Tuesday, September 30, 2014

FREE - THIS EVENING AT 6 PM - YOUʻRE INVITED!
COME SHARE YOUR IDEAS FOR A FREE HAWAI`I


Monday, September 29, 2014

ITʻS HAPPENING TOMORROW!
COME SHARE YOUR IDEAS FOR 
A FREE HAWAI`I


Sunday, September 28, 2014

POWERS THAT ARE STILL OURS ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE”


"Healing The Nation - A Visit With Elithe Manuha`aipo Kahn" 

What if there were two Hawai`i's instead of one? Not just one that led to the present day Hawai`i, but also an ancient and completely different society before that. What was it like? Elithe Manuha`aipo Kahn tells us the spellbinding story of that long ago ancient place, its powers to heal and how she uses them in healing our nation today - Watch It Here

MONDAY, September 29th At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 53 
MONDAY, September 29th At 7:00 PM & FRIDAY, October 3rd At 5:30 PMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53  
TUESDAY, September 30th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, October 2nd At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, October 4th At 8:00 PM - Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52

Sneak Peek! -

"Hawai`ʻs Ancient Fishponds - A Visit With Hi`ilei Kawelo" 

Ancient Hawaiian fishponds are a unique and advanced form of aquaculture found nowhere else in the world. Paepae o He`eia, built 800 years ago on the windward side of O`ahu, fed thousands of Hawaiians daily in old Hawai`i and today not only survives but thrives thanks to Hi`ilei Kawelo and her friends. Hi`ilei is the Executive Director of Paepae o He`eia and what she showed us on our tour not only amazed us but took us back in time like nothing else ever has. Donʻt miss our visit with Hi`ilei and see why Hawai`iʻs ancient culture is still considered one of the worldʻs most advanced even today - Watch It Here

FRIDAY, October 3rd At 8:00 PM & SATURDAY, October 4th  At 5:30 PM O`ahu - `Olelo, Channel 53

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

HAWAI`I THE 50TH STATE
DID THEY MISSTATE?














Did You Take The Bait?
Go Here - HawaiiFakeState.com


Friday, September 26, 2014

THE FUTURE OF THE HAWAIIAN NATION























Thursday, September 25, 2014

NATIVE HAWAIIAN ROLL THREATS & SCARE TACTICS 

MANA - September 4, 2014

Kana`iolowalu owes its existence to State legislation (Act 195) which limits the scope and extent of self-determination`Oiwi.

Of the 527,000 Native Hawaiians alive today, less than 30,000 actively signed up for Kana`iolowalu. The rest of the 125,000 that Kana`iolowalu claims to have signed up for the roll were hijacked from other Hawaiian registries without their “free, prior, and informed consent.”

Kana`iolowalu Roll Commissioners are active lobbyists for federal recognition.

Rolls are directly related to Indian law and tribal recognition. By using a roll, Kana`iolowalu is constraining us to a US tribal framework and Indian law without full disclosure.

The Kanaʻiolowalu Roll functions to ‘manufacture consent’ for federal or state recognition.

By agreeing to the process (the roll, the `aha, the creation of organic documents for a ‘governing entity), your participation will be used to assert agreement with the outcome.

Your name on the roll will be used to define the membership of the new Hawaiian governed entity. It will be used to legitimize the “governing entity” as having a constituency whether you agree with the outcome or not.

State recognition empowers those who wish to resolve the "Native Hawaiian problem" by way of a global settlement with the “Native Hawaiian governing entity” over our Hawaiian Kingdom crown and government lands, widely known as “ceded lands”. Your participation can and will be used as evidence of consent to such.

Kana`iolowalu, as established by Act 195 is set up for exclusion and points to the many ‘disenrollment’ battles that plague and divide Native American tribes across the US.

Criteria for the roll include, “Has maintained a significant cultural, social, or civic connection to the Native Hawaiian community”, providing a loophole for those with authority to exclude anyone (like those who make waves) from participation at any point by making a judgement against any particular Kanaka Maoli’s “significant cultural, social, or civic connection to the Native Hawaiian community”.

A native roll will give authority to the state to establish who is Native Hawaiian and limit it exclusively to those who signed up for the roll, as expressed explicitly in Kana`iolowalu’s public notice, printed in Ka Wai Ola stating “Native Hawaiians who choose not to be included on the official roll risk waiving their right and the rights of their children and descendants, to be legally and politically acknowledged as Native Hawaiians. 

