committee meant to improve the organization’s effectiveness as a major landowner in the state. Maui Trustee Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey has been named chairperson of the board’s newly created Committee on Land and Maui Trustee Property, which Carmen “Hulu” will oversee the Lindsey acquisition and management of all lands owned by OHA, which is the state’s 13th-largest landowner, controlling 28,226 acres statewide, including Waimea Valley on the North Shore of O‘ahu, the Palauea Cultural Preserve along the West Coast of Maui, and 30 acres of mostly waterfront property at Kaka‘ako Makai near downtown Honolulu. The new committee brings to three the total number of committees that OHA trustees can now sit on. The board’s other two committees are: the Committee on Asset and Resource Management as well as the Committee on Beneficiary Advocacy and Empowerment. “We believe that this new committee makes strategic sense as we continue to work to strengthen our organization for the benefit of all Native Hawaiians,” said OHA Chairperson Colette Machado. “It represents our commitment to building a strong and diverse asset base that could help improve conditions for Hawaiians.” ¢


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As Army assesses training needs at Po¯hakuloa, concerns remain over depleted uranium, cultural sites By Harold Nedd

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s Hawaiians like Kalani Flores struggle to cope with the military’s presence on Pöhakuloa, the U.S. Army is facing a growing challenge to tackle long-standing community concerns stemming from live-fire training at the 59-year-old base. For the Army, Pöhakuloa presents both an opportunity and risk as the military looks to comply with federal law that requires it to get public input on the plans it is now drawing up to make major upgrades by 2018 that are meant to last the base at least another half-century.

We are not looking at expanding Po¯hakuloa beyond its current footprint, nor are we looking at expanding the number of people training there beyond historic levels. We are looking at what is needed to keep our soldiers, marines and Hawai‘i National Guardsmen safe and successful in training and while deployed.” —Lt. Col. Eric Shwedo, commander of the Army Garrison at Po¯hakuloa Training Area

Po¯hakuloa Training Area, on Hawai‘i Island, lies between Mauna Kea to the northeast, Mauna Loa to the southeast and Huala¯lai volcano to the west. - Map: Ryan Gonzales The Army’s expected efforts to pitch a costly and contentious proposal also comes as it attempts to work closely with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to address community concerns about its Pöhakuloa Training Area, which is the target of complaints about such hot-button issues as the destruction of land with significant cultural sites and exposure to health hazards caused by residue from depleted uranium used during military exercises. “I believe what the military is intending to do is going to cause further desecration and destruction to the ‘äina of Pöhakuloa,” said Flores, 52, an associate professor at Hawai‘i Community College, who was among at least a dozen Hawaiians at a community meeting OHA held Feb. 25 at the Waimea Civic Center in Kamuela. “We’re asking the military to stop the bombing. And we’re hoping to get support from OHA to help protect our cultural resources on Pöhakuloa from further destruction.” While the Army has acknowledged the concerns, it also voices its own concerns about statements that undermine its efforts at the base, saying it has not masked its intentions at the base, which is used to train annually between 11,000 and 13,000 personnel from the military as well as the Honolulu Police Department and the Sheriff’s Office. “Currently, we are doing an assessment of what is needed at Pöhakuloa for training,” said Lt. Col. Eric Shwedo, the commander of the Army Garrison at Pöhakuloa Training Area. “We are looking at facilities and ranges to determine what are our requirements. We are not looking at expanding Pöhakuloa beyond its current footprint, nor are we looking at expanding the number of people training there beyond historic levels. We are looking at what is needed to keep our soldiers, marines and Hawai‘i National Guardsmen safe and successful in training and while deployed. See Po¯hakuloa on page 17

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Emerging Leaders course boosts small businesses primed for growth By Lisa Asato

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year after becoming president and CEO of Ali‘i Kula Lavender, Koa Chang has learned to embrace a golden rule of proprietorship: that is, to run a successful business, you have to let go of the day-to-day minutiae. Recognizing the talent of his staff, he promoted three longtime employees, including elevating operations manager Christie Fernandez to general manager. The promotions, Chang said, have allowed him to focus on “bigger issues” for growing the Kula, Maui-based company that bears his late father’s name, including exploring exporting, developing new products and improving his company’s online commerce system. Letting go of managing day-to-day operations is one of the lessons driven home through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Emerging Leaders Initiative, formerly called the e200 Initiative, an intensive seven-month executive-level training course that helps small businesses grow, both in revenues and job creation. In November, the program graduated its third class in Hawai‘i. The cohort has ranked in the top three classes nationally each year and this year was the only class in the nation to have all 15 students graduate. Seven of the graduates were Native Hawaiian, including Chang. The program receives funds from the federal Office of Native American Affairs, and targets Hawaiian and underserved communities in Hawai‘i. Instructor Julie Percell said the Hawai‘i class collectively created 30 jobs the first year and 34 the next. “This year’s group exceeded that by nearly double,” Percell said. “They created 67 new jobs in a year. That just blew me away.” This year’s class also boasts $10.3 million in new revenue, a record in Hawai‘i, which includes contracts into the future, she said. Percell considers herself a coach who provides guidance but never tells students what to do. “I never say, sell your business or double your business

The most recent Emerging Leaders Initiative course graduated seven Native Hawaiian smallbusiness owners, including, from left: Danene Lunn, Kenny Chang, Koa Chang, Scott Gardner, Wilhelm Cordes and Trisha Kehaulani Watson. Missing is Michael Ching. - Photo: Lisa Asato or hire 10 more people. I say: ‘I want you to imagine a strategic plan three years out that will give you the best of all possible worlds. What is it that you want? What could you possibly achieve? Is there something out there that you’re not doing?’ ” One former graduate decided to sell an underperforming, labor-intensive part of his business. “Now what he has left is the part of the business that makes money and he’s so happy. He wouldn’t have done that before he came to the class,” Percell said. The course covers four modules: leadership and management, financial, sales and marketing, and resources needed to achieve goals. Students also say guest speakers specializing in areas including human resources, investment, lending and programs, including representatives from OHA’s Native Hawaiian Revolving Loan Fund, are a highlight. Percell, who has been teaching in the field for more than two decades, said one of the “most validating” experiences students will have is meeting like-minded people who can share their experiences and challenges and how they dealt with them. “One of the things we know about entrepreneurs is it can be very lonely,” she said. “You don’t necessarily have anybody else to bounce See LEADERS on page 14

Changes to OHA loan program aim to ensure solvency Debt consolidation resumes with lower limit By Harold Nedd

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he Office of Hawaiian Affairs on Jan. 31 announced some key changes to its loan program that appeals to borrowers who want to improve homes, start businesses or cover education expenses. Now, the Mälama Loan Program will also allow Native Hawaiian borrowers to again consolidate

debt – to lower monthly payments – for the first time since September 2012, when this particular feature of the program was discontinued over overwhelming demand from consumers burdened with debt. But the program has reduced the maximum size of all loans to $19,999, from $100,000. Also, the program has increased the interest rates on all loans to 6.5 percent, from 4 percent.

However, the repayment period on all loans remains seven years and First Hawaiian Bank will continue to administer the program for OHA. “The changes are necessary to allow the program to remain solvent,” said OHA Ka Pouhana, Chief Executive Officer Kamana‘opono Crabbe. “But even with the changes, we believe that our Mälama Loan Program still remains a viable option for Hawaiian borrowers who are in debt trouble and want to get the lowest rates on loans.” Since it was created, the Mälama Loan has been tapped by nearly 2,000 Hawaiian borrowers, who have received more than $34 million to start businesses, improve homes, consolidate debts and continue their education. For more information, visit www.oha.org/ malamaloan. ¢

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A warm welcome at Na¯ Lama Kukui The men of OHA: Brutus La Benz, left, Brad Wong, Keola Lindsey, Kalani Akana, Ikaika Nakahashi and Kai Markell performed Hula Ka¯la¯‘au to “Mele Ku¯kulu Hou.” - Photo: Nelson Gaspar

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Trustees Rowena Akana, Dan Ahuna, Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey and Peter Apo.

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OHA Board Actions Compiled by Garett Kamemoto

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The following actions were taken by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees, and are summarized here. For more information on board actions, please see the complete meeting minutes, including the legislative matrix mentioned below, posted online at oha.org/about/board-trustees. January 30, 2014

‘Ae (Yes) ‘A‘ole (No) Ka ¯nalua (Abstain) Excused

Motion

Motion to approve Administration’s recommendations on New Bills, as well as: • add HB2388 as OPPOSE; • change HB1766 from Support to MONITOR; • change SB2743 from Monitor to SUPPORT, and • change the five (5) related bills of: 
HB1685, HB1686, HB1687, HB1921, and SB2125 all to COMMENT on the OHA Legislative Matrix dated January 29, 2014, as amended.

Board of Trustees

Motion passes with seven AYES, and two EXCUSED.

February 6, 2014 Motion to approve and amend Article VIII of the OHA BOT Bylaws entitled, “Committees of the Board”, to add one standing committee to be called the “Committee on Land and Property” in accordance with revised language changes to Exhibit “C”, attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference, as proposed by the BOT at its January 23, 2014, BOT meeting and its February 6, 2014, BOT meeting.

Motion passes with six AYES, and three EXCUSED/NOT PRESENT.

Approve and amend OHA BOT Executive Policy Manual Section 1.3.n. entitled “Transactions Involving the Acquisition or Conveyance of Land” in accordance with revised language changes to Exhibit “D”, attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference, as proposed by the BOT at its January 23, 2014, BOT meeting and its February 6, 2014, BOT meeting. Motion to approve the Committee on Land and Property Chairperson Trustee Hulu Lindsey, Vice Chair Trustee Robert Lindsey.

Motion passes with six AYES, and three EXCUSED/NOT PRESENT.

Motion to fill the vacancy of the ARM Committee Vice Chair – Trustee Oswald Stender

Motion passes with six AYES, and three EXCUSED/NOT PRESENT.

Motion to approve Administration’s recommendations on NEW BILLS and POSITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION, along with the following changes: • add HB1811 as MONITOR; • add SB3083 as COMMENT; • change HB1776 to MONITOR, • change HB1864 and HB1866 to COMMENT, • change HB1865 to MONITOR, • change SB2778 to COMMENT, and • change the five (5) related bills of: HB1685 and HB1687 to SUPPORT, and HB1686, 
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 on the OHA Legislative Matrix dated February 5, 2014, as amended.

Motion passes with seven AYES, and two EXCUSED/NOT PRESENT.

Motion to authorize Ka Pouhana to draft a letter on behalf of the OHA Board of Trustees that urges the Governor to use all powers under his authority to immediately or as expeditiously as possible prohibit the taking or possessing of aquatic life within three miles of the shoreline of Ni‘ihau by nonresidents of Ni‘ihau, pending the passage of legislation, rules, ordinances or other laws that provide adequate protection for the nearshore resources of the island.

Motion passes with seven AYES, one ABSTENTION and one EXCUSED/NOT PRESENT.

Motion to repurpose $200,000 in Community Grants Program’s Family Lifestyle Choices funding for the purpose of approving and authorizing the disbursement of $200,000 to Living Life Source Foundation in support of Ho‘opono Mamo.

Motion passes with eight AYES, and one EXCUSED.

Motion to approve and authorize Ka Pouhana, its Chief Executive Officer, to repurpose funding totaling $14,979.83, pursuant to his authority under Section 3.5.f of the OHA Board of Trustees Executive Policy Manual, from OHA’s FY 2014 Core Operating Budget in support of costs associated with OHA’s participation in the 2014 ITB Berlin Travel Trade Show.

Motion passes with six AYES, one NO, one ABSTENTION, and one EXCUSED.

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hey say, “What you don’t know can’t hurt you.” But not when it comes to diabetes. That’s why education and early detection are such a big part of the American Diabetes Association’s annual Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes fundraiser, March 15 at Step Out: Walk to Kapi‘olani Park. “Prevention messaging is critical,” Stop Diabetes says Leslie Lam, executive director of When: 8 a.m. Sat., March the American Diabetes Association in 15; 7:30 a.m. Zumba Hawai’i. warm-up Diabetes is on the rise throughout the Where: Kapi‘olani Park U.S. It’s estimated that one in three adults Parking: In the area will develop diabetes by 2050. surrounding Kapi‘olani The odds are even scarier in Hawai‘i, where an estimated one of every two resiPark and at Jefferson dents is expected develop the disease. Elementary School While there are 113,000 diagnosed diaLearn more, start a team betics in Hawai‘i, 26,100 residents remain or register: diabetes.org/ undiagnosed. stepouthawaii An additional 363,000 residents have To be recognized as prediabetes, meaning their blood glucose a Red Strider, contact (sugar) is higher than normal, but not high Danielle Tuata at (808) enough to be classified as diabetes. 947-5979 or dtuata@ Hawaiian children are at increased risk diabetes.org. of developing type 2 diabetes, because of Hawai’i’s high rates of obesity, and are being diagnosed at much younger ages. “Children as young as 3 years old are getting diagnosed with type 2 diabetes,” says Lam. Parents can help their children by making changes, for example offering a fresh-peeled orange, instead of a glass of orange juice, which contains the equivalent calories of six oranges. Early intervention, lifestyle changes such as weight loss and increased physical activity, can help delay or prevent the onset of diabetes, Lam says. Even in the case of hereditary type 2 diabetes, it’s possible to prevent complications such as kidney failure, adult blindness and amputations. “You can avoid all of that if you have the education,” says Lam. “If we keep talking to folks about what they should be eating, and the portions they should be eating, and how it relates to their body and their blood sugar, that’s a huge step in the right direction for prevention.” ADA’s message for Native Hawaiians is not about abstaining from traditional meals enjoyed on occasion, but about making changes, like portion control or taking a walk after such a meal, that mitigate the impacts of such foods. OHA, a top sponsor of the Step Out Walk for the past four years, held a kickoff at its new offices at Nä Lama Kukui, also called the Gentry Pacific Design Center, in Iwilei on Feb. 11. The OHA launch was part of a series of Step Out kickoffs that began in November. Up to 100 teams are expected to sign up for the 2.3-mile walk.

