Monday, May 25, 2015

THIS THURSDAY IN HONOLULU




















































Sunday, May 24, 2015

A MARTIAL ART THAT STANDS APART ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"

 
"The Art Of Lua - A Visit With Ramsay Taum“   

While lua has been around for centuries, few have heard about this Hawaiian martial art or even seen it. Practiced only by high chiefs and bodyguards of ali’i in ancient times, it remained hidden until recently. We met with lua master Ramsay Taum to explain to us why itʻs known as the art of breaking bones. Donʻt miss our amazing visit with Ramsay as he not only dispels the rumors surrounding it, but reveals why lua has been one of Hawai`iʻs best kept secrets - Watch It Here

MONDAY, May 25th At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 53 
MONDAY, May 25th At 7:00 PM & FRIDAY, May 29th At 5:30 PMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53  
TUESDAY, May 26th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, May 28th At 7:30  & SATURDAY, May 30th At 8:00 PM - Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52
SATURDAY, May 30th At 5:30 PM O`ahu - `Olelo, Channel 53


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Saturday, May 23, 2015

ALASKA & HAWAI`I DELIGHTED WITH 
PAKISTAN’S REQUEST AT UNITED NATIONS

UNITED NATIONS, GENEVA - The Koani Foundation, as a member of the Alaska-Hawai`i Alliance for Self-Determination, is delighted by the request made by the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the United States delegation at the Universal Periodic Review of the United States of America on Monday, 11 May 2015 at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

This simple intervention by Pakistan clearly indicates that the situations of Alaska and Hawai`i are matters of international law specifically pertaining to decolonization.

What Was The Question?
Pakistan simply asked the United States to: “Respond to the suggestion made by the Special Procedures in paragraph 69(n) of report A/68/284 regarding the cases of Alaska, Hawai`i and the Dakotas.“ This was in reference to the 2013 report to the UN General Assembly by Dr. Alfred deZayas the UN Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, where he recommended the Decolonization Committee be receptive to communications from indigenous and non-represented peoples.

What Does It Mean?
Pakistan’s intervention recognizes that the situations of Alaska and Hawai`i are within the context of international law as opposed to US domestic law. This recognition by a State makes it possible for Alaska and Hawai`i to access, at the international level, procedures and mechanisms like the Decolonization Committee, to exercise their right to self-determination.

Position Of Alaska & Hawai`i -
The peoples of both Alaska and Hawai`i maintain that their countries were never lawfully annexed or otherwise acquired by the United States of America and that the US concealed this fact to mislead the UN General Assembly and subvert its decolonization process. The US falsified referenda in Alaska (1958) and Hawai`i (1959) and, using this “manufactured consent,” misled the world into believing the people of Alaska and Hawai`i chose to become “federal states” under the domestic laws of the United States.

Ambassador Ronald Barnes Of Alaska Stated -
“We are very happy with this development at the Universal Periodic Review for the United States of America (US UPR). The official document of the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) in paragraph 86 of the Summary issued for the USA UPR dialogue affirms that Alaska and Hawai`i continue to claim their rights as states of peoples — as recognized sovereign nations. The Shadow Reports submitted by Alaska and Hawai`i establish the historical standing of Alaska and Hawai`i as sovereign nations. We call on the international community to support Alaska and Hawai`i in our endeavour to access procedures under international law to peacefully pursue our right to self-determination in restoring our status as sovereign nations.”

Leon Siu From The Koani Foundation & Ke Aupuni O Hawai`i Added -
“At long last a UN member State is inquiring about what really happened in Alaska and Hawai`i. This is a significant step toward unmasking the circumstances behind the illegal US occupation of the Hawaiian Islands. We hope that Pakistan’s inquiry will lead to support from other States for an official examination into the matter and affirm our right to exercise self-determination. The first matter of course would be for the US to comply with the laws of occupation and implement the necessary steps to end its foreign occupation of Hawaii.”

Sarah James, Chairperson Of The Gwichʻin Steering Committee Added - 

“Self-determination would mean that we, the people of the land, would be the decision-makers in issues like protecting our caribou birthing grounds from the ravages of oil and gas extractive industries. It would mean we can preserve our environment, our natural resources and our way of life. In no case may a peoples be deprived of their right to subsistence.”

