Saturday, January 25, 2020

HE WANTS TO BE IN CHARGE OF DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS
 

Friday, January 24, 2020

PROTECTORS OPPOSE MAUNA KEA TELESCOPE AT UC REGENTS MEETING

 


















The Daily Californian - January 24, 2020

About 80 protesters gathered at a UC Board of Regents meeting Thursday to demand that the UC system divests from the Thirty Meter Telescope, or TMT, project on Mauna Kea — a mountain that is sacred to Native Hawaiians.

These protesters consisted of the Mauna Kea Protectors, students from various schools within the UC system, Bay Area residents and some Native Hawaiians from the state itself, according to UC Santa Cruz Mauna Kea Protectors member Karli DeRego. The group gathered around 8 a.m. and spoke at the meeting to express its concerns about the UC system investing in TMT, according to Mauna Kea Protectors at UC Berkeley organizer Sarah Bancroft.

“We’re here to inform you that the people of Hawaii will not accept this anymore,” said Joshua Lanakila Mangauil, an organizer of the protest. “I ask this body to reinstill that money … and take care of your own students.”

The TMT International Observatory is a partnership between the UC system and the California Institute of Technology, as well as other organizations from Japan, China, India and Canada. Mangauil alleged that India, one of the partners in the project, said it wanted the TMT project moved away from Mauna Kea.

The protesters then went outside to hold a press conference and read a letter written by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. DeRego, along with Ashley Garelick from Intersectional Feminists at UC Santa Barbara and Angeli Noelle Cabrera from the UC Santa Barbara Pacific Islander Student Association, read excerpts from the letter aloud.

“Accordingly, the committee requests the state party to provide information on the steps taken to … ensure the right to consultation and free, prior and informed consent to Native Hawaiians affected by projects on or near their ancestral lands and territories,” stated the letter. “Consider the suspension of the Thirty Meter Telescope project. … Consider adopting concrete measures to effectively protect the sacred sites of indigenous peoples.”

Mangauil then led the group in an “aha” protocol, a traditional Native Hawaiian ritual practice, after a member of a local indigenous community spoke and prayed for the success of the Mauna Kea protesters. For the next hour, Mangauil played a massive drum and chanted while the other protesters repeated his chants and danced traditional dances. Some bystanders joined in the dancing, and some protesters took their shoes off.

At the end of the rally, Mangauil spoke to the crowd and explained the purpose of them demonstrating for Mauna Kea. He spoke of transforming systems that are “not serving” the people and of the importance of fighting for one’s community.

“Call that mana,” Mangauil said. “Face that fire.” Then, with a closing song, the protest concluded.

TMT would be one of the world’s most powerful telescopes and would be able to provide images 10 times sharper than those from the Hubble Space Telescope, according to UC Office of the President spokesperson Stett Holbrook.

TMT has collaborated with the Hawaiian community for more than 10 years to address cultural, environmental, educational and economic issues, Holbrook said in an email. Holbrook added that UC Board of Regents chair John Pérez wanted the discussion of the TMT project to come before the full board.

“The TIO and its individual partners have a longstanding history of advancing astronomy on Hawaii Island and have worked diligently for more than a decade to engage community members, the local business community and the state in finding a peaceful path forward on Maunakea,” Holbrook said in the email. “TMT remains committed to integrating science and culture, providing the best possible stewardship, enriching the local economy and supporting educational opportunities as it enables this global scientific endeavor.”

Thursday, January 23, 2020

THIRTY METER TELESCOPE PARTNER SAYS PROJECT SHOULD LEAVE HAWAI`I




Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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Monday, January 20, 2020

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

LEAVING A LEGACY ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"
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"Leaving A Legacy - A Visit With Kim Ku`ulei Birnie"

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

KE AUPUNI UPDATE - JANUARY 2020

Keeping in touch and updated on activities regarding the restoration of Ke Aupuni o Hawai`i, the Hawaiian Kingdom.  

Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka `Aina I Ka Pono.