ADA hopes to raise $550,000 while engaging 3,000 attendees, with half the teams coming from the community and half company-sponsored. “The more people you have, the more awareness,” says Lam. A health fair at the walk is also planned with 20 companies offering BMI (body mass index) and blood pressure checks, along with a wealth of information about diabetes and chronic diseases, plus “ask a doctor” and “ask a pharmacist” tables where people can get their questions about diabetes and medications answered by healthParticipants with dia- care professionals free of charge. betes may wear Red Other activities include an obstacle course, Strider caps to dis- a keiki bounce house, live local entertainment, tinguish them as massages and a volleyball tournament. they walk. - CourTo get the party started, organizers have added tesy: ADA a Zumba-style warm-up dance at 7:30 a.m. They’ve even posted a practice video on ADA’s website, so participants can learn the dance before the walk, in hopes of creating a 3,000-strong Zumba flash mob. Participants with diabetes will have access to a “Red Strider” tent – where they can socialize, check their blood sugar and enjoy complimentary refreshments – and “Red Strider” caps to distinguish them as they walk. Although there are no Step Out Walks on the neighbor islands, ADA can help get walks started. “We do have that opportunity through our national office,” says Lam. “If people want to put on a walk from a neighbor island, they can get in touch with us and then we will provide them with information about how to set up a volunteer-led community walk in their area.” ¢ Mary Alice Ka‘iulani Milham, a Portland, Oregon-based freelance journalist, is a former newspaper reporter and columnist from California’s Central Coast.

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Native Hawaiian writing and arts website is garnering global attention after being selected as a finalist for best new blog in the 2013 Edublog Awards. Edublog is a service for educational institutions to create websites and blogs.

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Leeward Community College Professor Pat Kamalani Hurley, editor of the Pupu A ‘O ‘Ewa Native Hawaiian Writing and Arts website. - Courtesy: Rokki Midro

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The Püpü A ‘O ‘Ewa Native Hawaiian Writing and Arts website came in seventh place in the international competition. Not bad for a new site produced by teachers and students at Leeward Community College. “I was thrilled it was nominated,” says Pat Kamalani Hurley, who created the website. “This is a great thing for our students – to express themselves and inspire them. We didn’t win, but it was an honor for our students to get some welldeserved recognition.” First place went to spellingitoutblog, an Irish man’s account of training to become a teacher in Scotland. Hurley has been teaching business writing and linguistics at Leeward CC since 1982, and is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools. The origins of the website began in 2010, when Hurley and Hawaiian language Professor Kepa Badis co-founded the Ka ‘Umeke Kä‘eo

• Püpü A ‘O ‘Ewa Native Hawaiian Writing and Arts website, pupuaoewa.org • Students sing “Püpü A ‘O ‘Ewa” on video, pupuaoewa. org/welcome-2/about-ourname • Hi‘ilei Mano‘i-Hyde shares her award-winning chant in a video, bit.ly/LXKMJf • Püpü A ‘O ‘Ewa Native Hawaiian Writing and Arts places seventh, bit.ly/1eaASdd Native Hawaiian Writing and Arts Achievement Awards, honoring “the well-filled mind.” Leeward’s Language Arts department and student government funded the awards to encourage students to express themselves in English and Hawaiian, through writing and artwork about ke ‘ano Hawai‘i, all things Hawaiian. The quality of the award-winning pieces inspired Hurley to showcase them on a website. The site’s name comes from “Püpü A ‘O ‘Ewa,” a mele wahi pana (a song that speaks of a specific place). “It’s a metaphor for the people who live in the Lee-

The website began as a way to showcase the winning entries to the college’s Ka ‘Umeke Ka¯‘eo Native Hawaiian Writing and Arts Achievement Awards, such as the photos “Maui,” above, and “Ha¯loa,” below, both by Shawn Kaho‘olemana Naone.

ward side of O‘ahu, stretching from Pearl City to the North Shore and

the Wai‘anae Coast,” says Hurley. The song was written for a church fundraiser in the 1800s. The name of the composer is unknown. When you watch a video of students singing “Püpü A ‘O ‘Ewa” on the website, the melody may also remind you of another song. “In the modern era, someone borrowed the hui (chorus) to “Püpü A ‘O ‘Ewa” and wrote a cute little love song that became known as “Pearly Shells.” It’s catchy. But in no way does the poetry of the two songs compare,” says Aaron Mahi, former Royal Hawaiian bandmaster and musician. For Leeward CC student Hi‘ilei Mano‘i-Hyde, sharing her awardwinning chant in a video on the website has inspired her to share her passion for haku mele (writing songs in Hawaiian) with everyone. “It is a way to honor my küpuna (ancestors), and heed a great responsibility in continuing to perpetuate the values they have left behind.” These days, Hurley is working to improve the quality and variety of the works featured on the website. She accepts submissions from everyone in the community, whether or not the contributor is Hawaiian. But their pieces must be Hawaiian-focused. For example, you can submit poetry, personal histories, songs, artwork, photography and videos. Topics can range from Native Hawaiian identity to culture, history, arts, politics, lands and nature. To encourage viewership, the website has introduced “New Release Mondays.” Each week, a new work is posted and featured on the site. ¢ Heidi Chang is a multimedia journalist who produces news and feature stories about Hawai‘i for a global audience. See heidi chang.com.


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Leaders Continued from page 7 ideas off of. Within the first couple weeks of the class, (participants say), boy, it’s sure a relief to find people who have the same problems I do.” That was the case for Chang, 31, who said meeting other business owners helped him realize that “everybody has challenges” and faces cycles of growth and stabilization. “Knowing that it was a natural part of business was a big thing for me,” he said. (I realized) we’re not doing so bad … We’re actually doing well.” Chang, who flew to O‘ahu from Maui to attend classes, says he would recommend the course to anyone. The Native Hawaiian business owners in the class gravitated toward one another and partnered together on projects, he said, and meeting Percell and his classmates validated for him a crucial value:

that success and aloha can go hand in hand. It’s a value taught to him by his father, Ali‘i, and his father’s business partner, Lani Medina Weigert, whom Koa Chang credits with grooming him to take over. Jane Sawyer, director of the SBA’s Hawai‘i and Pacific Affiliated Islands District Office, said the course requires about 100 hours of time for classes every other week, meetings with smaller groups, research and homework. The course, estimated to cost $10,000 per student, is free. “We want the class to spur them to growth be something they can get their arms around and really be engaged in developing the vision and plan for their business,” she said. “It is not for the weak of heart.” To be eligible for the course, a business has to be at least three years old, have $350,000 or more in annual revenue and have at minimum one employee. Deadline to apply for the upcoming session was March 2. ¢

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he king, high chiefs and all the best of society were at the celebrated wedding. After which her new husband took her at once to their new estate known as Washington Place – a Garden of Eden in the heart of the city, built by his father. Being of royal blood, living in paradise and marrying her prince charming was like a dream come true, the stuff fairy tales are made of. But the dream became a nightmare she couldn’t wake up from. Her brother, the king, passed away, she became queen and her beloved people pleaded with her to amend the Constitution. Meanwhile, a small group of well-connected individuals were conspiring to overthrow the monarchy. This real-life drama unfolded in the 1898 publication of Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen, by Queen Lili‘uokalani, recently republished by Hui Hänai, an auxiliary organization to the Queen Lili‘uokalani Children's Center, which wanted to expand and redo the queen’s book in a

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Queen Lili‘uokalani Trustees Dr. Claire L. Asam, Judge (Ret.) Thomas K. Kaulukukui Jr., and Judge (Ret.) Patrick K.S.L. Yim at the soft release of the re-publishing of “Hawaii‘s Story by Hawaii’s Queen Lili‘uokalani,” at Washington Place on January 24, 2014. The new publication is available at Native Books. better format than it is now sold, a little pocketbook. The new version includes previously deleted material found in the original manuscripts and additional images. “This really magnificent volume that I have had pleasure of already examining with Mr. (David) Forbes’ insightful and elegant introduction is a very valuable and valued addition to that which most of us are familiar with, which is Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen,” said Gov. Neil Abercrombie. “The annotation gives it a depth and perception that See Queen’s story on page 25

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bout a fourth (23.6 percent) of Hawai‘i’s adult population is obese (that’s a body mass index, or BMI, of 30 and greater). With that statistic, Hawai‘i was credited with being one of the top five states in the U.S. with the lowest rates of obesity, in 2013. The news release warned us that adult rates of obesity and being overweight are rising, rapidly, across the U.S., including Hawai‘i. It predicted that by 2030, more than half of Hawai‘i’s adults will be obese.

That’s a doubling of A 2013 report released by the Trust for America’s For those who can Hawai‘i’s current rate Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation remember: Television in only 16 years! sets were in most homes So, why get excited? predicts that if trends continue without effective by 1960, and evenings There are real concerns. interventions, more than half of Hawai‘i’s adults of sitting and snacking Increasing rates of being will be obese by 2030. in front of the boob tube overweight and severely began. The arrival of overweight will bring overweight is a real problem. national fast food chains increases in hypertension, heart Among many Native Hawaiians, to Hawai‘i: Dairy Queen and McDonillnesses, certain cancers and dia- the health complications listed above ald’s occurred about that time. Pizza, betes mellitus. And, for those who are already a reality, as more than 75 fried chicken and other hamburger are affected, medical treatment percent of Hawai‘i’s Native Hawaiians chains followed. Machines that diswill be needed. Thus, medical care are overweight and severely over- pensed sweetened beverages appeared will increase personal financial weight. That statistic is alarming! in more places. Then, machines disburdens, as well as burdens for We know that 40 to 50 years pensing many snacks, candies, chips, employers and health-care systems ago, rates of being overweight and soup and coffee appeared everywhere. that are involved. And, in addition severely overweight in Hawai‘i Food stores at gas stations appeared. to increases in these chronic condi- were far lower than today. So, And, ethnic diets in the home began tions, overweight adults can develop what happened? What changed? to change and vegetable consumption painful structural problems, i.e., We all know the remedy for being dropped. During this same period, bad knees, ankles and hips, as well overweight, right? It’s … less food labor-saving equipment appeared in as foot problems … all needing along with daily exercise. So the more homes, vacuum cleaners, electreatment. Another complication of reasons for Hawai‘i’s increasing tric washers and dryers, motorized being severely overweight is, quite weight must be increasing access lawn mowers and hedge clippers, likely, a shorter life span. Being to food and increasing idleness. etc. More families owned more than

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how they are distributed as well as how to get involved to minimize impact.” In the meantime, a key dividing line between the military and the community remains over suspected safety issues due to depleted uranium, or hazardous as well as toxic materials from firearms and other weapons used during training. OHA first drew public attention to the

We’re trying to account for impacts on cultural sites. We are trying to give the community a better understanding of what’s out there, how they are distributed as well as how to get involved to minimize impact.” —Everett Ohta, OHA lead compliance specialist there is no approved plan as to how we are moving forward. Once a master plan is approved, we will ensure that we meet all regulatory requirements. We will work with our partners around the island to ensure transparency. OHA is on the shortlist of groups we will engage.” In preparation, OHA has been holding a series of meetings on Hawai‘i Island over the past year to listen to community concerns about the adverse effects of the military’s presence in the 3,000-acre Pöhakuloa Training Area, whose landscape includes a heavy concentration of such cultural sites as shrines and ancient Hawaiian burials. Among them is the Bobcat Trail Habitation Cave, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places as an archaeological site of ancient Hawaiian living quarters. Federal law requires the Army to consult with the community to determine the effect of the planned upgrades to the Pöhakuloa Training Area on archaeological sites listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. For that reason, OHA has assembled a team of archaeologists to participate in surveying the sites. The team is also seeking information from the military about the Native Hawaiian sites within an Infantry Platoon Battle Course on Pöhakuloa. “We’re trying to account for impacts on cultural sites,” said Everett Ohta, the lead compliance specialist at OHA. “We are trying to give the community a better understanding of what’s out there,

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concern last April, when it launched its issues-based website called kamakakoi. com, which gave a voice to professionals and community members who have suggested that the Army has been downplaying the health risks associated with the depleted uranium it acknowledges is present on Pöhakuloa. But the Army has rejected any suggestion that its reports on depleted uranium are based on faulty data, point to multiple studies, including one released in August 2013 by the state Department of Health to validate its claim that the depleted uranium on Pöhakuloa does not pose a “significant health threat” to people in either West Hawai‘i or East Hawai‘i. Even so, Flores is among the Hawaiians behind a hard-edge campaign to corral the Army’s plans to renovate its base at Pohakuloa. “What is presently happening at Pöhakuloa is what was happening on the island of Kaho‘olawe when it was used for live-fire training and as a bombing target by the U.S. Armed Forces and other countries from 1941 to 1990,” Flores said. “Through Kaho‘olawe we experienced even greater lessons about our Papahänaumoku (Earth Mother) and how we, as Känaka, have a responsibility to care for and nurture the natural resources of earth, sea and the sky. Our küpuna understood and honored this responsibility as aloha ‘äina, a loving care for the natural elements, resources and forces of life. We can help others remember that our ‘äina is still sacred.” ¢