What Now?
The Alaska-Hawai`i Alliance for Self-Determination will eagerly utilize the door opened by the intervention of Pakistan and invite the UN member States to respect Alaska and Hawai`i as sovereign nations claiming their rights to self-determination and self-governance. We call on member States to get involved in persuading the US to act in accordance to the rule of international law to end the unlawful occupations of Alaska and Hawai`i. We call on States to support Alaska and Hawai`i in requesting the UN Decolonization Committee examine the United States’ actions regarding the irregular plebiscites of 1958 in Alaska and 1959 in Hawai`i, and to take appropriate actions to address the violations. We call on UN member States to assist Alaska and Hawai`i in activating the proper UN mechanisms for decolonization, de-occupation or whatever is deemed appropriate for peaceful and just resolution to the offenses committed.


POST SCRIPT
What was the USA response?
The US UPR representative responded by ignoring the international context of Pakistan’s query—the fact that under international law, Alaskan native peoples and Hawaiian Kingdom subjects comprise the body politic of sovereign nations under occupation. The US response cited policies by their government to apply domestic “American Indian” policies to those the US government unilaterally identifies as “Native Hawaiian” or “Alaskan Native.” In essence, the US “answer” was entirely unacceptable and misleading. It deliberately avoided the international stature of Alaskans and Hawaiians and portrayed them as tribal wards of the state. Ironically, the US “answer” confirmed that their position on the matter of Alaska and Hawai`i is classic colonialism — an insult to the dignity of peoples and nations and an affront to the principles of self-determination.


Friday, May 22, 2015

BREAKTHROUGH AT THE UNITED NATIONS - US QUESTIONED ON HAWAI`I

On Monday, May 11, the Koani Foundation got the break we have been working for years to achieve! It has caused a big stir in Geneva and in the international community, but is being downplayed or ignored in the UN, which also means it is being downplayed in Hawai`i.

What Are We Doing At The UN? - 

The Hawaiian Kingdom is not at the UN to get “recognition.” We are not there to try to “join" the UN. We are not there to ask to be “decolonized.” We are not there to invoke “indigenous” rights.

We are there to call on the member states of the UN to compel its fellow member, the United States of America, to comply with international law by ending its prolonged, illegal occupation of the Hawaiian Islands.

The US Lied To The UN - 

In 1959, the United States misled the United Nations General Assembly into thinking that Alaska and Hawai`i had voted to become fully integrated into the United States as “federal domestic states." It was a false report, but the General Assembly accepted it and from that point on, considered Alaska and Hawai`i to be under the domestic laws of the United States, not as peoples and territories under the international law of nations.

This false depiction of our status has been so engrained globally that people find it hard to believe Hawai`i is not a part of the US. This has practically blocked our ability to engage other countries and international bodies like the UN, to support our efforts to free Hawai`i.

Our Task At The UN -
If we want to engage the United Nations to help free Hawai`i, we have to change the engrained perception—getting the UN to see Hawai`i as a sovereign nation-state in captivity rather than a minority population of “federally recognized” “Native-Hawaiian-Americans” within the fake federal “State of Hawai`i” and all completely subjected under US laws.

The key to changing the perception is persistence and consistency. Being present and constantly using every opportunity to speak, file and refile petitions, complaints and interventions to make our point; tell our story to anyone who will listen and even those who may not want to listen…and being pleasant and diplomatic…eventually it gets through.

We have approached and engaged many different mechanisms at the UN that might be able to help. In particular, we have concentrated on several human rights bodies based in Geneva as well as a couple of General Assembly committees in New York.

The breakthrough we recently had was in the Human Rights Council.

The Universal Periodic Review -
Every few years, on a rotational basis, each member State (country) of the United Nations has its human rights “record” reviewed by the United Nations Human Rights Council based in Geneva. This process is called the Universal Periodic Review. Last week it was the United States' turn. The way it works, is that months before the review, the country submits its report of how they are doing internally on a wide range of human rights topics, self-analyzing their strengths and weaknesses. The other member states (countries) examine the report and formulate their questions and/or recommendations to make to the US.

On May 11, 2015 a formal meeting was convened in the main salon at the Palais des Nations, the UN headquarters in Geneva. There, the delegation from the US made its oral presentation for about an hour, then the member states that signed up to speak have an opportunity to give their observations, questions and recommendations through what is called “interventions.” Only member states can participate in making written and oral interventions at a UPR. There were over 120 States signed up to give oral interventions. They were only given 1 minute each, so it took well over two hours to get through all the speakers. 

Most of the interventions have a few seconds of platitudes (congratulating the US, etc.) then they list a number of concerns. As you can guess, a lot of them have concerns.

At the Universal Periodic Review of the United States, only member countries of the UN (called "member States”) can make remarks or ask questions. Outsiders like us who are not member States, have to find a member State to ask a question for us. That’s how it works.

