Monday, January 16, 2017

TOMORROW IN HONOLULU











































Sunday, January 15, 2017

HAWAIIAN HISTORY MYSTERY ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"


"Mauiʻs American Colony - A Visit With Kawelau Wright"

It was a single sentence in a book, but what Kawelau Wright found astonished her. That sentence mentioned a colony on Maui in the late 1800ʻs set up for Americans only. Having just returned to school to write her Masterʻs thesis, she immediately realized this long forgotten and very strange part of Hawai`iʻs history was an ideal topic for research. Join us in our fascinating visit with Kawelau as she shares an amazing part of Mauiʻs history that few have ever known - Watch It Here

MONDAY, January 16th At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 53 
MONDAY, January 16th At 7:00 PM & FRIDAY, January 20th At 5:30 PMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53  
TUESDAY, January 17th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, January 19th At 7:30 PM  & SATURDAY, January 21st At 5:30 PM Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52

Sneak Peek! -


"Ancient Ways For Modern Times - A Visit With Hanale Hopfe"

A lifelong resident of Wai`anae on the west side of O`ahu, Hanale Hopfe knows the area and its history well. He also knows the people well, including Wai`anaeʻs houseless population, so he got the idea for people who are on the land to help take care of the land. When we met Hanale we quickly saw how perfectly suited these age-old approaches are for the present. Join us in our fascinating visit with Hanale Hopfe as he shows us why Hawai`iʻs ancient ways of land management are far superior to todayʻs - Watch It Here

FRIDAY, January 20th At 8:00 PM & SATURDAY, January 21st  At 5:30 PM O`ahu - `Olelo, Channel 53

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

THIS TUESDAY IN HONOLULU











































Friday, January 13, 2017

FREE TONIGHT IN HONOLULU



























Thursday, January 12, 2017

DEMAND A FISCAL AUDIT AT THE 
OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS NOW

Itʻs Fast & Easy - Go HERE To Submit Your Letter


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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"OHA TRUSTEE FACES ETHICS INVESTIGATION"

Heads Are Starting To Roll At The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs.

First Robert Lindsey Was Deposed As OHA Chair.

Now, The State Ethics Committee Is Very Interested In The Actions Of Another OHA Trustee.

Watch This To See Whoʻs Under Investigation & How To Tell OHA You Want A Full Forensic Audit.


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Tuesday, January 10, 2017


The recent controversies at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs with trustees suing each other and the firing of CEO Crabbe is deeply embarrassing and troubling to not only Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiians) but to all the people of Hawaii.

OHA is again proving to be a blistering wart on the foot of the Native Hawaiian people by perpetuating negative stereotypes many in the community have of it.

OHA must reform itself from head to toe especially given the new political developments in Washington, D.C., under Trump.

It must become more relevant to Native Hawaiians rather than a source of shame.  Instead of sponsoring political division within the community, it should sponsor more banking, IT, entrepreneur and vocational programs to help Native Hawaiians become an economic and technological powerhouse. While it is true that OHA already has existing business and housing loan programs, a majority of Native Hawaiians do not know about their existence — unless they have a backer, family member or friend working at OHA.

OHA should also consider engaging in more substantial projects similar to the Maori such as buying up lands, forging partnerships with the private sector to create affordable housing and investing back to the Native Hawaiian community.

OHA’s newsletter also needs to be  revamped and become more substantial in its content rather than having glossy pictures of the Trustees and taro patches. Perhaps they should open up a letters to the editor and also constituents to direct discuss issues with the Trustees.

OHA has focused so much of its resources on promoting their version of sovereignty and being a state agency, OHA Trustees should have refrained from taking any sides.

While I agree with letting go of Crabbe, OHA must now abolish the CEO post as it seems to cause an additional level of mismanagement, ineffectiveness, political intrigue and conflict.

The State Ethics Commission also needs to look at all of the recent transactions of the Trustees and the CEO to ensure that funds had been used appropriately especially given the lawsuits.

OHA can do better and it must do better because our culture, our heritage, our land, and our people demand it.

Monday, January 09, 2017


OHA FORENSIC AUDIT LONG OVERDUE

Waimea Valley Privately Controlled By Kamana`o Crabbe & Two Others

Hawai`i Free Press - January 9, 2017 - by Andrew Walden

A private company controlled by Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) CEO Kamana’o Crabbe now possesses “sole title” to the 1,875 acres comprising Waimea Valley.

That’s the word from attorney Kimberly Greeley, “represent(ing) Hi`ilei Aloha, LLC, Ho’okele Pono, LLC, and Hi’ipaka LLC” in response to an open records request from Hawai’i Free Press.