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ia ka mole o ia mea he aloha ‘äina i ke ‘ano o ka noho ‘ana a me ka mana‘o‘i‘o ‘ana o nä küpuna Hawai‘i. Ua haku nä küpuna Hawai‘i kahiko i nä mele, nä mo‘okü‘auhau, a me nä mo‘olelo e hö‘ike mai ai i nä mana‘o aloha ‘äina. I ke Kumulipo a me nä mele ko‘ihonua ‘ë a‘e he nui wale, aia ka mana‘o o nä küpuna, ho‘okahi wale nö ‘ohana o nä mea ola a pau. He po‘e küpuna no käkou ka lä, ka mahina, nä hökü, nä mea kanu, nä holoholona, a ia mea aku ia mea aku, no ka mea, aia käkou a pau loa i loko o ka mo‘okü‘auhau ho‘okahi. He aloha ‘ohana ko nä küpuna Hawai‘i i ka ‘äina a me nä mea a pau loa ma luna ona. Eia kekahi, hiki ke ‘ike ‘ia ke aloha ‘äina ma o nä inoa ‘äina kuämanomano, nä wahi pana, a me nä mele he nui hewahewa. He kahua këia mau inoa e kükulu ‘ia ai nä ‘ölelo no‘eau a nä küpuna. Ke kükulu läkou i kahi mana‘o nui, nänä läkou i ke ‘ano o ka ‘äina i mea ho‘ohälike e akäka ai ia mana‘o. I ka wä o ka ho‘okahuli aupuni a me ka ho‘ohui hewa ‘ia o Hawai‘i nei me ‘Amelika, no‘ono‘o ihola ka po‘e i käko‘o iä Kaläkaua läua me Lili‘uokalani i inoa no ko läkou ‘ahahui, a ‘o ka Hui Aloha ‘Äina kai koho ‘ia. He Hawai‘i ka po‘e a he Hawai‘i ka ‘äina, ho‘okahi no kupuna o läua, a no laila, ‘a‘ohe wahi pono o ka ‘önou ‘ana i nä ali‘i a ka‘awale mai ko läkou noho ali‘i ‘ana aku ma luna o ka ‘äina. ‘O ko läkou kü‘ë ikaika loa a‘ela nö ia ma nä ‘ano like ‘ole he nui. I ke kenekulia iwakälua, ua mau nö ke aloha o ka ‘äina hänau o nä Hawai‘i. Na Kawena Pukui läua me kona köko‘olua, ‘o Samuel Elbert, i hö‘ike mai ma loko o kä läua puke wehewehe ‘ölelo Hawai‘i i ka mana‘o o aloha ‘äina, ‘o ia ho‘i, he aloha ia no ka ‘äina hänau, a he patriotism wahi a ka haole. No ka wä kahiko mai nö na‘e këia ‘ölelo. I nä makahiki 1970, ho‘ä hou ‘ia ke ahi o ke aloha ‘äina e George Helm, ka me‘e o ia mau lä näna (me ka ‘ohana PKO ho‘i) i ho‘opakele ka mokupuni ‘o Kaho‘olawe mai nä lima ku‘i mai o Maleka. A nui nö nä mele aloha ‘äina i haku ‘ia i ia mau makahiki, e la‘a me “Hawai‘i Loa Külike Käkou,” “Mele o Kaho‘olawe,” a pëlä wale aku. I loko o nä makahiki 1980 me nä 1990, hïmeni mau ‘o Israel Kamakawiwo‘ole i nä mele aloha ‘äina, a he mau mele politika nö ho‘i. I këia manawa, ahuwale ke aloha ‘äina o ka lähui Hawai‘i. Külia nö käkou i ka hö‘ike aku i ke aloha ‘äina a me ke aloha kupuna: ‘ölelo Hawai‘i kekahi, mahi ‘ai kekahi, haku mele kekahi, ho‘äla hou kekahi i nä mele aloha ‘äina kahiko, a‘o kekahi i nä keiki a me nä ‘öpio, a

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pëlä aku. He kuleana ke aloha ‘äina e like me ke kuleana ‘ohana. ‘A‘ole ia he kuleana e ho‘oili aku ai ma luna o ha‘i. ‘Auhea ka pono o ke ka‘a ‘ana o ke kuleana ‘öiwi ma lalo o ka lima nui o Maleka? E ho‘omana‘o ‘ia nä hua‘ölelo a ka po‘e aloha ‘äina ma nä palapala ho‘opi‘i kü‘ë ho‘ohui ‘äina i ka MH 1897: … ke kue aku nei [makou] me ka ikaika loa i ka hoohuiia aku o ko Hawaii Paeaina i oleloia ia Amerika Huipuia ma kekahi ano a loina paha. Ua ho‘ohui ‘ia nö kä na‘e. Mai ia manawa mai, ua lilo nä ‘äina he nui i nä lima ‘ë, ua lepo nä kai a me nä wai, ua ‘eha loa ka ‘äina i ka ho‘opahü ‘ia, ua ho‘okapu ‘ia kekahi mau ‘äina nui e like me Polihale, a na ka pipi‘i loa o ka noho ‘ana käkou e wailana aku nei. ‘Eä, e paio käkou. Aia nö ka pono o ka ‘äina a paio ‘ia. ‘A‘ohe hä‘awipio o ke aloha ‘äina!

English Summary Aloha ‘äina has deep roots in the life ways and beliefs of our Kanaka ancestors. We know this from the genealogies, mele and stories. The Kumulipo tells us that we are of the same family as the earth and the sky, plants and animals, because they precede us in the same genealogy. Aloha ‘äina is evident as well in the many place names that our küpuna bestowed upon the land, and how they drew upon those place names and elements of nature whenever they reached for a metaphor in song or poetry. Place names also form the basis of thousands of ‘ölelo no‘eau. In the 20th century, Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel Elbert defined aloha ‘äina as patriotism and pointed out that it was a very ancient Hawaiian concept. In the 1970s, George Helm reignited the idea of aloha ‘äina in the fight to reclaim and rescue Kaho‘olawe from destruction by the U.S. military. Many mele aloha ‘äina were composed at that time. In the 1980s and ’90s, Iz and others composed and sang more mele aloha ‘äina. Our küpuna who called themselves po‘e aloha ‘äina protested with all their might against annexation to the U.S., and lost. Since then we have seen innumerable lands lost to foreigners, the sea and fresh waters polluted, lands destroyed by bombs and guns, and many Känaka having to leave our beloved homeland because it is too expensive to live here. It is not right to agree to handing over control over our ‘äina to others through instruments like the Akaka bill (may it rest in peace). We must activate the kuleana that comes with our aloha for the ‘äina, i.e., work to regain our lands and control over our homeland. Aloha ‘äina means mälama ‘äina – to care for the ‘äina and to retain it.  Ho‘oponopono ‘ia e Laiana Wong. Laiana Wong edited this piece.


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Water is a public trust that must be conserved for present and future generations. But for decades, the State Water Commission has allowed private corporations to divert water from streams and hoard it.

Drinking water supplies decline as diverted streams fail to recharge underground acquifers that supply water for homes. Farmers who have legal priority are effectively denied their water rights. All of these impacts are occurring while big corporations profit from the state’s most precious public natural resource.

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Fate of Na¯ Wai ‘Eha¯ still unknown

Water rights at issue in decade-old case By Harold Nedd

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Big companies are hoarding public water for profit. Who holds them accountable?

When big companies divert mauka-to-makai streamflows, they disrupt natural water cycles. Streamlife, near shore fisheries, and even off shore fisheries that depend on healthy stream flows are harmed.

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he water fight playing out on Maui has taught taro farmer Allan Ornellas patience. The 59-year-old Wailuku resident has been waiting nearly a decade for water to be restored to ‘Ïao Stream, which used to flow alongside the two acres of land in Central Maui that have been in his ‘ohana since time immemorial. But the real test of his patience has been the showdowns with the once-powerful sugar plantations that derive their economic strength from the millions of gallons of water they divert from the Nä Wai ‘Ehä streams in Central Maui. “I’ve seen a lot of people lose it at those hearings,” said Ornellas. “I haven’t been arrested yet, but it’s hard to take when you know what these companies are doing is not right. There is enough water for everybody, but they have not been willing to share it.” Justice came calling for Ornellas and a broadbased alliance of farmers, environmentalists and others in the Native Hawaiian community in August 2012, when the Hawai‘i Supreme Court ruled in their favor against the state Commission on Water Resource Management in what’s known as the Nä Wai ‘Ehä case. The high court upheld state law that requires the water commission to consider the effects of its decision on Native Hawaiian traditional and customary practices at streams. The ruling effectively forced the commission to redo its decision and consider restoring more water to Waihe‘e River and

Waiehu, ‘Ïao and Waikapü streams, which together are known as Nä Wai ‘Ehä, or “The Four Great Waters.”

Hearing set for March Nearly two years since that ruling, lawyers in the Nä Wai ‘Ehä case are scheduled on March 10 to return to Maui for another contested case hearing that ultimately could help determine the future of Central Maui’s water resources. The hearing comes at a time when the Office of Hawaiian Affairs has been focusing public attention on the water-rights issue that has long plagued communities in Central and East Maui as well as Windward O‘ahu, highlighting through its multimedia channels the importance of accountability at a time when water resources are rapidly declining. The hearing also represents an important culmination to a high-court ruling in the Nä Wai ‘Ehä case, prompted by an appeal of a water commission decision in June 2010 that restored little or none of the stream flows diverted by the two private companies – the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co., which is a division of Alexander & Baldwin Inc. and the Wailuku Water Co., which is a remnant of the now-defunct Wailuku Sugar Co. The appeal was filed by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Maui community groups Hui o Nä Wai ‘Ehä and Maui Tomorrow Foundation, which were represented by EarthJustice. See water rights on page 20

Commissioners regulate the use of Hawai‘i’s water.

How can communities stop big corporations from diverting stream flows and hoarding water? The State Water Commission is tasked with guarding Hawai‘i’s water resources and ensuring that water benefits everyone and not just corporate interests. But for decades, the Water Commission has undermined trust.

5 Hawai‘i courts have overturned all five major decisions of the State Water Commission that favored big companies.

A man-made wooden bridge swings over a dried out stream in Waihe’e Valley. - Photo: Alice Silbanuz

Illustration by: John Matsuzaki

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water rights Continued from page 19 “This case is going into its 10th year,” said Pamela Bunn, an attorney with the Honolulu-based law firm Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing, which has represented OHA in the Nä Wai ‘Ehä case. “But there are signs that we are getting closer to a resolution.” In recently updating the OHA Board of Trustees on the case, Bunn said that the organization's legal position has not changed. For example, OHA continues to argue that there is enough water in the Nä Wai ‘Ehä streams to irrigate the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co.’s fields and support such public trust uses as growing traditional root crops as well as exercising gathering, spiritual and other traditional and customary practices.

‘Enough water to go around’

“Our position was not that the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co.

where’s the wai? On Maui, one company is able to divert as much water as all of O‘ahu consumes.

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Source: Native Hawaiian Legal Corp. had to shut down or that all water had to be returned to the stream,” Bunn said. “OHA’s position was there’s enough water to go around, and the evidence at the original contested case hearing proved that to be the case.” Bunn also laid out for the trustees the organization’s original three

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goals for Nä Wai ‘Ehä. Chief among them is to re-establish year-round flows in the Nä Wai ‘Ehä streams, from the summit of Pu‘u Kukui and Mauna Kahalawai until they reach the Pacific Ocean, she said. The other goal is to return public trust resources to public control and

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Application deadline: April 21, 2014 For more information including eligibility requirements or to apply online visit www.ksbe.edu/finaid or call (808) 534-8080.

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Breakdown of 2009 decision on amount of water returned to Na¯ Wai ‘Eha¯ Streams The decision prompted an appeal to the Hawaii Supreme Court

Proposed Decision HC&S Proposal (4/9/09) (10/15/09)

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management. The third is to secure permanent stewardship and funding for the watersheds so there will be streams for the future. “Our goals haven’t changed over the past 10 years,” Bunn said. Rick Volner, general manager of the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co., has been less than enthusiastic about the Hawai‘i Supreme Court’s decision vacating the water commission’s ruling, declaring in a previous statement that the water commission’s 2010 decision provided his company with a “fighting chance for survival so it can continue to make its critical contributions to Maui’s economy, preserve jobs and keep Central Maui green, both visually and through the generation of renewable energy.” Still the impression lingers among many that his company diverts significantly more water than it needs, impairing the ability of Native Hawaiians to exercise traditional and customary practices such as growing kalo and gathering from the streams and nearshore waters. “There are a number of problems with the diversions,” Bunn said, pointing out that the diversions dry up coastal springs and wetlands, interrupt the life cycles of native stream species, and reduce the recharge to the aquifers that are Central Maui’s main water supply. One of the issues that made a particular impact on the Hawai‘i Supreme Court was the amount of water diverted from Nä Wai ‘Ehä that goes to waste. The court characterized Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co.’s losses as “massive”

and pointed out that those losses, estimated at 13 million to 16 million gallons per day, amounted to more than the total amount of water restored to the streams by the water commission’s 2010 decision.

Maximizing sugar yields

That viewpoint seems to unsettle Volner. “I believe HC&S has been very proactive when it comes to looking at ways to conserve water, to minimize anything that could be construed as waste or losses,” Volner said. “We have a very robust maintenance program to maintain the lining of ditches to minimize seepage. We don’t consider any losses from the system as waste; we see that as just return to the natural cycle whether it’s through rainfall or seepage.” Among his doubters is Jocelyn Doane, senior public policy advocate at OHA. “You can’t waste millions of gallons of water a day and then say it is OK because indirectly it may be benefiting the aquifer through recharge,” Doane said. “Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co.’s system travels across multiple places and so it is taking water from one place and running it along multiple ahupua‘a and possibly recharging it there. So it is not recharging the place where it is coming from. Furthermore, there are many people who could be using that water instead of it being wasted through an ill-managed system.” In a video OHA produced on the issue, Volner remains unreconciled See water rights on page 21


water rights Continued from page 20 to that viewpoint, saying that his company has been farming 36,000 acres on Maui for a while. “We know pretty well what our requirements are and where we can get water to optimally grow and to

malaki2014 21 2009, when a hearing officer ordered about half the water that was diverted return to all four of the Nä Wai ‘Ehä streams and communities. “What we then saw was a huge backlash by the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. and their supporters,” Sproat said. “They immediately played their economic trump card and basically threatened

Allan Ornellas points out the location of some ancient lo‘i on his ohana’s kuleana land in Wailuku.

maximize the yields that we have,” Volner said. “Water is actually the single most important determinant to deciding what kind of yield you can have on sugar cane.”

Area streams, once abundant, supported Hawai‘i’s largest taro cultivation site

At the center of the issue that has polarize the community is an aging ditch system built by sugar plantations more than 100 years ago. It continues to drain the Waiehu, ‘Ïao and Waikapü streams as well as the Waihe‘e River, pitting sugar plantations against farmers who want to grow crops that have sustained communities for generations. Since 2004, taro farmers and community groups have mobilized to restore water to the area that was once identified as the largest continuous area of taro cultivation in Hawai‘i. Kapua Sproat took up their cause as a lawyer for EarthJustice by initiating the Nä Wai ‘Ehä case, calling for relief to communities burdened by the fact that the vast majority of water resources were being controlled by what she characterized as “plantation interests or their subsidiaries.” She can recall the water fights on Maui reaching a critical point in April

the commission with an ultimatum and told them that if the commission finalized that draft decision that would be the end result and that over 800 people would be laid off. And so the water commission bowed to political pressure and when the final decision was issued in June 2010, they only restored 12.5 million gallons to two of Nä Wai ‘Ehä’s four streams.” In explaining the current situation, Doane added that “what ends up happening is both ‘Ïao and Waikapü end up getting no water. So, folks that live below the diversions, who live on their family lands get nothing essentially, while the streams continue to be drained dry.” Allan Ornellas, who grew up swimming, fishing and playing in ‘Ïao Stream, is hoping all that will change at the March 10 hearing on Maui. “We used to be able to go down there and swim with a rubber tube,” Ornellas said. “Now, you can’t even blow a soap bubble in it because the amount of water in the stream in down to a trickle. We must convince the water commission to do the right thing.” ¢ For more on this story, visit kamakakoi.com.