Representatives from the people of Alaska and Hawai`i teamed up about 10 years ago to assert our independence. One of the key elements of the partnership is to have the UN question the US claim that Alaska and Hawai`i are "federal states" of the US.

While there are many UN member States sympathetic to our pursuit, for ten years, none has been willing to stick its neck out to mention the irregularities regarding Alaska and Hawai`i. It was safer to not disturb the dragon.

But we persisted in attending dozens of meetings at the UN in Geneva and New York to press our case. Over the years, things have shifted in our favor.

On Monday, May 11, 2015, at the US UPR, Pakistan broke the ice by posing a request to the US pertaining to us. There! A member State of the UN actually said it indirectly but clearly, suggesting that Alaska and Hawai`i are situations that come under international law, not US domestic law…and more specifically, our cases require the attention of the UN Decolonization Committee.

In the subdued, understated, circumspect, innuendoed world of diplomacy, Pakistan’s query was like the fable where the boy blurts out, “But the emperor has no clothes!” Everyone could see it, but no one wanted to say it.
 

Until now.

Tomorrow - The Alaska - Hawai`i Press Statement

Thursday, May 21, 2015

TELL THE US DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR "NO!" TO ANY PROPOSED RULE CHANGES TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT


























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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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How Is It Possible That After Overwhelming Opposition Last Summer, The US Dept. Of Interior Is Now Proposing Rule Changes That Could Create A US Hawaiian Tribe?

Whoʻs Been Feverishly Working Behind The Scenes To Make This Happen?

Why Do These Rule Changes Specifically Mention Swapping Hawaiian Crown Lands?

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

HAS THE ILLEGAL US OCCUPATION OF HAWAI`I WORKED?

When will it all end? Hawai`i's mountains are not for sale to the highest bidder! 

Our most sacred mountain tops are getting covered with man made structures that are tearing up the very fabric of life here in Hawai`i.

Under our seas we have monster military ships killing everything in site with their sonar. On the mountain tops we have giant microwave towers sending out deadly transmissions world wide. Now lets add more metal, glass and electronics to the mix just to make sure everything is dead!

Everyone wants Hawai`i for it strategic location in the Pacific. They all want to use Hawai`i for their own personal gain totally forgetting that Hawai`i is alive and has its own flowing energy, once respected in times past. Mana flows through the land and sea in Hawai`i much like your blood flows through your body.

Try strapping metal pans to your head, a chainsaw to your leg, a computer to your back and then go sit in the microwave oven for six months on high and see if you live!

Covering our mountains with electronics and metal will alter the natural bio rhythm of Hawai`i and cause all of us to get sick. It is already happening. Just look what is happening to our coral reefs! Corals need a balanced bio energy to grow. This energy must be in harmony with the energy flowing from the mountains and running off into the sea with the rain. Cover the mountains with electronics, glass and metal and you break this energy flow, killing the corals and marine life.

University of Hawai`i wants to study the universe, the Military wants to blow up North Korea with microwaves and Monsanto wants to alter the weather in China and starve their people, and they all want to run their operations from Hawai`i with no regard for the health of the land, its people and living creatures that were on this island chain way before UH and the US military were even invented!

We need to scrub our mountains clean from ALL electronics, metal, plastic and other man made junk if we intend to have any kind of healthy environment for our children to live in down the road.

Why is this so hard for modern day humans to understand?

Monday, May 18, 2015

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

HIDDEN BUT NO LONGER FORBIDDEN ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"

 
"The Art Of Lua - A Visit With Ramsay Taum“   

While lua has been around for centuries, few have heard about this Hawaiian martial art or even seen it. Practiced only by high chiefs and bodyguards of ali’i in ancient times, it remained hidden until recently. We met with lua master Ramsay Taum to explain to us why itʻs known as the art of breaking bones. Donʻt miss our amazing visit with Ramsay as he not only dispels the rumors surrounding it, but reveals why lua has been one of Hawai`iʻs best kept secrets - Watch It Here

MONDAY, May 18th At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 53 
MONDAY, May 18th At 7:00 PM & FRIDAY, May 22nd At 5:30 PMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53  
TUESDAY, May 19th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, May 21st At 7:30  & SATURDAY, May 23rd At 8:00 PM - Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52
SATURDAY, May 23rd At 5:30 PM O`ahu - `Olelo, Channel 53


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Saturday, May 16, 2015

WILL YOU LET THE DANNERS, THE CNHA & THE SCHHA SPEAK FOR YOU?

By Melissa Moniz

Educate yourself.