The threat of exclusion from the state responsibilities to Native Hawaiians is a coercive tactic to get Native Hawaiians to sign up with the roll.

Under international law, you have a right to self-determination. Do not feel as though you are waiving your rights as a Kanaka Maoli or Hawaiian national to self-determination if you do not sign up for this roll. 

In fact, not signing up is a strong assertion of your right to self-determination, and your unwillingness to be corralled into a process that in fact has NOTHING to do with self-determination and everything to do with the financial interests of a few and the political interests of our transgressors; the State of Hawai`i and the United States of America.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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"DECEIT REPEAT"


Itʻs The Same Old Song Thatʻs Worked For So Long. 

Smear The Opposition With Fear & Issue Threats Which Make `Em Sweat. 

So What Can Hawai`i Learn Now That Scottish Independence Has Been Spurned? 

Watch This For A Big Surprise If You Think Independence For Scotland Now Dies & Why Hawai`i Should Never Buy The Very Same Lies.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

THE NOSE KNOWS!






























Monday, September 22, 2014

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

ANCIENT HEALING AGENTS ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE”


"Healing The Nation - A Visit With Elithe Manuha`aipo Kahn" 

What if there were two Hawai`i's instead of one? Not just one that led to the present day Hawai`i, but also an ancient and completely different society before that. What was it like? Elithe Manuha`aipo Kahn tells us the spellbinding story of that long ago ancient place, its powers to heal and how she uses them in healing our nation today - Watch It Here

MONDAY, September 22nd At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 53 
MONDAY, September 22nd At 7:00 PM & FRIDAY, September 26th At 5:30 PMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53  
TUESDAY, September 23rd At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, September 25th At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, September 27th At 8:00 PM - Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52
SATURDAY, September 27th  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, September 20, 2014

FREEDOM MOVEMENTS DRAW INSPIRATION FROM SCOTLAND VOTE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA Today - September 20, 2014

Scotland's bid to secede from the United Kingdom may have fallen short, but the failure has not deterred other secessionist movements around the globe.

In fact, they may have taken away some lessons from this week's vote.
Secessionist leaders from Italy to Spain to Belgium closely analyzed the independence campaign in Scotland and are already breaking down the polling numbers and strategies used there.

The first lesson: using Scotland's example to pressure other governments to allow similar authorized votes. The British Parliament had approved the Scottish referendum as the final say on independence.

On Friday, the government of Catalonia, a region in northeastern Spain, voted overwhelmingly to hold a Nov. 9 independence referendum of its own. The vote would not result in secession — it would simply show whether Catalans favor independence from Spain.

Jason Sorens, a political science professor at Dartmouth College who has studied secessionist movements, said the Catalans can use Scotland's example to pressure the Spanish government to accept the results of their vote.

"They can say, 'Look, the British government let the Scots vote, why wouldn't the Spanish government let us vote?' " Sorens said....

Friday, September 19, 2014

KOANI FOUNDATION HIGHLIGHTS ILLEGAL US OCCUPATION OF HAWAI`I AT UNITED NATIONS

Human Rights Council 27nd Session

Intervention for Item 4
Human Rights Situations that Require the Council’s Attention


16 September 2014
 

Mr. President and Members of the Human Rights Council,

Aloha.
 

A Human Rights Situations that Require the Council’s Attention is the issue of the right to self-determination, which is at the root of human rights violations in Alaska and Hawaii.

In 1959 the United States flagrantly manipulated and subverted the UN de-colonization process to extinguish the Alaskan and Hawaiian people’s right to self-determination. This violation continues today and needs to be corrected.

In 2006, Hawaii submitted to the Human Rights Committee a shadow report enumerating the numerous violations committed by the United States against the Hawaiian people ever since the unprovoked and unjustified invasion of the Hawaiian Islands by the USA in 1893.

Some of the human rights violations include: the confiscation of native Hawaiian lands and eviction and displacement of its inhabitants; the desecration of burials and sacred sites; the consignment of native Hawaiians to poverty by the imposition of an adverse foreign economic system; the destruction of the language and culture; and the forceful suppression of the Hawaiian people’s national identity, and so forth ...all of which contribute to the systematic, orchestrated denial of the right to self-determination.