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Jamaica Osorio in 2013 with her father, Jonathan Osorio, editor of I Ulu I Ka ‘A¯ina: Land. - Photo: Kai Markell

Day 223: Sinking Bodies Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio When it gets cold outside and you got nobody to love understand what I mean when I say there’s no way we are gonna give up like a little girl cries in her bed at a monster who lives in her dream is there anyone out there cuz it’s getting harder and harder to breathe 2 weeks ago our turetic earth ticked in the aftermath of God’s anger Haiti felt catastrophe shaking in the number 7 the death toll is 233,000 and counting today, Chile felt the same learning to find fear in 8.8 2 million people have been displaced i’m sitting at my computer watching the number rise it feels too much like Haiti Katrina Indonesia it’s been 50 years since Chile has been shaken like this when in the 1960s six thousand dead bodies fell through the cracks, sixty sunk in Hawai‘i They call this Global Warming the climate correcting itself I call it earth rattling quaking plates shifting tsunami lifting the sea is rising and in my tiny Honolulu town that means Underwater homes

Land, and its Ka¯naka connections, as muse

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e Kanaka are inseparable from the ‘äina,” writes University of Hawai‘i Hawaiian studies professor Jonathan Osorio in the editor’s note of the new book I Ulu I Ka ‘Äina: Land, the latest in a series released by UH’s Hawai‘inuiäkea School of Hawaiian Knowledge. The theme of land – as inspiration, nourishment and deserving of protection, flows through the second volume with writings by Carlos Andrade, Kamanamaikalani Beamer, Neil J. Hannahs, Lia O’Neill Keawe, Leon No‘eau Peralto, Wendell Kekailoa Perry and Kaiwipuni Lipe, who contributes an interview with her mom, Lilikalä Kame‘eleihiwa. The book contains mostly essays on topics ranging from indigenizing land management at Kamehameha Schools to a homeless man’s actions in the face of western laws in the intriguingly titled “Save the Hawaiian, Eat the Pig.” However, the slim 114-page volume begins and ends with poetry. Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, a three-time national poetry champion, Stanford University graduate and daughter of Jonathan Osorio, provides the opening poem, and Dana Näone Hall, a decadeslong advocate for protecting iwi küpuna and ancestral burial sites disturbed by urbanization, wrote the closing poem. Both are printed here. I Ulu I Ka ‘Äina: Land is available for $16 at Native Books/Nä Mea Hawai‘i, select retailers and through University of Hawai‘i Press, (808) 956-8255, uhpbooks@hawaii.edu and online at uhpress. hawaii.edu. —Lisa Asato

There is a wall of water taunting my homeland I’m two thousand miles away the phone lines are hollow like opened graves in Hawai‘i brown bodies are born asthmatic choking from first inhale running from an aquatic mountain it is no wonder we cannot breathe This is the reality: Global Warming will break the foundation of a community without even shaking the penthouse suite so while the men and women who finance the earth’s deterioration play the role of its savior sipping martinis in hybrid glass-bottom boats tallying the brown bodies that float by this society’s roots are sinking in quicksand our hands above our heads trying to form prayers for relief funds hoping that the government might soon start funneling money back into education so the next generation, if there is one, will learn how to prevent this from ever happening again it is as if the government thinks that if we are uneducated we won’t be able to be ashamed of them won’t understand that the elite only have faith in the privately educated that the rest of us, don’t even stand a chance We’ve made life a privatized institution only the privileged can afford to survive cut the crap it’s 2010 Chile has just been hit by an 8.8 magnitude earthquake sending a tsunami to Hawai‘i but you see we were lucky cuz the tsunami barely hit Hawai‘i’s shores but our children were already sinking anyway because the government’s idea of solution to the economic depression is Furlough Fridays instead of cutting from our 1 trillion dollar war we’ve taken school days from our offspring and we all know the environment is dying because our legislation is failing to teach our children to sprout through concrete enough with the quick-fix band-aids and budget cuts! it’s time to fill classrooms not empty them unloading our brown bodies over seas to fight “terrorism” will not lighten our island enough to keep it afloat It’s 2010, the plates beneath our feet are just beginning to strike back it’s time for a solution time to stop counting backwards to Haiti Katrina Indonesia don’t let the rhetoric fool you there is nothing natural about the way we’ve destroyed our planet Haiti is just 9/11 from a different angle we are our own worst enemies terrorists dressed as “patriots” look around you the death toll is rising with sea level we are all still counting sinking bodies it is time to decide who is gonna be privileged enough to survive next time


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Crossing the Pali Dana Na ¯one Hall We’re all young enough to remember what it was like when we were growing up in Hilo small town or Käne‘ohe where it rained rivers of red dirt in the winter from all the new cut hillsides. There’s still the suggestion of old streams and lo‘i under the sunken lawns. My grandfather had a house stepping down to a small stream hidden like a secret, the shy green spring of a young girl flowing in the shade of a mango tree. Years later we went away to college climbing the peaks of Western thought. But I remember the stories— my uncle sleeping on the beach in a hole lined with newspaper, his youngest brother not far away in his own hole for the night. In the morning they gathered coconuts that had fallen from the night sky. On the other side of the island, my mother’s popo is cooking bird’s nest soup in the kitchen. One of my father’s sisters had a husband who used to twirl knives for the Samoan fire dance, which he perfected and later performed somewhere on the East Coast. Another sister lived in Maple Shade, New Jersey, while the rest of us grew thick as bamboo in Käne‘ohe. These people are still around like the brightly colored fish swimming in the aquarium at my grand-aunt’s house in Kaimukï. I know that you have the same kinds of stories lined up the way you used to line up with your father, mother and brothers all in a row at St. Joseph’s on Sundays. Now you’re an attorney and you act different. You part your hair in the middle. You look like you never get enough sleep. You’re almost always in an office, twenty-seventh floor, air conditioning, mirrored windows, in downtown Honolulu, and you think the guys riding around with big tires and tinted glass are funny. Look at you, you don’t go to the beach, you say you don’t have fun, you work too hard and for what? So the big Japanese company can carve up the coast like so much raw tuna. Very refreshing with a little

Hua Kanu

Applications now being accepted for OHA’s Kirin after a round of golf. Meanwhile another company from Wyoming wants to drill deep into the mountain directly above your client’s new resort to extract high-temperature steam for electricity. Never mind that the gases escaping with the steam will smell like rotten eggs. Worry about that when the time comes. It’s almost midnight on the day when you questioned me for more than six hours about my interest in keeping the old road in Mäkena open to traffic of all kinds. All the while, hammering away for the developer who wants everybody off the beach before the hotel opens in late summer. It’s almost midnight under the same moon. Who says you have to go along with it?

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Highly qualified Native Hawaiian-owned businesses interested in a term loan or line of credit starting at $200,000, are welcome to apply. Due to limited funds, completed applications will be evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please go to www.oha.org/huakanu for more information. EMPOWERING HAWAIIANS, STRENGTHENING HAWAI‘I

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Application Deadline: April 30, 2014 Download an application at ksbe.edu/finaid or call (808) 534-8080 to request that an application be sent to you. Families must reapply each year. Funds are limited and scholarships are awarded based on many factors.

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Last year’s Ho¯‘ike performance by Kamehameha Schools’ Hawai‘i campus featured a mo‘olelo of Keaomelemele. This year the students will again be performing an opera entirely in ‘o¯lelo Hawai‘i, on the battle of Kuamo‘o. - Courtesy photo

Prince Ku ¯hio ¯ Festival

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OHA is a proud sponsor of various events taking place this month in celebration of Prince Jonah Kühiö Kalaniana‘ole, known as Ke Ali‘i Maka‘äinana – The Citizen Prince. Prince Kühiö is revered for his roles as founder of the Hawaiian Civic Club movement, proponent of the federal Hawaiian Homes Commission Act and former delegate to Congress for the Territory of Hawai‘i. Events statewide are planned. For a complete list of events and updates, visit princekuhiofestival.org. All events listed here are free and open to the public.

O‘ahu

Kapolei Prince Kühiö Ho‘olaule‘a Sat., March 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Celebrating its second year, this event kicks off with an imu workshop starting Friday night and a workshop Saturday on preparing traditional lü‘au foods. There will also be local entertainment, hälau hula, ‘ono food, vendors, craft demonstrations and Makahiki games. Prince Kühiö Community Center, park at Department of Hawaiian Home Lands parking lot. 291-0842 or 542-3886. Prince Kühiö Choral Concert Sat., March 8, 5-8:30 p.m Treat yourself to an evening of rare Hawaiian a cappella. featuring groups such as Kawaiolaonäpükanileo, Hawai‘i Youth Opera Chorus, the University of Hawai‘iMänoa Hawaiian Chorus and the Kawaiaha‘o Church Choir. Choral arrangements shine light on historical places and prominent people in Hawaiian

history. Kawaiaha‘o Church. Email Phil Hidalgo at kawaiola-mail@hawaii.rr.com. Prince Kühiö Commemorative Parade Sat., March 22, 10 a.m.-noon, Saratoga Road/ Kaläkaua Avenue to Kapi‘olani Park This Waikïkï parade honors the accomplishments of Kühiö as well as the dedication of those who work year-round to practice and perpetuate the Hawaiian culture and enhance the well-being of the Hawaiian community. See rare Hawaiian flags of the Hawaiian Kingdom and learn about the work of the royal societies, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Alu Like Inc., hälau hula, marching units and numerous community organizations. Email Lu Faborito at kaluhiokalanik@aol.com.

Maui

Prince Jonah Ku¯hio¯ Kalaniana‘ole, the Citizen Prince. - Courtesy photo

Prince Kühiö Ho‘olaule‘a Sat., March 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate the legacy of Prince Kühiö with this exciting event featuring exhibits, keiki games, food booths, Maui-made crafters and lots of local entertainment. Keawaiki (Banyan Tree Park), Front Street in Lahaina. Call Daryl Fujiwara at (808) 264-8779. 

Hö‘ike Thurs.-Fri., March 13-14, 7 p.m. Kamehameha Schools’ Hawai‘i campus presents a Hawaiianlanguage opera of the battle of Kuamo‘o. The production revolves around Liholiho’s decision to not reinstate the ‘ai kapu (eating taboo) and Kekuaokalani’s objection and eventual war against Liholiho. Kamehameha Schools-Hawai‘i, Koai‘a Gym, 16-716 Volcano Road, Kea‘au. $5. Tickets available two hours before show. (808) 982-0734.

This is Hawai‘i’s only strictly vintage show with no presales to vendors. $4.50 general, $15 early bird entry starting at 9 a.m. Neal Blaisdell Hawai‘i Suites. Tickets available the day of the show at the box office; discounts available online at ukulele.com/wikiwiki. 941-9754.

Generations: The Dalire ‘Ohana New date: Sat., March 15, 7:30 p.m. The Dalire ‘ohana has been putting poetry to motion for eight generations. Join an evening of talk story and hula with Kumu Hula Aloha Dalire and her daughters, all winners of the Merrie Monarch Festival’s prestigious Miss Aloha Hula title. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater. $30. (808) 242-7469 or mauiarts.org La ‘Ohana at Waimea Valley Sun., March 16 and every third Sunday of the month through December, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monthly Family Days offer scavenger hunts, mo‘olelo with küpuna, lei making, petroglyph rubs and mini tournaments every hour at Ka ‘ili ‘ili uka, the Upper Meadow. There, all ages can participate and compete in traditional Hawaiian games like pä uma (hand wrestling), kükini (foot racing) and könane (similar to checkers). Cultural practitioners and artisans will demonstrate lomilomi, kapa making, pöhaku shaping and more. Admission is half off for kama‘äina and military with proof of ID. Waimea Valley, across from world-famous Waimea Bay. 6387766 or waimeavalley.net. Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Sun., March 16, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Shop at more than 90 tables at this all-vintage collectibles and antiques show and sale featuring Hawaiiana, koa, ‘ukulele, Ni‘ihau shell lei, lauhala hats and more.

Alfred Apaka at the Hawaiian Room at the Lexington Hotel in New York City. Apaka’s birthday will be commemorated March 16 at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikı¯kı¯ Beach Resort. - Courtesy photo Alfred Apaka tribute Sun., March 16, 3-7 p.m. The late Alfred Apaka, the Golden Voice of Hawai‘i, will be honored on what would have been his 95th birthday. A 3 p.m. procession from the main lobby will be followed by lei draping and music at his statue. It continues with a musical salute at the resort’s Tapa Bar, where entertainment luminaries such as Harry B. Soria Jr., Danny Kaleikini, Hailama Farden, Amy Hänaiali‘i, Mihana Souza, Aaron Mahi and many more will pay tribute. Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikïkï Beach Resort. Free. Kuini Sat., March 22, 7:30 p.m. This amazing group features Iwalani Hoomanawanuiikanaauao Apo on ‘ukulele, Kapulanake-


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Lei from the Rick & Chuna Niâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ihau Shell Lei Collection. - Photo: Dave Franzen, 2013 hau Tamure on guitar and Keli Mehealani Viernes on acoustic bass. The harmonious trio took top honors in 2012 in the Ka HĂŻmeni Ana contest for acoustic performances of Hawaiian music. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Yokouchi Pavilion. $40; $30 in advance. (808) 242-7469 or mauiarts.org. Niâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ihau Shell Lei Exhibit Extended through April 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, closed Tuesdays

An exhibit featuring more than 60 certified Niâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ihau shell lei, consisting of a private collection of â&#x20AC;&#x153;modernâ&#x20AC;? style lei, as well as pieces from Bishop Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own collections. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Niâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ihau Shell Lei: Ocean Origins, Living Traditionsâ&#x20AC;? provides insight into the artistry, science and manufacturing history of these unique and highly valued shells. Bishop Museum, Long Gallery. Regular admission applies. 847-3511 or bishopmuseum.org. ď&#x201A;˘

is not necessarily familiar to all, even those of us who have striven to immerse ourselves at least a little bit in Hawaiian history.â&#x20AC;? On Jan. 24, a soft book release was held at Queen Liliâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;uokalaniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s former home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is especially an occasion for humble gratitude on my part,â&#x20AC;? Abercrombie said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I never expected to be in such a position and most certainly since becoming governor to have an occasion like this present itself gives me an opportunity to express to all of you the profound thanks that I have for being given the chance to restore Washington Place â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to rehabilitate Washington Place, if you will, in honor of the queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legacy of aloha.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good time to republish this book,â&#x20AC;? said Thomas K. Kaulukukui, board of trustees chair of the Queen Liliâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;uokalani Trust. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because the queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story ends â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Stacy Naipo, president of Hui HaÂŻnai at the soft book release of the re-published â&#x20AC;?Hawaiiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Story by Hawaiiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s Queen Liliuokalani,â&#x20AC;? at Washington Place on January 24.