The US Department of Interior (DOI) is seeking comments on proposed US federal rules that seek to clarify how we review LAND EXCHANGES involving Hawaiian home lands and AMENDMENTS to the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act proposed by the State of Hawai`i.

Robin DANNER/CNHA/SCHAA have been working with DOI for three years on these proposed US federal rules without our informed consent.

In other words, she has been REPRESENTING and SPEAKING on our behalf at the DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR without our knowledge or permission.

DANNERS dealings with ALASKA, questionable dealings with Anthony BAUBATA, quest for lands for RENEWABLE ENERGY projects and her position on the ROLL COMMISSION/ KANAIOLOWALU are all red flags.

Her recent quest to be the CONSORTIUM consisting of CNHA/SCHAA/AHHC, to receive the monies for the CONCON, 2.8 Million, should raise red flags.

THREE YEARS of SECRET MEETINGS

Were you aware of these meetings?

Did your give ROBIN DANNER permission to speak for you and your generations to come at these meetings?

Have you ever received any minutes of these meetings , stating when, where, what was discussed, what decisions were made?

COMMENTS could be made on the DOI link by the State of Hawai`i, Hawaiians and the public since May 12, 2015.

NOTE that it also states they also are accepting comments prior to that date. HUH?

WHO had the privilege to submit comments before the beneficiaries of the DHHL and Ceded Lands?

Up to you if you are going to allow the DANNERS/ CNHA/SCHAA represent and speak for you and your generations to come.

You have till July 7th to say. NO! here - http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=DOI-2014-0002-0005

Friday, May 15, 2015

OHA CEO KAMANA`O CRABBE REPLIES
Danner/Schatz Influence On DOI Revealed 

Aloha Melissa,

The fact is that I came to DC to attend the white house initiative for Asian Americans Native Hawaiians & Pacific Islanders in addition to other business related to OHA programs.

I will not be attending the roundtable discussion on Native Hawaiian education b/c I will be returning home in the morning. I am not aware any OHA sraff will be in attendance but if any would they would be from our DC bureau for purely understanding the issue & monitoring what DOI will do. OHA had no input in the organization of the roundtable & the subject matter although it was a matter we have worked on for the past 3 yrs..

I do not believe that it will discuss the rule making b/c the purpose of the roundtable was to share Native Hawaiian efforts re a waiver for NH language students related to testing. However I could be wrong since I was not informed by anyone while up here what was going to take place at the roundtable discussion.

I know Robin put out a press release re the roundtable yesterday but I do not know what will be discussed. I am also aware that other sources have confirmed that Robin worked w/Sen Schatz to influence DOI to release the administrative rules.

Our Public Policy staff will be analyzing the rules & implications for DHHL homesteaders. I am not aware of any strategy or plan by Robin to influence DOI re federal recognition.

I actually agree w/your concern that individuals are representing themselves on behalf of the big NH & the small nhs w/out any real authority. I spoke w/DHHL Director Jobie Masagatani on the matter. There will be a 60 day period to suit comments but I do not have that info on hand. We likely will put out a release on how & who to submit your comments to.

O wau iho no,

Kamana'opono


Thursday, May 14, 2015

ROBIN DANNER IN WASHINGTON, DC 
"I SPEAK FOR HAWAIIANS"

Aloha CEO Crabbe and Trustees,

It was brought to my attention that tomorrow, May 15th, in Washington DC, Robin Danner will be presenting a Native Hawaiian Education Round table with Federal Officials and Hawaiian educators.

You have asked me in past emails, Kamana'o, to not deal with rumors and to deal with hard facts in so many words. Thus I am writing to clarify a rumor. I was told that you and some of your staff will be attending this meeting. I was told that you were not attending as an OHA official but as an educator.

If you and your staff are not attending as OHA officials, who is funding your trip to Washington DC ?

This meeting is going to deal with the DOI announcement of proposing rules for public comment that seek to clarify the process it undertakes to review land exchanges involving Hawaiian home lands and amendments to the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act proposed by the State of Hawaii.

Robin Danner will be advocating federal policies that will supposedly advance the rights of our people. She claims she has been doing this for two to three years. She's been doing this way before then, she is only claiming the period she has been having problems with Jobie. I think she is doing this in efforts to divert us from remembering her Nation Building efforts with the DHHL lands.

I find it very disturbing that without informing the small "n" Hawaiians or the big "N" Hawaiians, Robin Danner and others have taken upon themselves to be our VOICE, without our prior informed consent.