We urge the Human Rights Council to call upon the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to transmit the Alaska and Hawaii Article 15 ICERD petition to the appropriate UN bodies to review the procedures that the U.S. used to make Alaska and Hawaii federal states of the United States.

IASSW also wishes to emphasize the need for governments to endorse the Second Guiding Principles to Eradicate Extreme Poverty with an eye toward an internationally legally binding Convention to Abolish Extreme Poverty.

Mahalo a nui loa, 
Leon K. Siu
The Koani Foundation 

Ke Aupuni O Hawaii 
IASSW


Thursday, September 18, 2014

SCOTLAND INDEPENDENCE VOTING UNDER WAY



















BBC.com

People in Scotland are voting on whether the country should stay in the UK or become an independent nation.

Voters are answering "Yes" or "No" to the referendum question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"

With 4,285,323 people - 97% of the electorate - registered to vote, it is expected to be the busiest day in Scottish electoral history.

The result is expected Friday morning.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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"DONʻT WAIT FOR YOUR FATE"


When The DOI Came To Town Hawaiians United Ignited Something Farsighted. 

Because You Told Them Hawaiian Kingdom Facts, Right Now Is No Time To Relax. 

Since Thereʻs No Retreating, Check Out This Upcoming Meeting. 

If You Want To Know What To Do, Watch Our Report This Week To See What To Pursue.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

ASSOCIATION OF SURFING PROFESSIONALS RECOGNIZES HAWAI`I AS INDEPENDENT NATION

Beachgrit.com

The Association of Surfing Professionals has granted Hawai`i what it wants. 

Independence. 

When you watch the surf contest webcasts, you will notice that Hawaiian surfers are listed as “Hawaiian” and Californian, Floridian, Virginian, Mainer, Oregonian surfers are listed as “USA.”

Monday, September 15, 2014

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

HULA UNFURLED AROUND THE WORLD ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE”


"Much More Than Hula - A Visit With Blaine Kia" 

Busy doesnʻt even begin to describe the life of Blaine Kia. He isnʻt just a kumu hula, a hula instructor in Honolulu, but throughout all of Hawai`i and way beyond. Blaine has two thousand students spanning the world in Tahiti, Aotearoa (New Zealand) Japan, California, Montana and Canada. And if that werenʻt enough, heʻs also served as the cultural adviser for the TV hit series Hawai`i Five-0. How does he do it all? Donʻt miss our visit with Blaine as he reveals the one thing that drives him to accomplish so much every single day - Watch It Here

MONDAY, September 15th At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 53 
MONDAY, September 15th At 7:00 PM & FRIDAY, September 19th At 5:30 PMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53  
TUESDAY, September 16th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, September 18th At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, September 20th At 8:00 PM - Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52

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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.
 
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

FORMER JAMES BOND STAR BACKS INDEPENDENCE FOR SCOTLAND

“There Is No More Creative An Act Than Creating A New Nation”

Former James Bond star Sean Connery has come out with a resounding “ay” in favor of Scottish independence.

Though Connery no longer lives in Scotland, he says that Scottish independence from the United Kingdom could spur artistic and creative growth in his home country, as well as boost the film industry there.

“There is no more creative an act than creating a new nation,” Connery wrote in an opinion piece published in British magazine the New Statesman.... 

“A Yes vote in September will capture the attention of the world.”

The former agent 007 and longtime supporter of independence expressed appreciation for his homeland’s burgeoning interest in its roots and the Gaelic language, and said Scotland should strive to to strengthen its cultural identity by voting for independence.

“As a Scot and as someone with a lifelong love for both Scotland and the arts, I believe the opportunity of independence is too good to miss,” said Connery.


Friday, September 12, 2014

























Thursday, September 11, 2014

OUTRAGE GROWS AT AHA MOKU ADVISORY COMMITTEE SELL-OUT LETTER

Karen Poepoe
Vice Chair, 
Aha Moku Advisory Committee

Aloha Karen,

As the Vice Chair of the Aha Moku Advisory Committee (AMAC), and on behalf of the WHOLE committee, as OHA board of Trustees did with the letter to U.S. Secretary John Kerry from OHA CEO, Dr. Kamana'opono Crabbe asking for a legal opinion if the Kingdom of Hawaii still existed under International law HAVE AMAC WRITE and SUBMIT to the Dept. of Interior a letter rescinding Leimana's letter. And demand her resignation. This mea culpa is a hollow one and quit frankly, with all due respect speaking for myself...DISINGENUOUS.