Hawai`i Rising... The Nation Rising!
It was huge! First, on Wednesday, January 15, over a thousand Aloha `Āina jammed the rotunda of the State Capitol Building on the opening day of the State Legislature on January 15 to show the state government (in case they had not noticed) that Hawai`i is Rising... and warn them (in case they don’t already know) that the day of reckoning is coming.

Then, today, the 17th of January thousands more marched from Mauna`ala to `Iolani Palace. Hulō! Hulō! Hurrah! Congratulations to all who organized and to all who responded to the call to represent ourselves, our `ohana, our `āina, our lāhui and our aloha. Hundreds of thousands (maybe millions) were there with us in spirit!

The Nation Rises!
It was an awesome and joyous time to witness the outpouring of aloha `āina by the lāhui rising... People not only streamed down from Mauna`ala, but were live-streamed around the world in the spirit of solidarity and in the certainty of the power of Aloha `Āina to overturn the hewa and return to pono.

The most powerful proof of the nation rising is the representation of generations of the keiki o ka `āina… from all ages and all walks of life. But especially inspiring was the astounding number of children who marched, not as ʻpropsʻ dragged by their parents, but as fully aware, firmly rooted aloha `āina! ... This is the game-changer... This is the certainty of the future of our people and our nation... They will take Hawai`i to levels we never dreamed of.

Mahalo nui loa for the aloha ʻāina who have stood steadfast or years, and to this makua generation who stepped up to serve as visionaries and leaders ramping up to Kū Kia`i Mauna and so forth. Mahalo nui to the families, the organizations, the communities, and friends who are standing in kuleana and pono.

The nation is rising, kapu aloha is rising. Now we need to shape it.

Hoala hou Hawai`i!

Celebrate 2020… “The Year of the Hawaiian Kingdom”
We are calling every one near and far who loves Hawaii, to celebrate, 2020 – The Year of the Hawaiian Kingdom...

Centered in the Hawaiian Islands, but global in scope, the celebration will focus on our national identity and build awareness that the Hawaiian Kingdom is alive and eager to resume its role as a positive and innovative member of the world community.

The Year of the Hawaiian Kingdom is an opportunity to celebrate the former and future greatness of our country and to share with the world the Spirit of Aloha.


This is going to be exciting!
Stay tuned... 


Hawaiʻi loa kū like kākou! All Hawaiʻi stand together!

NOTE – We are in a critical time of moving to the next stage of rebuilding our country. Your kokua is needed! Imua! 
———

We cannot do this crucial work without your help… your kokua.

Your KŌKUA large or small is greatly appreciated and will help greatly to move this work forward.


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Hawaiian National

Friday, January 17, 2020

127 YEARS AGO TODAY

Thursday, January 16, 2020

YESTERDAY AT THE HAWAI`I CAPITOL
 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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"ITʻS TOO LATE FOR THIS ON MAUNA KEA"

Beware, Because Theyʻre At It Again.

David Ige & Harry Kim Have Devised Another Scheme For Mauna Kea.

It May Sound Neutral & Nice, But Weʻll Bet Itʻs Anything But.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

BE A PART OF HISTORY THIS THURSDAY IN HONOLULU

Monday, January 13, 2020

BE THERE WEDNESDAY IN HONOLULU

Sunday, January 12, 2020

LEADING HEALTHIER LIVES ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"


"The Kū Project - A Visit With Daniel Aipa"

Newly married with no job prospects, Daniel Aipa moved back to Hawai`i in 2013 and decided to do the one thing which was his passion - show others by example how to lead healthier lives. And thatʻs how the Kū Project was born. The Kū Project quickly became his lifeʻs work coaching his clients how to strengthen oneself in order to make a difference within your own family and community. Donʻt miss our amazing visit with Daniel who says the key to becoming an influential leader is to “Be You - Be Kū” - Watch It Here

MONDAY, January 13th At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 54

MONDAY, January 13th At 6:00 PM & WEDNESDAY, January 15th At 8:00 AM - Hawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53

TUESDAY, January 14th At 11:00 AM & THURSDAY, January 16th At 3:00 PM Hawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 54
 
TUESDAY, January 14th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, January 16th At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, January 18th At 5:30 PM Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52



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.
 