Ownership of Waimea Valley, on O`ahu's North Shore, was transferred to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs as part of a $14M preservation deal in 2006.  When OHA transferred title to Hi`ipaka, LLC in 2007, it was believed that the company was completely owned and controlled by OHA.

Greeley admits the Uniform Information Practices Act HRS 92-F (UIPA) “defines a government ‘agency’ as a …corporation…owned and operated or managed by or on behalf of this State….”  But in response to a December 21, 2016 letter from the Office of Information Practices, Greeley claims: “Although created by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Hi`ilei Aloha exists only as a separate, private, non-governmental entity….

There is no government control over Hi`ilei’s activities….

The Company’s management structure is completely independent of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs….  Most significantly, Hi`ilei’s activities are not a required function of any government.”  Greeley continues: “Ho`okele Pono is similarly managed and operated privately….” 

Greeley asserts: “Sole title to the land comprising Waimea Valley was transferred to Hi`ipaka LLC in 2007.  The State does not own the valley nor any of Hi`ipaka’s other assets….  Nor is Hi`ipaka operated or managed by the State…. In sum, the State does not control or direct any of the Companies’ activities or business affairs and does not provide any funding for the Companies.  The Companies activities are not a required function of any government agency.  The Companies are not, therefore subject to the provisions of the UIPA.”

According to their DCCA business registration listings, the LLCs are managed by the same three individuals--Kamana`opono M Crabbe, Lisa Victor, and Hawley Iona—respectively the CEO, COO, and former CFO of OHA.

An OHA source tells`i Free Press that the three are appointed Managers “in their capacity as OHA executives” rather than being named as individuals.

This is supported by the LLCs Articles of Organization on file with DCCA and by a reference on the Hi`ilei Aloha website.

The “Purpose” statement for Hi`ilei Aloha, LLC includes “supporting the mission of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.”  The Hi`ilei Aloha website lists several of the LLCs—including a fourth one, Ho‘okīpaipai LLC, as “subentit(ies) of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.”

Greeley’s response did not directly reference a fifth OHA LLC, Hi’ipoi LLC, but notes that “Hi`ilei Aloha…was created in October of 2007, initially, to serve as an umbrella organization for management of Waimea Valley and Makaweli Poi Mill.”

Is Greeley lying or has a secret coup transferred several major OHA assets to Crabbe and his cronies?

Office of Hawaiian Affairs financial statements record $34M in expenses attributed to Hi`ilei Aloha and Hi`ipaka since 2009.

What else has been stolen via OHA’s LLC’s?  

We intend to find out.  Our open records request is for the complete check register for each of the LLCs from their date of inception.  Clearly they have something to hide. 


Sunday, January 08, 2017

UNCOVERED & DISCOVERED ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"


"Mauiʻs American Colony - A Visit With Kawelau Wright

It was a single sentence in a book, but what Kawelau Wright found astonished her. That sentence mentioned a colony on Maui in the late 1800ʻs set up for Americans only. Since she had just returned to school to write her Masterʻs thesis, she immediately realized this long forgotten and very strange part of Hawai`iʻs history was an ideal topic for research. Join us in our fascinating visit with Kawelau as she shares an amazing part of Mauiʻs history that few have ever known - Watch It Here

MONDAY, January 9th At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 53 
MONDAY, January 9th At 7:00 PM & FRIDAY, January 13th At 5:30 PMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53  
TUESDAY, January 10th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, January 12th At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, January 14th At 5:30 PM Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52
SATURDAY, January 14th At 5:30 PM O`ahu - `Olelo, Channel 53


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Voices Of Truth interviews those creating a better future for Hawai`i to discover what made them go from armchair observers to active participants. We hope you'll be inspired to do the same.
 
Voices Of Truth now airs on local access stations in over 90 cities across the US and throughout the world. Check your local listings.

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Saturday, January 07, 2017

RECOVERING HAWAIIAN KINGDOM 
NATIONAL HEROES






















Hon. William Pūnohuʻaweoweoʻulaokalani White

One of the Hawaiian Kingdom's greatest patriots today lies in a grave in Honolulu without even a headstone while monuments to American heroes cover the Hawaiian landscape—like the 40ft bronze statue of William McKinley. 

Help right this historical injustice by purchasing an honorific headstone for this nearly forgotten Po`e Aloha `Āina Kanaka `Ōiwi (Native Hawaiian Patriot) and educating the community about his, and other patriotsʻ lives.