Leimana's Letter supporting this ANPRM proposal IF left standing without AMAC rescinding it is simply another ploy to hoodwink the thousands of people from the Moku and Ahupua'a in giving the U.S. Federal Government "manufactured consent" that misrepresents your and the committees constituents.

I ask you, the chair of AMAC and the whole AMAC Committee and DLNR/BLNR Chairperson, William Aila.... Who has the official "authority" to RESCIND Leimana DeMate's Letter to the DOI supporting the ANPRM.

Anything short of this will not remedy this current crisis. It will exacerbate the deceit and treachery brought upon us all by the secret, behind-the-back, manipulative dealings at/from Washington D.C. that brought the U.S. Dept. of Interior here in June and July of this year to aihue our resources and MAHA'OI our kuleana.

This is a chance for AMAC to salvage what little credibility it has left...or join Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, Sovereign Council of Hawaiian Homestead Assembly, Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, Dept. of Hawaiian Home Lands, Hawaii State Congressional Delegates, Governor, Abercrombie, (et al in case I forgot somebody) in being the ones that DESTROYED our heritage wale no.....

Foster Ampong
Maui

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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"NOTE THIS VOTE"


The Big Day Is Little More Than A Week Away With Big Emotions Now On Display. 

Of Course Once They Get It Back Theyʻll Be Right On Track. 

But Can You Guess Where & To Who Itʻs Giving Such A Scare? 

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

TOTAL SELLOUT!
AHA MOKU ADVISORY COMMITTEE -
"WE WANT TO BE U.S. INDIANS"


The Aha Moku Advisory Committee (AMAC) expresses its mahalo for this historic and long-overdue discussion about reestablishing a government-to-government relationship between the United States and the Native Hawaiian community.

The AMAC is an entity that has re-established the traditional cultural and natural resource management system, called the Aha Moku throughout the eight (8) islands of Hawai’i. In 2012, this system was formally accepted by the Hawaii State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Abercrombie as Act 288.

The Aha Moku has been restored from a traditional land/ocean system used throughout the islands in the 9th century – before the arrival of the Tahitian and the more commonly known alii system.

The Aha Moku is comprised of the forty-three traditional land areas of the eight main Hawaiian Islands and the 589 smaller land districts called ahupua’a.

Those who practice Aha Moku are grassroots Hawaiian communities who are expert practitioners of different disciplines that are spiritually and physically connected to the land.

They are the foundation of the Hawaiian culture and are represented by the Po’o, or spokespersons of each of the main Hawaiian Islands which as a group are called the Aha Moku Advisory Committee (AMAC).

As representatives of the Aha Moku, the AMAC has determined that the reestablishment of a government-to-government relationship between the United States and the Native Hawaiian community is the most viable action that could be taken to protect and expand existing trust assets, federal programmatic funding, federal consultation rights and other self-determination rights under federal law.

Moreover, as a matter of justice and equity, this opportunity should be available for the Native Hawaiian community to pursue. We should not be denied the basic self-governance rights afforded all other major indigenous groups in the nation. We have suffered through colonization and the dispossession of our lands, resources and culture, and the hearts of our people continue to be burdened by these historic injustices, as recent oral testimony made clear.

Our community cannot heal until the federal government shows meaningful respect for our dignity by engaging us as a sovereign Native nation under federal law.

Therefore, the grassroots people who live within the natural and cultural resources of all of Pae’Aina, or lands of Hawai’i STRONGLY SUPPORTS the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) that has been offered by the federal government and the Department of the Interior that would reestablish a government-to-government relationship with the official Native Hawaiian government formed by the qualified Native Hawaiians on the certified base roll. In accordance with this position, Aha Moku respectfully offers the following specific comments:

RESPONSES TO GENERAL QUESTIONS

Question 1: Should the Secretary propose an administrative rule that would facilitate the Reestablishment of a government-to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian Community?

Answer to Question 1: YES

Question 2: Should the Secretary assist the Native Hawaiian community in reorganizing its government, with which the United States could reestablish a government-to government relationship?

Answer to Question 2: YES

Question 3: If so, what process should be established for drafting and ratifying a reorganized Native Hawaiian government's constitution or other governing document?

Answer to Question 3: The process for drafting and ratifying a reorganized Native Hawaiian government documents should be left to the Hawaiian people to decide.