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Saturday, January 11, 2020

WAY BETTER THAN A POT OF GOLD
 

Friday, January 10, 2020

NEXT THURSDAY IN HONOLULU

Thursday, January 09, 2020

NEXT WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15TH IN HONOLULU

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

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"OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS FIRST COVER-UP OF 2020"

The New Yearʻs Barely Started & Thereʻs Already A Cover-Up At OHA.

It Happened When Hawai`iʻs State Auditor Tried To Audit OHAʻs LLCʻs.

The “Old Guard” Trustees Ran For Cover Leaving Beneficiaries Holding The Bag.

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Tuesday, January 07, 2020

HAPPENING NEXT MONDAY IN HONOLULU

Monday, January 06, 2020

DONʻT SWEEP OHA AUDIT UNDER THE RUG

















By Trustee Keli'i Akina, PhD, Ka Wai Ola, January, 2020

Some say it's not an "audit," but a "report." Others say it doesn't "show fraud," but "indicators of potential fraud." However people talk about it, you owe it to yourself to look at what the latest audit of OHA actually says.

SHOCKING FINDINGS

The firm CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) examined 2% of all contracts and disbursements OHA and its LLCs entered into from July 2012 to June 2016. They Red-Flagged 17% of them for ''potentially fraudulent, wasteful or abusive expenditures."

Here are some of their findings:

• The Akamai Foundation, on behalf of Na'i Aupuni, received a $2.6 million grant but OHA was unable to give the CLA auditors any supporting invoices, receipts or billings to demonstrate what costs were actually incurred by the grant awardee.

•A $1.6 million contract was awarded to WCIT to produce the Conceptual Master Plan for OHA's Kaka'ako Makai properties but according to CLA, the purpose of this contract was not accomplished.

• A $250,000 contract was awarded to Kuauli 'Aina Based Insights LLC to "examine the original source deeds of former Hawaiian Kingdom Government and Crown Lands sold" from 1845-1859. The contract bypassed the required procurement process.

• OHA gave a $200,000 grant to 'Aha Kane while the OHA CEO at that time, who founded 'Aha Kane, was serving as an Advisory Chair to the organization.

• Reed Smith LLP received a $200,000 professional services contract to provide legal advice regarding Native Hawaiian self-governance and Hawaiian language immersion education. The main provider of the services contracted for was an OHA employee whose employment with OHA ended shortly before the contract was awarded.

• Absolute Plus received $185,000 to provide reports to the Board on each Trust Fund Advisor and the entire trust fund, yet OHA could not provide CLA with the reports, or any evidence that the required work was performed.

• OHA gave $150,000 to ABW Holdings, LLC for a lease guaranty OHA had signed on behalf of Kauhale, LLC when it defaulted on its commercial lease at Waikiki Beachwalk.

NOT A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH

While the CLA report "did not identify actual instances of fraud, waste and abuse," the truth is that CLA cannot, and was not asked to make, a formal determination of fraud since it is not a law enforcement entity. CLA did what they were hired to do, which is point out indicators of potential fraud. CLA stated, "Because our engagement was limited to-the matters described in the contract, fraud and/or financial irregularities may exist within the organization that we may not have identified during the performance of our procedures."

Clearly, the auditors did not give OHA "a clean bill of health."

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser editors put it this way: "Audit should set off alarms at OHA." And Hawai'i News Now reported: "Auditors find a mess when they look into Office of Hawaiian Affairs spending."

SERIOUS QUESTIONS

There are serious questions which must now be answered:

• Where are the contract deliverables that the audit could not find?

• Where is the large amount of documentation that OHA could not produce for the auditors?

• Will OHA trustees look into cases with serious indicators of potential waste, fraud and abuse?

• Will the trustees make appropriate referrals to government agencies and law enforcement bodies?

The worst thing OHA could do is downplay the audit and fail to hold responsible parties accountable. Beneficiaries need to insist that OHA trustees follow through and complete the work the audit began.