Go Here To Help

Friday, January 06, 2017

TELL THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS YOU WANT THEM AUDITED NOW



































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Thursday, January 05, 2017

OHA SHOWS KAMANA`O CRABBE THE DOOR
























Honolulu Civil Beat - January 4, 2017

Under new leadership, trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs have voted to buy out the contract of CEO Kamana`opono Crabbe.

The vote occurred Tuesday during a closed-door session convened to review Crabbe’s employment, according to Trustee Keli`i Akina. 

Two other trustees confirmed the action, but requested anonymity because it is a personnel matter.

The move to get rid of Crabbe comes barely half a year after he signed a new three-year contract.

Then-Board Chair Robert Lindsey Jr. said at the time, “The most important decision we make for this organization is selecting its CEO. Our hope is that this decision inspires the confidence and support of our employees and beneficiaries.”

Lindsey lost his chairmanship last month when a coalition of five trustees voted to replace him with Rowena Akana. 

The ascension of Akana, a former chair, was aided by the November election of Akina, who defeated longtime incumbent Haunani Apoliona. Both have been involved in legal battles with OHA.

Crabbe was appointed OHA’s chief executive officer in January 2012. 

His annual salary is $150,000. He could not be reached for comment Wednesday....

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

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"2016 FREE HAWAI`I SCORECARD"

Why Was 2016 So Important For The Hawaiian Kingdom?

What Was Accomplished & Who Were Winners & Losers?

The Answers May Surprise You.

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Tuesday, January 03, 2017

FLASH - OHA TRUSTEES OUST 
KAMANA`O CRABBE
 
































Monday, January 02, 2017

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Sunday, January 01, 2017

MAUIʻS AMERICAN COLONY ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"


"Mauiʻs American Colony - A Visit With Kawelau Wright

It was a single sentence in a book, but what Kawelau Wright found astonished her. That sentence mentioned a colony on Maui in the late 1800ʻs set up for Americans only. Since she had just returned to school to write her Masterʻs thesis, she immediately realized this long forgotten and very strange part of Hawai`iʻs history was an ideal topic for research. Join us in our fascinating visit with Kawelau as she shares an amazing part of Mauiʻs history that few have ever known - Watch It Here

MONDAY, January 2nd At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 53 
MONDAY, January 2nd At 7:00 PM & FRIDAY, January 6th At 5:30 PMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53  
TUESDAY, January 3rd At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, January 5th At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, January 7th At 5:30 PM Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52
FRIDAY, January 6th At 8:00PM & SATURDAY, January 7th At 5:30 PM O`ahu - `Olelo, Channel 53


Now you can become a fan of Voices Of Truth on Facebook by clicking Here and see behind the scenes photos of our shows and a whole lot more.  

Voices Of Truth interviews those creating a better future for Hawai`i to discover what made them go from armchair observers to active participants. We hope you'll be inspired to do the same.
 
Voices Of Truth now airs on local access stations in over 90 cities across the US and throughout the world. Check your local listings.

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

TAKING IT TO THE STREETS
Sign Of Oppression Soon To Go?
























HawaiiNewsNow - December 22, 2016

Before Dole Street became Dole Street it was called by its Hawaiian name -- Kapa`akea Street.

University of Hawaii graduate student Kepoo Keliipaakaua found it on an 1882 survey map of the Manoa area. Kapa`akea means coral bedrock or limestone.

"This is the type you'll see a lot in the leeward side, and especially around Ewa or the Honouliuli area," Keliipaakaua said.

In the 1950s, though, Hawaii's territorial government changed the name to Dole Street to honor Sanford Dole's family.

Dole was a lawyer and Hawaii's first territorial governor. But many consider him an enemy of Hawaiian royalty and friend of the elite immigrant community.

"The name Dole perpetuates this legacy of what occurred during the illegal overthrow, the occupation of Hawaii," Keliipaakaua said.

Given that, the University of Hawaii Graduate Student Organization is trying to spur the city to restore Dole Street to its Hawaiian name.

"We're going door to door down Dole Street to talk to folks, seeing if they'll be supportive of the name change. We have to get at least over 50 percent of the residents on board," GSO president Amy McKee said.

Some will view it as an inconvenience. Residents would have to change the street name on their IDs and all personal documents.

But Dole Street resident Coline Aiu supports the idea.

"Mango trees are gone. Plum trees are gone. So many things are gone. And I think within the street names you can recall the history. We want a positive history," she said.

Besides community support, the city Department of Land Utilization, the Honolulu Fire Department, Honolulu Police Department and the post office have to all agree to the name change.