overthrown, as we all know, and it kind of ends there. But what we wanted to do â&#x20AC;Ś was talk about what happened after her overthrow, which is, among other things, the formation of the queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trust to care for orphaned and destitute children, which carries on her legacy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So there is a continuation after her recount of her entry. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why we did it.â&#x20AC;? Bound in turquoise cloth with an elegant single word on the cover imprinted in gold, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Liliuokani,â&#x20AC;? the book is luxurious. Its spine features the queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crest in gold. Protecting the cloth is a jacket in the design of an early publication. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To have this extraordinary, valuable capacity to explore her thoughts and to understand her life in contemporary terms was the result of the publication of this book by the trust is something that I think deserves celebration,â&#x20AC;? said Abercrombie. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We should be very grateful for it. The queen perseveres through the publication of her story.â&#x20AC;? ¢

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Paeahu Ahupua‘a Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i, Inc. (CSH) is currently in the process of preparing a preservation plan for SIHP 50-50-14-5754 in Paeahu Ahupua‘a, Makawao District, Maui Island (TMK [2] 2-1-008: 130). The site was documented as a rock overhang with cultural modification containing sparse marine shell midden, faunal bone, kukui, basalt flakes, and charcoal. The site was evaluated in consultation with SHPD and found to be significant under two of the five State and National Register of Historic Places criteria: Criterion D (Site has yielded or has the potential to yield information important in prehistory), and Criterion E (Site has cultural significance; probable religious structures or burials present [State of Hawai‘i criteria only]). Due to these findings, SIHP5754 was recommended by SCS for preservation. As part of our proposed preservation plan, we are currently recommending avoidance and protection (conservation) of this site, including a 20-foot permanent buffer around the perimeter. We are requesting that persons having any knowledge of this site please contact Todd McCurdy at our Maui Office located at 1860 Main Street, Wailuku, HI 96793 (Telephone: [808] 242-9882; Fax [808] 244-1994), to share information, comments, or concerns regarding the appropriate preservation of SIHP # 50-50-14-5754. Please respond within thirty days of this notice. ¢ Burial Notice: Wai‘alae-iki NOTICE TO INTERESTED PARTIES IS HEREBY GIVEN that two unmarked burial sites containing iwi küpuna (human skeletal remains), were re-identified by Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i, Inc. during the course of an archaeological inventory survey related to proposed rock fall mitigation at the Waialae 180’ Reservoir (TMK [1] 3-5-020:011) at Wai‘alae-iki, Honolulu (Kona) District O‘ahu A State Inventory of Historic Properties site number of SIHP 50-80-14-5938 previously (2003) has been assigned to identify a very small cave containing the remains

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of an estimated five individuals and SIHP 50-80-14-6531 previously (2003) has been assigned to identify a very small cave containing the remains of one individual. Following the procedures of Hawai‘i Revised Statutes (HRS) Chapter 6E-43, and Hawai‘i Administrative Rules (HAR) Chapter 13-300, the burials are believed to be over 50 years old. An evaluation of ethnicity has been made by the State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) and the burials are believed to be Native Hawaiian. Background research indicates that during the Mähele these lands of Wai‘alae-iki were awarded to Abner Päkï – as part of LCA 10613, ‘Äpana 3). Kuleana (maka‘äinana Land Commission Awards) in the immediate vicinity include LCA 3437B:2 to Kaheana and LCA 6749:3 to Apolehua The applicant for this project is The Honolulu Board of Water Supply, and the contact person is: Kathryn Fujikami, 630 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96843 [TEL (808) 748-5744. FAX (808) 550-5017]. Proposed treatment is preservation in place. The O‘ahu Island Burial Council (OIBC) has jurisdiction in this matter and the proper disposition of these burials and treatment of the burial sites will be determined by the OIBC, in consultation with any recognized lineal and/or cultural descendants, per the requirements of HAR Chapter 13-300-33. Appropriate treatment of the burial sites shall occur in accordance with HAR Chapter 13-300-38. All persons having any knowledge of the identity or history of these burials are requested to immediately contact Mr. Kawika Farm at the SHPD, located at the Room 555, Käkuhihewa Building, 601 Kamökila Blvd, Kapolei, HI 96706 [TEL (808) 692-8015. FAX (808) 692-8020]. All interested parties shall respond within thirty (30) days of this notice and file descendancy claim forms and/or provide information to the SHPD adequately demonstrating lineal descent from these specific probable burials or cultural descent from ancestors buried in the same ahupua‘a or district. ¢


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Home Lands trust represents opportunity for thousands of native Hawaiian families By Department of Hawaiian

University. Her first real job was working for the Office of Management and Budget, an agency within the executive office of the president in Washington, D.C. Returning home to Hawai‘i, Masagatani began serving the Native Hawaiian community as a land investment analyst at the Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate. Several years later, at the age of 30, she was appointed by Gov. Ben Cayetano to serve as the deputy to the chairman of the Hawaiian Homes Commission, the youngest person ever appointed to a cabinet-level position at that time. Following her work at DHHL, she worked as an assistant to the president and chief executive officer of The Queen’s Health Systems

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apped by Gov. Neil Abercrombie to head the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Jobie Masagatani accepted the appointment as chair of the Hawaiian Homes Commission and director of DHHL in May 2012. What she discovered was a department in disarray, burdened with longstanding issues that made forward progress for the department difficult. During her first year at the helm, DHHL faced a legislative audit of its loan portfolio and a series of articles in the newspaper critical of the department’s revocable permit (RP) program. The challenges brought opportunities for reform, from Masagatani’s perspective. The RP program, for example, has undergone a complete relook with the assistance of top cabinet officials. The recommendations, which are still under review, can only help to improve the RP program’s operations. Similarly, following the audit, an internal DHHL staff task force was set in place to systematically address the myriad of issues associated with DHHL’s complex loan portfolio. In November 2013, Masagatani and her team presented a status report on the multi-pronged efforts being taken to address the audit findings to a joint hearing of the Senate Hawaiian Affairs, Senate Ways and Means, House Ocean Marine and Hawaiian Affairs and House Finance committees. If the lack of vocal criticism regarding the department’s approach was any indication, it appears DHHL is on the right track. As stewards of the Hawaiian Home Lands trust, Masagatani feels a deep sense of kuleana to do all she can to steer the department on the right path – a path that keeps the interests of the trust and the benefi-

focusing on Native Hawaiian health issues, then ran her own consulting business, moved to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs as the public policy manager and later special assistant to the chief executive officer, before returning to DHHL. As the 25th chair to take up the reins at the 90-plus-year-old trust, Masagatani finds that at times the challenges at DHHL can seem overwhelming. Why does she continue? Masagatani explains: “People have told me DHHL was set up to fail. Perhaps. But, what I see is a trust that represents an opportunity – maybe the only opportunity – for thousands of native Hawaiian families to have an affordable place to live in Hawai‘i, on the home lands. Managing the trust – it’s hard work,

malaki2014 27 but important work for our community.” She credits her family, especially her parents, Frank and Ernesta Masagatani, and her children, Kalakea and Pomaikai Yamaguchi, with giving her the support she needs to face the daily difficulties at DHHL. She also credits her staff. “I don’t do it alone. I’m fortunate to have a hard-working dedicated staff that often puts up with a lot of abuse but continues to give so much to this program and the beneficiaries we serve.” For Masagatani, to leave DHHL in a better condition than she found it is a personal mission. Her greatgrandmother Fanny Collins was one of the earliest homesteaders in Hoolehua, Moloka‘i in 1926. The early successes of those hardy homesteaders allowed for the experiment that was Hawaiian Home Lands to continue. Ninety years later, Masagatani hopes to do her part to nurture Kühiö’s vision of a home lands that sustains the native Hawaiian people long into the future. ¢

Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Director Jobie Masagatani. - Courtesy: DHHL ciaries as a whole paramount. She has been described by others as a “fierce negotiator” or someone that remains true to what she believes is right. When asked what she thinks of these descriptions, Masagatani pauses for a moment, “I think I get it from my family, especially my mom.” In addition to dealing with these longstanding issues, Masagatani hopes to focus on housing affordability, agriculture on the home lands, water and energy issues, and DHHL’s long-term financial sustainability. “We have begun to make progress in all of these areas, which is exciting.” Contributing her talents and knowledge for the benefit of Hawaiians was natural for Masagatani. After graduating from the Kamehameha Schools, Masagatani earned a bachelor of science degree in education from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in public affairs/urban and regional planning from Princeton

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OHA board asks governor to protect Ni‘ihau fishing

The Polynesian Cultural Center will be the permanent home of the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame. The Lä‘ie attraction, which in January 2015 will open a Hall of Fame exhibit between the main entrance and the Pacific Theater, will be the site of future induction ceremonies. A ceremony for the inaugural class of 2014 inductees was held in January at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. Among the honorees were U.S. Naval Academy head coach Ken Niumatalolo; the late Herman “Squirmin’ Herman” Wedemeyer, the first Polynesian to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame; retired Chicago Bears’ center Olin Kreutz and the late San Diego Chargers Hall of Famer Junior Seau. In a press release, PCC said it plans to work with the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame board to develop youth and community educational initiatives and marketing programs to promote the exhibit and Polynesia’s place in the history of football. For more on the Hall of Fame, see the December issue of Ka Wai Ola online at www.oha.org/kwo.

I Ulu I Ke Kumu Awards Kamehameha Schools CEO Dee Jay Mailer and Protect Kaho‘olawe ‘Ohana, which in the 1970s protested federal occupation of the island, will be among the honorees at the I Ulu I Ke Kumu Awards

vating the science labs. Its nursing program includes teaching cultural competency and values to serve the Hawaiian community. For information, call Chaminade’s Office of Native Hawaiian Partnerships at (808) 735-4750 or visit chaminade.edu/native_ hawaiian.

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Ni‘ihau residents, pictured, visited OHA in February requesting support as they seek to protect sustainable fishing practices in the island’s nearshore waters. The OHA Board of Trustees voted 7-0 with one abstention in February to authorize OHA Ka Pouhana, Chief Executive Officer Kamana‘opono Crabbe to draft a letter to Gov. Neil Abercrombie urging him to “to use all powers under his authority to immediately or as expeditiously as possible prohibit the taking or possessing of aquatic life within three miles of the shoreline of Ni‘ihau by nonresidents of Ni‘ihau, pending the passage of legislation, rules, ordinances or other laws that provide adequate protection for the nearshore resources of the island.” Residents of the privately owned island, home to less than 200 people, most of whom are Native Hawaiian, say they are facing increasing fishing by non-residents, which threatens their subsistence lifestyle. The Legislature, meanwhile, is debating bills on the issue, including proposing a no-fishing zone off Ni‘ihau. - Photo: OHA Communications Dinner on March 22. Additional honorees are Dr. Ben Young, who was the physician aboard Höküle‘a’s historic voyage in 1976, and Kumu Hula Mäpuana de Silva and husband Kïhei de Silva, a Hawaiian cultural specialist. The 5:30 p.m. event takes place at the

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Kamaküokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies’ Hälau ‘O Haumea on the University of Hawai‘i-Mänoa campus. The annual award, given by Hawai‘inuiäkea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, recognizes extraordinary commitment and excellence in Native Hawaiian education. Proceeds support student scholarships and enrichment. A limited number of tickets are available by calling 956-0980.

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Deadline is May 1 to apply for scholarships for Native Hawaiian first-year or transfer students to Chaminade University. Three educational opportunity grants, which include a $1,500

scholarship and institutional aid eligibility based on students’ GPA, are offered to students of Hawaiian ancestry: Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Student Educational Opportunity Grant Scholarship for those living on Hawaiian homestead lands; Nä Lei Na‘auao Student Educational Opportunity Grant Scholarship for graduates of a Nä Lei Na‘auao Charter School; and Kula Kaiapuni Student Educational Opportunity Grant Scholarship for graduates of Kula Kaiapuni, Hawaiian language immersion schools. Chaminade is a federally recognized Title III Native Hawaiian-serving institution, where more than 12 percent of day undergraduate students are of Hawaiian descent. Funds from the U.S. Department of Education have been used to upgrade classroom facilities and infrastructure, including reno-

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening the public comment period on a proposal to remove the Hawaiian hawk, or ‘io, from the endangered species list. Deadline to submit comment is April 14. Removing the hawk from the list was proposed in 2008 due to recovering numbers and stable population estimates over 20 years. Comments submitted previously on the proposal do not need to be resubmitted. The endemic hawk, which lives on Hawai‘i Island, was first listed as endangered in 1967. The comment period was reopened after the service received information on how climate change, projected urban growth rates and other factors may affect the species’ habitat. The Fish and Wildlife Service could decide to delist the Hawaiian hawk, downgrade the species to threatened, or withdraw the 2008 proposed rule. For information or to provide comment, go online to 1.usa. gov/1giG8hG.

Historic Preservation Basics seminar Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, in partnership with the State Historic Preservation Division, will offer seminars on Historic Preservation Basics on four islands starting in March. The seminar will provide an overview of preservation essentials in the context of each island community, including what is historic preservation and why does it matter, and understanding how it functions. The seminar will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday as follows:


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• Kaua‘i: March 15, Kaua‘i Veterans Center, 3215 Kapule Highway, Lïhu‘e • Läna‘i: April 26, Läna‘i Senior Center, 309 Seventh Street, Läna‘i City • Moloka‘i: May 17, Külana ‘Öiwi Hälau at the Hawaiian Multi-Center, 600 Mauna Loa Highway, Kalama‘ula • Maui: June 14, Lumeria Maui (aka Fred Baldwin Memorial Home), 1813 Baldwin Ave., Makawao The seminar is open to community members interested in preserving Hawai‘i’s historic and cultural places, including historic preservation review commissioners; cultural resource commissioners; planning commissioners; planning department staff; elected officials; local preservation organizations; community members involved with preservation issues; and planners, architects, landowners and contractors whose work may affect historic sites. Pre-registration is required online at https://hhfpreservationseminars2014. eventbrite.com. For information, contact Historic Hawai‘i Foundation at (808) 523-2900 or email Megan@ HistoricHawaii.org.