Question 4: Should the Secretary instead rely on the reorganization of a Native Hawaiian government through a process established by the Native Hawaiian community and facilitated by the State of Hawaii, to the extent such a process is consistent with Federal law?

Answer to Question 4: YES

Question 5: If so, what conditions should the Secretary establish as prerequisites to Federal acknowledgment of a government-to-government relationship with the reorganized Native Hawaiian government?

Answer to Question 5: A federal policy needs to be established regarding the formal relationship with the Native Hawaiian people.

In conclusion, the Aha Moku wishes to express our sincere Mahalo to all who have come forward to hear the mana’o of our people. We offer our assistance in any way you may need. Please call on us.

Mahalo nui loa!
Leimana DaMate, Executive Director Aha Moku Advisory Committee
Phone: 808-587-1498
Email: Leimana.K.DaMate@hawaii.gov

Monday, September 08, 2014

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Sunday, September 07, 2014

HE TOOK A CHANCE ON DANCE ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE”


"Much More Than Hula - A Visit With Blaine Kia" 

Busy doesnʻt even begin to describe the life of Blaine Kia. He isnʻt just a kumu hula, a hula instructor in Honolulu, but throughout all of Hawai`i and way beyond. Blaine has two thousand students spanning the world in Tahiti, Aotearoa (New Zealand) Japan, California, Montana and Canada. And if that werenʻt enough, heʻs also served as the cultural adviser for the TV hit series Hawai`i Five-0. How does he do it all? Donʻt miss our visit with Blaine as he reveals the one thing that drives him to accomplish so much every single day - Watch It Here

MONDAY, September 8th At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 53 
MONDAY, September 8th At 7:00 PM & FRIDAY, September 12th At 5:30 PMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53  
TUESDAY, September 9th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, September 11th At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, September 13th At 8:00 PM - Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52
SATURDAY, September 13th  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, September 06, 2014

FURTHER RECENT ATTEMPTS TO FORCE US FEDERAL RECOGNITION ON HAWAIIANS

Please forward this to all Hawaiians and our supporters.

It has recently come to our attention that representatives of the Council For Native Hawaiian Advancement, (CNHA) the Sovereign Councils of the Hawaiian Homelands Assembly (SCHHA) and the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs (AOHCC) met with the OHA trustees.

At the meeting the CNHA, SCHHA and AOHCC proposed that they, as a consortium, take over the education and nation building aspects of federal recognition.

Simply put, they want to take OHAʻs federal recognition initiative, “Ho`oulu Lahui Aloha” and implement it.

During the meeting, Michelle Kauhane of the CNHA, Kamaki Kanahele of the SCHHA and Soulee Stroud of the AOHCC informed the OHA trustees they are prepared to go forward and requested funding from OHA to do so.

Specifically, Kamaki Kanahele boldly told the OHA trustees he represents all DHHL homesteaders.

The truth of course is the SCHHA represent only 20% of all DHHL homesteaders and in the past year many homestead associations have dropped out of the SCHHA due to its support of federal recognition for Hawaiians.

Soulee Stroud claimed that his AOHCC can take the lead across the US. He also stated the majority of civic clubs support federal recognition, when the truth is many clubs no longer support the AOHCC endorsement.

The OHA trustees voted 5 to 4 on the proposal.

For it to pass, the vote would need to be 6 to 3.

Because the OHA trustees are notorious for secret back room dealings to get votes changed, it is critically important for everyone to let the trustees know that you are aware of this scheme.

Please contact the OHA trustees and insist they not approve any plan, now or in the future, to fund or allow the CNHA, SCHHA or AOHCC to implement education and nation building  for federal recognition.

Remind them that trustee elections are coming up in November and again in 2016.

Hereʻs where to contact them today -

Collette Machado  - colettem@oha.org
Peter Apo - petera@oha.org
John Waihe`e Jr. - johnw@oha.org
Rowena Akana - rowenaa@oha.org
Haunani Apoliona - haunania@oha.org
Oswald Stender - oswalds@oha.org
Hulu Lindsay - kahulu@maui.net
Dan Ahuna - dana@oha.org
Bob Lindsay - bobl@oha.org

CEO Kamana'opono Crabbe - kamanaoc@oha.org

OHA Headquarters - (808) 594-1888


Friday, September 05, 2014