"It's for all the right reasons," McKee said. "We're doing our best to call it Kapa`akea Street now. But we'll catch each other saying Dole and gently correct each other."
The Manoa Neighborhood Board drafted a resolution for the name change.  Board members will vote on it at their February meeting.

Friday, December 30, 2016

FREE HAWAI`I OBSERVES 
NAHI`ENA`ENA DAY
































Princess Nahi`ena`ena, whose name means "stirring the fires," daughter of Kamehameha I, was born approximately in the year 1815, although the exact date isn't known.

Living through a period of great change in Hawai`i, her life was tragically cut short.

Defying the customs of the time, her mother, Keopuolani, kept her infant daughter by her side.

Nahi`ena`ena grew up constantly aware about her high ranking in a changing Hawai`i. This was a source of her conflicted life.

The last years of her life were one of illness and dejection. She gave birth to a son on September 1836. The baby lived for only a few hours.

Nahi`ena`ena never recovered from child birth. She died on December 30, 1836.

Nahi`ena`ena's death, at age 21, was observed for the first time in modern times on December 30, 2001 with traditional Kanaka Maoli (native Hawaiian) protocols at `Iolani Palace Grounds in Honolulu.

Today we remember and honor this descendant of Kamehameha the Great as another fallen warrior - casualty of the invasion and occupation of a foreign culture and military power.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

HAS THE U.S. OCCUPATION OF HAWAI`I WORKED?

Hawai`i News Now - December 21st, 2016

Over the last year, 10,000 more people left Hawai`i for the mainland than moved in from another state.

In 2014-15, Hawai`i's net out-migration totaled about 6,700, while the figure was just 941 in 2010.

Altogether from 2010 to 2016, about 30,000 more people left Hawai`i than moved in from the mainland. The population loss was made up with local births and in-migration from foreign countries.

With the high mainland out-migration tallies, Hawai`i's population grew by an anemic 0.2 percent from 2015 to 2016, the Census estimates show. Put in raw numbers, that means Hawai`i added about 3,400 people over the one-year period ending July 1 to end with a population of 1,428,557.

In previous years, Hawai`i's population growth has been at about 1 percent, though the figure was .6 percent from 2014 to 2015, revised Census figures show....

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

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"OHAʻS SECRET MAUNA KEA MEETINGS"

You May Not Know A Lot About OHAʻs Mauna Kea Ad Hoc Committee.

Thatʻs Exactly The Way They Want It.

Wait Until You Hear What This Ad Hoc Committee Can Do In Secret.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

MEET OHAʻS LATEST HIRE FOR POLICY - ZURI AKI WHO AUTHORED THE PHONY NA`I AUPUNI CONSTITUTION


Monday, December 26, 2016

OMG - OHA HIRES Z AKI 
IS IT PAYBACK TIME?


















































Sunday, December 25, 2016

TIS THE SEASON FOR RESOURCE PROTECTION REASONS ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"


"Caring for The Land - A Visit With Rickey Ortiz

Ancient Hawai`I had one of the most advanced land management systems in the world, with Konohiki acting as overseers of Hawai`i's precious land and natural resources. Rickey Ortiz is a modern day Konohiki of Waimea Valley on O`ahu's north shore where his family ties go back many generations. Don't miss our visit with Rickey in this place of breathtaking beauty. You'll see right away why he's so committed to protecting it for the ages - Watch It Here

MONDAY, December 26th At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 53 
MONDAY, December 26th At 7:00 PM, FRIDAY, December 30th At 5:30 PMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53  
TUESDAY, December 27th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, December 29th At 7:30 PM  & SATURDAY, December 31st At 5:30 PM Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52
SATURDAY, December 31st At 5:30 PM O`ahu - `Olelo, Channel 53


Now you can become a fan of Voices Of Truth on Facebook by clicking Here and see behind the scenes photos of our shows and a whole lot more.  

Voices Of Truth interviews those creating a better future for Hawai`i to discover what made them go from armchair observers to active participants. We hope you'll be inspired to do the same.
 
Voices Of Truth now airs on local access stations in over 90 cities across the US and throughout the world. Check your local listings.

For news and issues that affect you, watch Free Hawai`i TV, a part of the Free Hawai`i Broadcasting Network.
 
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Saturday, December 24, 2016

IN THE SPIRIT
























Friday, December 23, 2016

WHOSE INTEGRITY SHOULD BE QUESTIONED?


























Thursday, December 22, 2016

WHOSE INTEGRITY SHOULD BE QUESTIONED?