KEY Project culinary classes Two chefs are teaching culinary classes at KEY Project’s Kïpuka Café. Adults can gain an introduction to fundamental concepts, skills and techniques of basic kitchen and baking skills through the classes, which run March 31 to May 2. Deadline to register is March 27. Chef Ken Weir teaches Introduction to Fundamental Kitchen Skills from noon to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Master chef Richard Wagner teaches Beginning Baking/Pastry Class from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Each class will focus on skills to prepare students for entry-level work in the culinary field. Students need to provide their own uniforms (undershirt, long pants as prescribed by the program, nonskid black shoes, and black or white socks. KEY Project, which stands for Kualoa-He‘eia Ecumenical Youth Project, will provide the chef’s jacket, cap, apron and kitchen tools. Another session is planned for May 19 to June 27, with a registration deadline of May 15. Classes are limited to 10 students, so early registration is recommended. Nonrefundable registration fees are $25 for one class or $35 for both classes in one six-week unit. Call (808) 380-7431 to register or email hoohuli@keyproject.org.

Car loan program The Pathways to Work Loan Program provides car loans for low- to moderateincome families who don’t qualify for a loan from a conventional lender. The moderate-interest loans can be used for a variety of vehicle-related expenses such as buying a car or car repairs. Loans are capped at $6,000 for purchases and $750 for repairs. The loan program aims to help families improve their financial situation and give them a better option than turning to predatory lenders. To be eligible, you must be 18 or older, meet income limits, have dependent children and either be working at least 19 hours a week or going to school to earn a post-high degree. Services include financial literacy education – covering budgeting, shopping tips, credit card debt and savings plans – as well as setting goals and assessing transportation needs, including bus or ride-sharing options. The Pathways to Work Loan Program is administered by the nonprofit Child & Family Service, with funding support from Hawai‘i Community Foundation, Hawaiian Electric Industries and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. For more information, call (808) 681-1430 or visit www.childandfamily service.org/pathwaystowork.html.

Mekia Kealaka‘i memorial service After 70 years, Mekia Kealaka‘i’s grave will finally have a headstone, thanks to donations by members and supporters of the Friends of the Royal Hawaiian Band. The Friends will honor Kealaka‘i, Royal Hawaiian bandmaster from Mekia Kealaka‘i 1920 to 1926, with a memorial service at his gravesite at the Diamond Head Cemetery on Monday, March 31 at 9:15 a.m. The Royal Hawaiian Band will perform during the service, which will be followed by a reception in the mortuary’s hall. If you would like to attend this event, call Toni Lee at (808) 222-7853.

More funds are needed to finance the event. Donations of any amount can be sent to the Friends of the Royal Hawaiian Band, P.O. Box 1894, Honolulu, HI 96805-1894. Indicate on the check that the donation is for the Kealaka‘i memorial fund.

Blanche Pope Elementary fundraiser The Sixth Grade Parent Hui of Blanche Pope Elementary School presents its first E Külia I Ka Pono Loa Fundraiser on Saturday, March 8 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the school cafeteria. Enjoy ‘ono food and fabulous Hawaiian entertainment from ‘Ekolu Mäkou, Pomai Keawe Lyman and ‘Ohana, Maunalua, hula and much more. Bid on great prizes at the silent auction, including a trip for two to Las Vegas. Raffles will be available for purchase. Save $10 by purchasing a ticket in advance by calling Keali‘i Gora at 386-1363. Or get your tickets at the door for $25. The students are fundraising to attend winner’s camp, which is a leadership training camp for teens, and a promotion celebration to recognize sixth graders as they transition to middle school.

Holomua Ka No‘eau concert Hälau Möhala ‘Ilima will preview its program for the 51st annual Merrie Monarch Festival at a concert performance 6 p.m. March 15 at Hawai‘i Theatre. Kumu Hula Mäpuana de Silva and dancers will share personal and combined stories of their travels to the island of Kaua‘i. With chant, mele, and hula they will share their experience of a visit to the ancient hula site of Keahualaka at Ke‘e. Wähine overall winners of the 2013 Merrie Monarch Festival, the hälau celebrates hula with an annual concert as a glimpse of what’s to come at the upcoming hula festival in Hilo. This year’s concert, Holomua Ka No‘eau, Maika‘i Kaua‘i i ka Mälie, will feature Kapua Sterling, representing the hälau in the upcoming Miss Aloha Hula competition, and her sister, Lilinoe Sterling, named Miss Aloha Hula in 2012. Tickets are $25 to $35, available at the box office or online at hawaiitheatre.com. ¢

Integrated behavioral health care The discussion in January’s issue regarding a “broader approach to well-being” (page 6) spurs my thoughts about fully integrated behavioral health care in a primary care setting. The article states, “The solution is definitely not going to be found in a pill and it’s not going to happen in a doctor’s office.” I am one of two Native Hawaiians pursuing a doctorate in behavioral health-integrated health care with the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. This is a progressively new doctoral program designed specifically to address social determinants in the context of primary care settings. Although the degree is new, the practice and implications on health care and quality of life for patients is not. Integrated behavioral health care has been practiced in several areas of the country, including Indian Country and the Veterans Affairs system. I am currently practicing as a behavioral health consultant in a primary care setting, with a specialty diabetes team and we are tracking patient outcomes, adherence and overall patient well-being. The Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems has each of the components for a “one-stop shop” approach to health care and some utilize a chronic care model. Additionally, what our people need is the expertise to connect all of the existing programs and create fully integrated care. It exists and there are two Känaka Maoli who practice in this field. Reach out to us – include us in these discussions. ‘A‘ohe pau ka ‘ike i ka hälau ho‘okahi – All knowledge is not learned in one school.

D. Leolani Ah Quin, LMSW Chandler, Arizona

Pehea kou mana‘o?

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Helping Moloka‘i and Läna‘i high school athletics

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Trustees Colette Y. Machado Chairperson, Trustee, Moloka‘i and La¯ na‘i Tel: 808.594.1837 Fax: 808.594.0212 Email: colettem@oha.org

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Oz Stender Vice Chair, At-large Tel: 808.594.1877 Fax: 808.594.1853 Email: oswalds@oha.org

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Dan Ahuna Trustee, Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau Tel: 808-594-1751 Email: dana@oha.org

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Rowena Akana Trustee, At-large Tel: 808.594.1860 Fax: 808.594.0209 Email: rowenaa@oha.org

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Peter Apo Trustee, O‘ahu Tel: 808.594.1854 Fax: 808.594.1864 Email: petera@oha.org

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Haunani Apoliona, MSW Trustee, At-large Tel: 808.594.1886 Email: reynoldf@oha.org

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Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey Trustee, Maui Tel: 808.594.1858 Fax: 808.594.1864 Email: hulul@oha.org

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Robert K. Lindsey Jr. Trustee, Hawai‘i Tel: 808.594.1855 Fax: 808.594.1883 Email: robertl@oha.org

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John D. Waihe‘e IV Trustee, At-large Tel: 808.594.1876 Email: crayna@oha.org

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n January, The DownMoloka‘i by boat. This can town Athletic Club be hard on some of the athHawai‘i held its letes due to the rough seas second annual benefit causing seasickness. Lodgfundraiser in front of ing for these teams is not Murphy’s Bar and Grill in glamorous as they often sleep downtown Honolulu. The on cold, hard gym floors or Downtown Athletic Club on old, worn wrestling mats Colette Y. Hawai‘i is a nonprofit and travel by old buses that Machado organization devoted to sometimes break down. providing a public forum Athletes of Moloka‘i and for sports enthusiasts in the Läna‘i know that if you want Chairperson, Aloha State. Its mission is to play sports you will need Trustee Moloka‘i to: support and advance to fundraise. According to and La-na‘i the sports programs in Hokulani Haliniak, athletic Hawai‘i’s public schools; director at Moloka‘i High, aid student-athletes in “I might have enough funds achieving their post-secondary school to send a team to maybe three of the educational goals; foster and provide five meets, so that means they will opportunities for student-athletes in need to fundraise to get to the other Hawai‘i to learn about and experience meets.” Teams fundraise constantly, different cultures; and to promote the selling everything from chocolate participation of Hawai‘i student and candy to T-shirts, sausage to pies. amateur athletes in local, national and Though both the Moloka‘i and Läna‘i international amateur sports competi- communities are very supportive of tion. their student-athletes it sometimes The sold out event, “Cheers for becomes a burden for them. Because Moloka‘i and Läna‘i High,” raised of each island’s limited population, it funds for both the Moloka‘i and can be hard to keep asking the same Läna‘i high schools’ athletic pro- people to support all the various fundgrams. For the event, Merchant Street raisers over and over again. fronting Murphy’s Bar and Grill was The “Cheers for Moloka‘i and closed and there were food stations Läna‘i High” event was a godsend with ‘ono treats from Moloka‘i and for these schools. It was a great sucLäna‘i. There were items such as: cess and the fundraising goal was venison, dried squid, poi, smoked met. Funds raised will be used to beef, sweet bread and külolo. Mur- help supplement both high schools’ phy’s also provided cocktails and travel budget. püpü was provided from Hukilau. Scott Simon, volunteer executive There was also entertainment pro- director of The Downtown Athletic vided by Jerry Santos, Kapena de Club Hawai‘i, stated: “The DownLima and Brother Noland. town Athletic Club Hawai‘i was truly Currently, Moloka‘i High School’s moved by the dedication shown by athletics budget is underfunded by student-athletes, coaches and adminabout $32,000. Läna‘i High is forced istrators at Moloka‘i and Läna‘i to travel with partial squads and only high schools year after year despite offer a limited number of sports due incredibly difficult travel and forced to its lack of funding. Both schools sacrifices. We wanted to help with also struggle with getting proper gear immediate budget shortfalls and raise and equipment for their athletes and statewide awareness toward a longeroften are unable to participate in the term solution.” Simon added, “We’re pre- or post-season games. Because so grateful for the tremendous support they are the only high schools on shown by Hawai‘i’s businesses, govtheir islands, they face tough finan- ernment and community leaders, and cial challenges because to compete the public who braved the weather they need to travel off-island. and came out to help raise funds The teams’ typical travel rou- and unite as friends for Moloka‘i’s tine takes them to Maui, Läna‘i or and Läna‘i’s student-athletes.” ¢

High Tech Youth Network launches High Tech Youth Hawai‘i

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loha from went about things in Kaua‘i and a culturally appropriNi‘ihau! ate way in launching Mahalo this in Hawai‘i, by visiting month to former communities, just talkOHA Trustee Donald Cating story with interested aluna, an honorable man parties and only pursuwho always tried to do ing partnerships if they Dan what was pono in his serwere invited to do so. Ahuna vice as a Trustee and to our The first studio it has in Hawaiian people. Trustee Hawai‘i is Studio Shaka Cataluna passed away in (studioshaka.com) in Trustee, late January, but his legacy Hilo, hosted by ConKaua‘i and of achievements and advonections Public Charter Ni‘ihau cacy for causes will be School. Studio Shaka, remembered throughout located in the Kress Hawai‘i nei and especially Building in Downtown on Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau. I also want Hilo, is an after-school program for to thank the Cataluna family – wife students from sixth to 12th grade. Dorothy, daughters Lee and Malia, It is a project-based 21st century sons-in-law Jim Kelly and Kawika learning experience that is an Blake, as well as grandchildren extension of HTYN. Kainoa, Makalapua and Kila – And that is just the beginning. for allowing Trustee Cataluna the I had the privilege of hosting opportunity to serve at OHA. My HTYN’s CEO while he solidified thoughts and aloha go out to all commitments and continued assistof you. As a father of four boys, I ing partners in Hawai‘i. So I also know that my service would not be know that there is great interest in possible without the love and sup- having a HTYN studio on Kaua‘i, port of ‘ohana and friends. And for in Honolulu to serve O‘ahu, and anyone else that knew Trustee Cat- several sites that will support the aluna, perhaps what will be missed statewide network. This takes a lot most is his masterful storytelling. of resources of people’s time, some I’ve written about the High Tech money and some facilities, but if Youth Network (hightechyouth. we all come together for a great org) in this column before. HTYN program like this, there is nothing is empowering young people and that we cannot do. HTYN is comcommunities to become more mitted to helping HTY Hawai‘i capable, creative and confident achieve success, and I hope we at lifelong learners; fostering the OHA as well as the broader comgrowth of a 21st century learning munity can be a part of it. community, through the sharing Finally, here’s a shout-out to of ideas and caring for each other; the 100-plus people who attended and encouraging in young people a Community Listening Session I the development of a positive iden- organized in February to hear contity and belief in their potential, cerns about the proposed Ni‘ihau through linking cultural knowl- no-fishing zone. Mayor Bernard edge and values with technology. Carvalho, Rep. Faye Hanohano HTYN has launched in Hawai‘i as from Puna on Hawai‘i Island, Rep. HTY Hawai‘i. Dee Morikawa and Governor’s HTYN and HTY Hawai‘i are representative Wanda Kau-Shiprograms I fully support and bata also listened closely to all the would love to see spread through- mana‘o that was shared. This will out Hawai‘i nei. I’m glad to report continue to be a challenging issue that they are well underway to going forward, but I’m glad everybuilding up their Hawai‘i presence. one is getting a chance to have their HTYN, headquartered in Aotearoa voices heard. and spread throughout the Pacific, Mahalo nui loa! ¢


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Tourism through a Native perspective

Kaka‘ako Makai needs your help

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no‘ai kakou … On now, Native Hawaiians were the Feb. 6, 2014, the only Native people in America Board of Trustees not participating in this prestivoted to support gious event. OHA’s partnership with the American Indian Future AIANTA partnership Alaska Native Tourism Associopportunities ation (AIANTA) to participate AIANTA President Sherry Rowena in the 2014 ITB Berlin Travel Rupert, who also serves as the Akana Trade Show. Executive Director of the State This action is part of an of Nevada Indian Commiseffort to provide Native Hawaision, was appointed this past Trustee, At-large ian beneficiaries with greater June to the U.S. Department of self-sufficiency by giving them Commerce Travel and Tourism greater control over marketing their his- Advisory Board. Rupert’s appointment tory and culture internationally and bring helps to further strengthen AIANTA’s about a stronger, more authentic Native working relationship with the U.S. Hawaiian identity in the minds of travel- Commerce Department. Rupert is also a ers around the world. Benton Paiute tribal member. The knowledge brought back from The Obama administration, through ITB Berlin will also assist our benefi- agencies such as the U.S. Department of ciaries to develop authentic Hawaiian the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, the cultural travel experiences to market in U.S. Department of Commerce and the the future. National Park Service, is working to promote Native American culture and arts Partnering with AIANTA and to demonstrate the contributions they I have served on the AIANTA board of have made to the United States. directors since Feb. 12, 2013. AIANTA is AIANTA recently worked with the a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit association formed Department of the Interior and the in 1999 to help federally recognized tribes National Park Service (NPS) to develop market their unique stories to visitors and a historical book on the 20,000 Amerito facilitate the ease with which travelers can Indians who fought in the Civil War. can explore Indian Country. The associa- A similar historical project could be put tion is made up of member tribes from together for Hawaii’s National Parks. the following regions: Eastern, Plains, The advantages of developing partMidwest, Southwest and Alaska. With nerships with these federal agencies are my participation, the Pacific region can enormous. Hawaii has National Parks now be represented. that need more federal funding. Being Each March, AIANTA sponsors an able tell our story through our National expansive Native American Indian booth Parks, like other Native peoples throughlocated within the United States Pavilion out the United States have done, is only at ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel one of the many potential advantages trade show with more than 170,000 visi- of participating in ITB Berlin with tors, including 110,000 trade visitors and AIANTA. over 10,086 exhibitors from 180 counBoth the National Park Service and the tries. The Pavilion attracts large crowds Department of Interior have significant of participants and hundreds of interna- funding set aside for the promotion of tional travel agents. Native American projects. Why should Native Hawaiians be left out? AIANTA invitation to ITB Berlin: March Aloha Ke Akua. ¢

5-9, 2014, in Berlin, Germany

Thanks to my close working relationship with AIANTA, OHA has been invited to share a portion of AIANTA’s booth space in their Pavilion at ITB Berlin. Until

Interested in Hawaiian issues and OHA? Please visit my website at www.rowena akana.org for more information or email me at rowenaa@oha.org.