Let's not sweep the independent audit under the rug.

Sunday, January 05, 2020

GAINING CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"


"The Kū Project - A Visit With Daniel Aipa"

Newly married with no job prospects, Daniel Aipa moved back to Hawai`i in 2013 and decided to do the one thing which was his passion - show others by example how to lead healthier lives. And thatʻs how the Kū Project was born. The Kū Project quickly became his lifeʻs work coaching his clients how to strengthen oneself in order to make a difference within your own family and community. Donʻt miss our amazing visit with Daniel who says the key to becoming an influential leader is to “Be You - Be Kū” - Watch It Here

MONDAY, January 6th At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 54

MONDAY, January 6th At 6:00 PM & WEDNESDAY, January 8th At 8:00 AM - Hawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53

TUESDAY, January 7th At 11:00 AM & THURSDAY, January 9th At 3:00 PM Hawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 54
 
TUESDAY, January 7th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, January 9th At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, January 11th At 5:30 PM Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52

SATURDAY, January 11th  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.
 
Please share our Free Hawai`i Broadcasting Network videos with friends and colleagues. That's how we grow. Mahalo.

Saturday, January 04, 2020

DONʻT MISS THIS ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 16TH IN HONOLULU

Friday, January 03, 2020

BE THERE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15TH

Thursday, January 02, 2020

DONʻT MISS THIS JANUARY 13TH

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

KE AUPUNI UPDATE - JANUARY 2020

Keeping in touch and updated on activities regarding the restoration of Ke Aupuni o Hawai`i, the Hawaiian Kingdom.  

Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka `Aina I Ka Pono.






















Hulo! Hulo! Kū Kiaʻi Mauna! 
It was a huge victory for Kū Kiaʻi Mauna last week. Hulo! Hulo! Congratulations to the leaders and all who responded to the call to protect the sacredness of Mauna Kea and to stop the despoiling of our ʻāina.

While itʻs not completely over (we still must remain vigilant), the decision of the county/state to back off for now means the chances of TMT ever being built on Mauna Kea is slim to none. It is a 180 degree turn from where things stood in July. Thatʻs a victory!



Celebrate 2020… “The Year of the Hawaiian Kingdom” 
The events of this past year culminating with the victory on Mauna Kea have been truly amazing! We can clearly see that the decades of persistent, sacrificial kūʻē by generations of Aloha ʻĀina (those who love Hawaii nei) has brought us to the reawakening of our nation as a sovereign, independent country.

What a great way to lead into The Year of the Hawaiian Kingdom, its timely celebration of the reawakening of the Hawaiian nation and its bright future.

We are calling every one near and far who loves Hawaii, to celebrate, 2020 – The Year of the Hawaiian Kingdom... “Facing the Future”

Centered in the Hawaiian Islands, but global in scope, the celebration will focus on our national identity and build awareness that the Hawaiian Kingdom is here, in Hawaii nei... alive and growing in stature and capacity... to resume its role as an innovative and inspiring member the world community.
 

Not your ordinary celebration… 
As Mauna Kea and Kapu Aloha demonstrated, this event can take on a whole new dimension as we come together to celebrate the next step... from saving the Mauna to the rebirth of our country! Driven by aloha ʻāina at home, reaching out to the world with the positive, uplifting, upbeat, happy, inspiring ʻwe can do itʻ attitude, we can bring Aloha to the world in a global cyber celebration of the rebirth of a nation.

This is going to be exciting!
Stay tuned... 


Hawaiʻi loa kū like kākou! All Hawaiʻi stand together!

NOTE – We are in a critical time of moving to the next stage of rebuilding our country. Your kokua is needed! Imua! 
———

We cannot do this crucial work without your help… your kokua.

Your KŌKUA large or small is greatly appreciated and will help greatly to move this work forward.


To contribute, go to - GoFundMe.com/FreeHawaii



Also...
Check out the great FREE HAWAII stuff you can purchase HERE
 

All proceeds go to help the cause.

---------
Malama pono,
Leon Siu 

Hawaiian National