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he waterfront is formulating a master plan. sacred!” That First we noted that no one is the message knows better than Hawaiians – I expressed on our beneficiaries – what it means behalf of OHA at to grow up in the shadow of the a press conference on Feb. 6. As construction cranes and ill-advised the Star-Advertiser reported: development policies that have Peter Apo, an OHA trustee alienated us from our beaches, Peter who chairs a group evaluating desecrated our fisheries and polApo development of the agency’s luted our streams, while building land in the area known as luxury enclaves that all but have Kaka‘ako Makai, added, "We signs on them that say “not welTrustee, are committed to shaping a come here.” For 120 years we O‘ahu place that local people, includhave suffered the pain. We undering Hawaiians, can be proud stand better than anyone what of.” constitutes bad development. We Apo said no residential developknow that the first people who will march ment would occur on five parcels against us if we don’t do this right are our that cover about 13 acres and front own beneficiaries. Kewalo Basin from the former Second, OHA has a long record of advoFisherman’s Wharf Restaurant to cating sustainable growth policies and the tip of Kaka‘ako Waterfront advocating the highest level of stewardship Park next to the Point Panic bodyof the land and sea by our public policy surfing site. actions, our legal challenges and our advoOn this stretch of land, Apo said cacy for quality growth for all Hawai‘i – not OHA supports a community vision just Hawaiians. We intend to practice what for a public waterfront promenade. we preach at Kaka‘ako Makai. I can assure Some commercial development you our beneficiaries will have it no other also would be possible under existway. ing development rules. We acknowledge the considerable chalOHA is looking at residential lenge we have in balancing commerce and development on three other parcels culture at Kaka‘ako Makai. Our challenge – two fronting Ala Moana Bouleis to at once yield a fair return to fund our vard and one fronting the ocean programs and services and yet create a place just beyond the waterfront park’s that celebrates us as a people. A fair return Ewa edge – Apo said. is important because it funds our grants The Hawai‘i state Legislature is con- programs, which reach thousands and thousidering several bills which would allow sands of people. residential development in the Kaka‘ako Our intention is to create a place that area. OHA requested this legislation because welcomes everyone, that provides unfetthe lands we received in the neighborhood tered public access to the waterfront and were to settle our claims for $200 million. the shoreline, and that creates spaces for However, the lands are not worth that much people to recreate. We are committed to unless housing is allowed on at least some shaping a place that local people, beginning of our properties. with Hawaiians, will be proud of. We are To diminish the concerns that are surfac- unwavering in this commitment. ing regarding our request of the Legislature If you agree, I urge you to let your legfor some level of residential entitlement at islators know that you support residential Kaka‘ako Makai, we held the press con- entitlements in Kaka‘ako Makai. The bill ference to set the residential issue in the numbers are Senate Bill 3122 and House larger context of our intention as the land- Bill 2554. ¢ owner and frame our intention as clearly as possible as we continue to chip away at PeteraOHA@gmail.com.


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Indigenous peoples and aging Trustee’s note: This column was contributed by Mervina Cash-Kaeo, who attended the symposium on aging hosted by the Gerontological Society of America in November.

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Our beneficiaries raise their voices

difficult for küpuna to travel to the grocery store, to their doctors’ appointments or to pick up their prescriptions. When asked, “What is a friendly visit?” she explained ALU LIKE’s protocol that requires staff to call or visit küpuna on a periodic basis to make sure they are in good health. She added that this was especially important for küpuna who fail to show up for program services.

hat role does unique cultural Haunani k n o w l e d g e , Apoliona, MSW experiences and beliefs play Trustee, in the aging life course among At-large indigenous peoples? Understanding the role of culture, The Optimal Aging and experience and beliefs is compliEvidence-Based Research in cated by the lack of routine data Indigenous Populations symcollection among indigenous populations posium provided both the panel and and the difficulty in obtaining and using attendees an opportunity to meet, learn the little information that is available. On and network with other indigenous Nov. 23, 2013, the Gerontological Society researchers and professional on indigeof America (GSA), the oldest and largest nous peoples and aging. This symposium interdisciplinary organization devoted to resulted in a joint resolution to propose research, education and practice in the the first GSA Special Interest Group on field of aging, hosted a symposium enti- “Indigenous Populations and Aging.” tled Optimal Aging and Evidence-Based Five individuals have agreed to be the Research in Indigenous Populations. first conveners for this special interest group. They are Mervina Cash-Kaeo, This symposium brought together lead- JD from ALU LIKE Inc. (Native Hawaiing indigenous researchers and service ian); Turner Goins, Ph.D., from Western providers to discuss traditional resources Carolina University (American Indian); for understanding and conducting small Mere Kepa, Ph.D., from the University of population analysis. The symposium Auckland, New Zealand (Maori); Jordan focused on innovative approaches to over- Lewis, Ph.D., from the University of come geographic isolation and cultural Washington (Aluet) and Dr. Sela Panabarriers that often result in indigenous pasa from the University of Michigan populations being left out of many stud- (Pacific Islander). Establishing this first ies of health, aging and socioeconomic long overdue special interest group on status. The presenters included Mervina Indigenous Populations and Aging, will Cash-Kaeo from ALU LIKE Inc., who provide a needed platform to foster the presented Native Hawaiian Küpuna; Dr. development, discussion and dissemiTurner Goins from Western Carolina nation of rigorous theoretical work on University, who presented on the Frailty indigenous aging via papers and sympoamong older American Indians, and sia at Annual GSA Scientific meetings Drs. Mere Kepa and Lorna Dyall whose and other related events. seven Tupuna from Aotearoa presented Te Kaumatuatanga: Indigenous Ageing For Native Hawaiians, this represents in Advances Age in Aotearoa, New Zea- a unique opportunity to educate the land. public about issues that affect our Native Hawaiian küpuna and provide support for The presentation on Native Hawaiian students who are interested in training Küpuna was well received with par- and careers in gerontology. According to ticipants intrigued by the finding that the 2010 Census, there are 50,951 Native transportation, legal assistance, case Hawaiian küpuna age 60 years and older management, friendly visits and home of which 62 percent reside in Hawai‘i. therapy remained the top “desired ser- With the size of the küpuna population vices” over a 12-year period. Mervina expected to grow, attention to their needs explained how geographic isolation and and the capacity to provide proper care is the lack of islandwide public transpor- warranted. 15/48 ¢ tation on the neighbor islands made it

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t was heartwarming to listen at hearings held by our Legislators, to the many voices raised by our beneficiaries in support of the development of the lands at Kaka‘ako Makai given to OHA as a settlement for the ceded lands revenue owed our people from 1978-2012.

I share with you a testimony given by a passionate beneficiary at the House Committee on Water & Land and Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources & Hawaiian Affairs.

Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey Trustee, Maui

“Aloha Chair Evans, Vice Chairs Lowen and Cullen: “I am Homelani Schaedel, a native Hawaiian who is 64 years old, and I consider myself a beneficiary of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA). “The diligent and deliberate efforts of OHA and its Trustees, some who are no longer with us today, took 33 years, 5 months, and 5 days for the State to settle a long overdue debt to Native Hawaiians. That is more than half of my lifetime. “It’s been almost two (2) years since Governor Abercrombie signed Senate Bill 2783. I believe OHA, in good faith, accepted the settlement on behalf of all its beneficiaries at the estimated value of $200 million appraised by the State. “Since then, OHA and its Trustees continue to move forward, working toward developing the highest and best use of Kaka‘ako Makai to ensure long term optimal income to serve its beneficiaries. In addition, they must also balance the transformation of these lands respectfully and with cultural sensitivity to stand the test of time and elements as did our ancestors. “While we will hear voices who oppose the passage of this bill, it is time for all to hear that we are tired of being told what we can or cannot do, or what we should and should not do with our lands. I ask all here to remember, it was our ancestors who walked and worked these lands; they taught us how to be good stewards of the ‘äina.

“We agree Kaka‘ako Makai is for the benefit of native Hawaiians. What we may not agree on is how it should be developed. That kuleana rest on the shoulders of OHA and its Trustees. Do not tie their hands. Let them do their work! “Throughout the 33 plus years of negotiations, the State said there were no funds to settle OHA’s claim.

“Recently, through the media, we learned the State now has a surplus. If OHA is not able to consider residential development for Kaka‘ako Makai, then perhaps we should look at the State using these surplus funds to pay OHA the $200 million dollars and reimburse OHA for all costs and fees to date expended on this project. “Though I am only one of thousands from those who came before me and those who are here now, it is for those who will come after me that today I raise my voice and humbly ask you to pass HB 2554. “It is my hope that I will live to see today’s vision for Kaka‘ako Makai become tomorrow’s reality. “Mahalo for the opportunity to present my testimony.”

Mahalo Homelani!

OHA has been fighting from its inception to support appropriate safeguards to ensure responsible development. We are on record as advocates of sustainable growth, the preservation of natural and cultural resources, and the perpetuation of tradition and customary practices. We understand better than any other developer the impacts of irresponsible development. Native Hawaiians have been victims of, and suffered most from, the consequences of reckless development. We seek to find the highest point at which the culturally rich use of our Kaka‘ako Makai lands intersects with revenue-generating use of the parcels so that all of our beneficiaries will benefit from this settlement and development. ¢


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aybe it’s So much has been writbecause ten about home. Oliver I’m getting Wendell Holmes, “Where old and my we love is home-home clock is that our feet may leave, winding down that I yearn but not our hearts.” Robert for home as I never have Frost, “Home is the place before. We all have our where, when you have to personal sense of home. go there, they have to take Robert K. It’s the high country of you in.” Maya Angelou, Lindsey, Jr. Waimea for me, Kohala “The ache for home lives Hema. For generations in all of us, the safe place Trustee, Hawai‘i of Parkers, Bells, Brightwhere we can go as we ers, Spencers, Purdys and are never questioned.” Lindseys, Waimea is our Oprah Winfrey, “I think ku‘u home, our town, the piko of that when you invite people into our universe, our “comfort zone,” your home, you invite them to where the iwi of hundreds of our yourself.” Thomas Fuller, “What küpuna lie at rest. I have my home children hear at home soon flies and so do each of us as keiki o abroad.” George Carlin, “Your ka ‘äina whether we are from home is your refuge.” Author Käne‘ohe, Nänäkuli, Läna‘i City, unknown, “A house is made with Kaunakakai, Lïhu‘e, Hanapëpë, walls and beams. A home is made Kula, Paukükalo, Häna, Hilo, with love and dreams.” Proverb, Pähala, Miloli‘i or Kapa‘au. We “A man’s home is his castle.” are forever pa‘a (tied) to the ‘äina Home is a place, the place where where we entered the world. we make our grand appearance on

the stage of life, are nurtured and grow and mature into “good and industrious men and women” (Ke Ali‘i Pauahi’s will). Home is a state of mind, that extraordinary cornerstone which anchors us to these islands, which Mark Twain aptly described “as the loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean.” Home is a perspective, a macro viewpoint which compels us to say unabashedly, “There’s no place like Hawai’i,” and from ground level to be unashamedly and proudly specific, “There’s no place like Kapa‘a” or Waipä or Maku‘u or Waiohuli or Lahaina or Ka‘ä or Lanikühonua or Hale‘iwa or Kaimukï or Kaümana or Kawaihae or Ho‘olehua or Hälawa. Those of us who were born and raised in the islands know what it means to have deep roots, a sense of place, to be connected and kin to ‘äina, ‘ohana, people and places. I remember when I left home to go to Kamehameha so long ago. I loved being at Kamehameha but

always looked forward to returning home to Waimea for holidays and summer vacation. The plane ride on the Hawaiian Airlines Convair was almost an hour. If I had a window seat as the airplane neared the Big Island, I would press my face against the portal anxiously waiting to see Kawaihae Harbor, my Uncle David’s house and Pu‘ukoholä Heiau come into view, then the Kohalas and the green, often mist-shrouded hills of Waimea. If I sat on the right side, I couldn’t wait to see Puakö, Hualälai and Mauna Kea. Soon enough the plane would touch the tarmac, come to a stop at the terminal and when the door opened the cold Waimea air would rush into the cabin on windy days. Our mom would be there waiting to take us (me and my brother) home to One Chesbro Lane where we belonged. We all have our own personal story about home. I’d love to hear yours and share it in a future column. Email me, boblindsey 808@gmail.com. Aloha. ¢

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E na- â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ohana Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;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 Ha- loa! 2014 AKANA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Akana â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ohana will host a reunion July 18 and 19, 2014, on the Island of Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ahu for the descendants of the children of Wong Sing Akana and Kailianu Kaâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ĂśpĂźiki. The children are: Ami (Akana) Lee; Aiona Akana; Ah Yee Kaâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ili (Akana) Keanini; Emma Meliaka (Akana) Machado; Esther Poâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ohiwi (Akana) Todd; Joseph Kepa Akana; Rose Piâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ipiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i (Akana) Sayers; Martha Hoâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;okano (Akana) Smith; Rebecca Leilani Ah Choy (Akana) Tim Sing; William Kuâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;uleiaihue Ah Lei Akana; Poha Ah Tuck Akana aka Albert Ling Hing Lam; Harriet Ah Lin Kuâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;uleialoha (Akana) Loo and Mary Näwahine (Akana) Kealoha. For detailed information, please contact us: by email, Yvette Kama at akanaohanareunion@gmail.com; by phone, Shawny Stone at (808) 295-4139; by mail, Jeanette Stone at P.O. Box 179394, Honolulu, HI 96817 or join our Facebook Group â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ku Hoâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;okahi ka AKANA â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ohana at https://facebook.com/groups/ AkanaOhana/. We are seeking branch line volunteers who can assist with contacting â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ohana, event planning, genealogy research, gathering stories and pictures of the 14 children.

ALAPA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Alapa â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ohana Reunion will be held in St. George/Washington UT area from June 11-14, 2014. The descendants of Oliva and Pahuaniani Alapa invite their â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ohana for four days of cultural and fun activities. The opening activities will be held at the Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Row Club House at 180 N 1100 E #200 in Washington UT at 6 p.m., where the program and T-shirts will be distributed. Donations for 18 years and older is $25, 5 years to 17 years â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $10 and those under 5 years are free. Please send donations to Vermine K. Haws at 180 N 1100 E #53 by April 1, 2014. Check family site on Facebook for cost of T-shirt. If you have any questions, call Vermine at (435) 674-1439 or Linette Alapa Hunter at (503) 342-8700. HULU/KALALAU â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Hulu and Kalalau â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ohana planning a camping get-together Fourth of July weekend, July 3 to 6, 2014, in Häna, Kaeieku 90A Ulaino Road. Bring camping gear. Please kĂśkua â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ăślelo to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ohana of Lucy Kalani Kalalau and John Kalalawaia Hulu. Your help is very important. Mahalo nui loa. In need of addresses. Can reach me, Kupuna Luke Nu (Hulu), by phone, 242-0733

or address: 638 Kohomua St., Wailuku, HI 96793. Or on Facebook. KALELEIKIÂŻ â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Descendants of Samuel Kekuaokaläâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;auâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;alaâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;iliahi KaleleikĂŻ and Adeline Kaniho Glenny KaleleikĂŻ; their children Herbert Mauliola KaleleikĂŻ, Robert Kaleo Welolani KaleleikĂŻ, Georgiana Koiamo KaleleikĂŻ Kamanu, Jennie Kauluha KaleleikĂŻ Kanekoa, Rebecca Kealohapauâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ole KaleleikĂŻ Cobb-Adams, Hattie Kahaunaele KaleleikĂŻ Ani, William Leiloke KaleleikĂŻ, Louisa Loika KaleleikĂŻ Kahalepauâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ole Helela, Mary KaleleikĂŻ Lee, Oscar Kaläâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;auâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ala KaleleikĂŻ. Hui KaleleikĂŻ â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ohana is facilitating a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Holoholoâ&#x20AC;? at Kamakalepo on June 21, 2014. We need kĂśkua with the food, logistics and activities committees. Anyone who can kĂśkua, please email hooheleikamakalepo@yahoo.com. KALEHUAWEHE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The descendants of Nalaniewalu and John I Kalehuawehe will be having a family reunion July 3-6, 2014, on the island of Maui at Hale Nanea. Please email us with your address, email or contact number so we can send you the registration form and other information.

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You can email Shauna Gomes at hoolahou42maui@gmail.com or send any information to 42 Hoolahou St., Wailuku, HI 96793, or call 808-3578767. You can also visit our Facebook page, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Are you a Kalehuawehe descendant.â&#x20AC;? KAâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;UPU â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Na â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ohana â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;O Edward Kikino Kaâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;upu family reunion is scheduled for July 25-26 at the old Kona airport facility in Kailua-Kona. Please contact Walter Wong Yuen at P.O. Box 29, Pähala, HI 96777 or email dwong_yuen@yahoo.com for additional information. You may also email secretary Melani Mokuhalii, at pearl96720@hawaii. rr.com, to add your name to our mailing list to receive minutes of our monthly meetings. Send genealogy updates to Chauncy Wong Yuen at email wongyuenc001@hawaii.rr.com. PIO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The descendants of Kepio aka Kaawalauole/ Kaawalauloa/Keliipio/Pio and first wife Keoahu of KaupĂś, Maui, will be having a family reunion on Maui island, July 3-6, 2014. Kepio and Keoahu had six children who used the surname Kepio or Pio at some point in their lives: Kahaleuahi (k), Nakoaelua (w), Malaea (w), Kaukani (k), Ipoaloha (w) and Kaleohano (k). Sampson Kahaleuahi married Anadasia Kealoha, children: Andrew Kaawa Sr., Anna (Kapaona), Domitila Namahana (Hui Sing), Poni, Kahalepaahao, Cecilia Kupu aka Tupu (Kaaihue), Kanoho, Kaawaliilii, Mahana, Kamaka, Joseph Iukewe aka Teve and Margaret. Victoria Nakoaelua (we are still searching for her descendants) married Samuel Kahaleauki and had possibly 1-2 other marriages, children: Kalahiki, Lousiana Helela (Joseph Keawe, their hänai children are Andrew Alameida and Martha Smith) and another daughter possibly named Nakoa (Henry Stuart). Julia Malaea â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mariaâ&#x20AC;? married first Keahinuuanu and second Sam Akahi Sr., children: Paul Keahinuuanu Adams Sr., Kaaialii, Kalahele, Paahao, Kalei, Kamuela, Lika S., Liilii aka Sam Jr., Kawailani and Andrew Taki. Samuel Kaukani married first Mele Kakaio and second Rebecca Malulu, children: Joseph Kaaialii, Annie (Peters), Samuel Jr., Paul. Ipoaloha married Theodore George Kalalani Kekiwi, children: Agnes Kamilanui (Kailewa), Mary Melia (Aiona, Cuarisma), Henry Kamaelehua aka Hua, Benjamin Keliikalahale, James Kalalani, Manuel Piimauna aka Mauna, Jessie Kamilaliilii, Agnes Akaneki (Yap, Palafox, Pimental, Perry), Julia Melia, Rachael Lahela (Baisa) and Boniface. Joseph Kaleohano married first Mele Kanakaokekai and second Minnie Aloiau, children: Nani Choy, Minnie (Lancaster), Violet Mauloa (Kowalski). Reunion meetings are held on Maui and Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ahu. Maui family members are asked to give $10 per person donation or make a food item contribution to the menu. Off-island family members are asked to bring a dessert. Next Maui meeting is 3/8/14, 11 a.m. at Kahului Community Center Park upside between the soccer field and tennis courts. Go to www.pioohana.com for updates on Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ahu meeting info, reunion pre-registrations, submit genealogy and pre-order items. Contact: Kaâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;apuni Peters-Wong 808-375-4321, Toni Kowalski 808-436-1845, Donna HueSing Curimao 808-264-3178, Valda â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sweetheartâ&#x20AC;? Baisa Andaya 808-572-9245, or email pioohana@gmail.com.

KULEANA LAND HOLDERS

THE KULEANA LAND TAX ordinances in the City and County of Honolulu, County of Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i, County of Kauaâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i and County of Maui allow eligible owners to pay minimal property taxes each year. Applications are on each countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s web site.

All personal data, such as names, locations and descriptions of Kuleana Lands will be kept secure and used solely for the purposes of this attempt to perpetuate Kuleana rights and possession.

THOMPSON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Thompson â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ohana will host a reunion on Aug. 2, 2014, at the Mänoa Grand Ballroom at 5 p.m. (Hawaiian buffet), on the Island of Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ahu for the descendants of William Thompson of Kainaliu, Kona, and Mary S. Sherman of Nuâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;uanu, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ahu, and their seven children: William (Kamala) of Maui; Caroline (Frank Chaney) of Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ahu; Louisa Ana (Frank Poor) of Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ahu; Ellen (David Morton) of Maui/ Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ahu; John of Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ahu; Charles Edward (Annie, Akuini, Amoe Ahlo, Isabelle Namauu, Lillian Eckart) of Maui; and Mena (Franklin Ferguson) of Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ahu. For details, please contact Sharman Elison (808) 226-3288, email drelison@gmail.com; or Guy Patterson (808) 351-4286, email thompson ohana@gmail.com. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Imi â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ohana â&#x20AC;˘ Family Search ESTRELLA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; My great-grandparents arrived here in Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i on the ship called the Abergeldie on May 10, 1883. Their names are Arsenio de Sousa Estrella from Sao Pedro, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel, Azores, and Carolina de Jesus Sosiro from Conceicao, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel, Azores. They came with Manuel (B: 1881) and Maria (B: 1883). They then had: Wilhelmina (B: 1886) (my G-Grandmother); John (B: 1887) married Eliza â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Children: Sammy, Ida, Walter, Frank, Vangelina, Violet & Ernest; Joseph (B: 1889) married Mary â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Children: Mary, Henry, Violet, Emily, Thelma, Davidson, Evelyn & Robert; Antone (B: 1896) married Bella â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Children: Lucy, Antone & Miriam. Wilhelmina, John, Joseph & Antone were born in Halaâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ula, North Kohala, Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i. Arsenio had left the family and Carolina then married Christino Lorenzo (Lawrence) and had a son Frank Lawrence and were living in Wailuku, Maui. If anyone is a descendant of this â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ohana, please contact me by email, annette913@yahoo.com or call (808) 896-4902. KA â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;OHANA O KALAUPAPA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Has records and resources that could provide you with information about any ancestors you might have had at Kalaupapa. Contact us by email (info@kalau papaohana.org), mail (Ka â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ohana O Kalaupapa, P.O. Box 1111, Kalaupapa, HI 96742) or phone (Coordinator Valerie Monson at 808-573-2746). There is no charge for our research. All descendants are also welcome to become part of Ka â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ohana O Kalaupapa. SCHARSCH/UUMA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; We are searching for descendants of Joseph Scharsch Sr. (born 1849 Alsace-Lorraine, France, died 1933 Kapaâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;a, HI) and Julia Kaalo Uuma (born 1864 Koâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;olau, Kauaâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;i, HI, died 1930 Kapaâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;a, HI). Their children: Catherine Puakou Scharsch (B: 1882) married Edward Morgan; Frank Scharsch (B: 1884) married Kini; Robert Scharsch (B: 1886); Edward Kaipolauae Scharsch (B: 1890) married Harrietta Aki; Beatrice Puamikinolia Scharsch (B: 1892) married Enoka Lovell Jr.; Jennifer Scharsch (B: 1893) hanaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d to Akana Family; Joseph Scharsch Jr. (B: 1894) married Margaret Isaacs; Agnes Keomoopu Scharsch (B: 1896) married W.A. Fernandez; Margaret Miulana Scharsch (B: 1904) married Yutaka Hamamoto; Eileen Iwakiani Scharsch (B: 1906) married Dan Smith. We are hoping to update our genealogy and have a family reunion. If anyone is a descendant of this â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ohana, please contact Mary Moriarty Jones by email, maryjones808@outlook.com, or via mail: P.O. Box 241, Anahola, HI 96703. ¢

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KAUA‘I / NI‘IHAU 4405 Kukui Grove St., Ste. 103 Lı¯ hu‘e, HI 96766-1601 Phone: 808.241.3390 Fax: 808.241.3508

MAUI 33 Lono Ave., Suite 480 Kahului, HI 96732-1636 Phone: 808.873.3364 Fax: 808.873.3361

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BOBBIE KENNEDY (RA), Graham Realty Inc., experience + knowledge = sales. Specializes in DHHL properties and general real estate on all islands. 808221-6570 – email address – Bobbie GrahamRealtyHawaii@gmail.com. I MUA HAWAI‘I T-shirts on sale… customize it @ http://www.lifeisono. onlineshirtstores.com. Sizes up to 6XL, multiple shirt styles and colors. KAMUELA, WAIMEA OR KAUA‘I Looking to purchase 5+ acres or more. DHHL land in these areas. Will pay cash. Let me know what you have. Interested in AG lots. Hawaiian looking to farm. Thanks and aloha. Call 808-722-9221. KÄNAKA MAOLI FLAGS (large $30, small $6), large Känaka Maoli + Hawaiian flag combo special ($40). T-shirts for every Hawaiian island from $10, special T-shirts and tank tops with the royal crest, Känaka

Maoli Pledge posters (2 sizes), stickers, window decals, true educational postcards, banners. Kanakamaolipower.org or 808-332-5220. MAKU‘U HHL (Big Island) $285,000. 5 acres with large home, still new. Call 808-291-6823.

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MARRIAGE? Need a Kahu to perform it? Second-generation wedding official, Native Hawaiian, grounded in cultural loina and lawena. Email: aeikewedding @gmail.com for more info.

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MAUI – WAIEHU KOU beautiful 2-story custom built 5 bedroom/3 bath home. Kula – undivided residential interest leases. Kahikinui 17 acres. Këökea 2 acres. DHHL. Graham Realty Inc., Bobbie Kennedy (RA) 808-221-6570. Bobbie GrahamRealtyHawaii@gmail.com.

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O‘AHU – KAPOLEI – undivided residential lease. Kaua‘i – Anahola 3/2 home, large property. DHHL Graham Realty Inc., Bobbie Kennedy (RA) 808-221-6570. SELLING OR BUYING I CAN HELP. I specialize in HHL, REO’s, and residential, investment properties, especially on Maui. Edwina Pennington, Era Pacific Properties 808-291-6823. THINKING OF BUYING OR SELLING A HOME? Call the real estate lady Charmaine I. Quilit Poki (R) 295-4474. Prudential Locations LLC. To view current listings go to my website Charmaine QuilitPoki.com. Call or email me at Charmaine.QuilitPoki@PruHawaii.com to learn more about homeownership. Mahalo nui. Specializes in fee simple & homestead properties, 28 years. WAI‘ANAE: Leasehold /DHHL – nice quaint 2 bd/1 ba home $200,000. Renovated 4 bd/2 ba corner lot/ retaining wall $315,000. Fee simple – Kapolei Knolls 4 bd/2 ba single story $690,000. Mä‘ili 3 bd/2 ba single-story with pool (renovated) $405,000. Kunia Palms 2 bd/1 ba/1 parking $185,000. Charmaine I. Quilit Poki (R) Prudential Location LLC 295-4474.


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