We the beneficiaries of both the DHHL Lands and Ceded Lands Trust which are both covered in HHA of 1920 should receive a report on this meeting and any other meeting that discusses that which is ours by Congressional action and by laws that were passed to protect our rights to the 'aina.

As there is NO TRANSPARENCY, in that these so called meeting have not been publicly announced, nor community meetings were held with BENEFICIARIES of the DHHL lands and Ceded Land Trust, and that we are not given any kind of report of what took place at prior held meetings that Ms. Danner had held with DOI, I am left to speculate that things are being done without our BEST INTERESTS as PRIORITY.

FACT or FICTION?

Please respond.

He Hawaii Au Mau a Mau,

Melissa L. Moniz
BENEFICIARY OF DHHL and CEDED LANDS


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Monday, May 11, 2015

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

MEALS THAT APPEAL ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"

 
"Island Salads - A Visit With Sabrina Keliikipi“   

Itʻs not often that someone plans on being a hairdresser and ends up opening a restaurant. But thatʻs what happened to Sabrina Keliikipi, who lives on O`ahuʻs west side when she noticed people there were not eating healthy - starting with herself. As a native Hawaiian restaurant owner, she not only serves fresh organic foods, but buys ingredients from local farms right around her. Join us in our visit with Sabrina as she tells us how it all started and shows us why Islands Salads really is healthy living - Watch It Here

MONDAY, May 11th At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 53 
MONDAY, May 11 At 7:00 PM & FRIDAY, May 15th At 5:30 PMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53  
TUESDAY, May 12th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, May 14th At 7:30  & SATURDAY, May 16th At 8:00 PM - Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52

Sneak Peek! -


"The Art Of Lua - A Visit With Ramsay Taum" 

While lua has been around for centuries, few have heard about this Hawaiian martial art or even seen it. Practiced only by high chiefs and bodyguards of ali’i in ancient times, it remained hidden until recently. We met with lua master Ramsay Taum to explain to us why itʻs known as the art of breaking bones. Donʻt miss our amazing visit with Ramsay as he not only dispels the rumors surrounding it, but reveals why lua has been one of Hawai`iʻs best kept secrets - Watch It Here

FRIDAY, May 15th 8:00 PM & SATURDAY, May 16th  At 5:30 PM O`ahu - `Olelo, Channel 53

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Friday, May 08, 2015

GROUP SEEKS END TO US OCCUPATION OF ALASKA & HAWAI`I

A human rights group speaking in the name of indigenous populations of Alaska and Hawai`i seek UN intervention to organize self-determination referenda in the US states, saying Washington has illegally occupied it since 1959.
 
The group is to raise the issue during next week’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, reports TASS.

Both territories were listed in 1946 as Non Self-Governing Territories under article 73 of the UN Charter. 

The status theoretically subjected Alaska and Hawai`i to decolonization. In both, referenda were held over whether they would become fully-fledged states of the USA, which both did in 1959.

Critics of the transition, including the Alaska-Hawai`i Alliance for Self-Determination, accuse the US federal government of failing to hold the ballots properly, which they say should have involved offering and explaining to the people the option for becoming an independent state rather than part of the US.

The group wants the UN to pressure the US over what they call a violation of UN charter and international law. It accuses Washington of mistreating indigenous peoples of Alaska and Hawai`i living under what it calls American ‘occupation’.

“Our culture is being suppressed. But US actions target not only our culture, but also world peace, because it has a military base in Pearl Harbor,” said Leon Siu, a representative for Hawai`i in the alliance.  

“They pollute our land and water during exercises. People get sick because of it. It’s an affront to our land and our people. We don’t want to be part of a war machine.”

Ronald Barnes of Alaska said the US “is mismanaging the property they have no right for.

“They take our land and mine mineral resources in large amounts damaging our 
environment,” he said.

Barnes told TASS that the group would seek assistance from Russia for their cause.

“It will be 150 years since the sale of Alaska by Russia to the US in 2017. If we could work with the Russians to present the historical truth and reject the distorted concepts about Alaska and our peoples, I believe it could be a good way to amend the situation,” he said.

He said Alaska could become a neutral independent state between Russia and the West.

The group has been active since at least 2010, although its members have long records of fighting for the rights of native peoples of Alaska and Hawai`i. Activists from the two states banded together earlier under other names. For instance in 2006 they acted as Indigenous World Association, to get UN support for their cause.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

IN MEMORIAM -
KOANI FOUNDATION DIRECTOR KAI`OPUA FYFE DIES

































Kai`opua Fyfe served continuously until his death as a director of the Kaua`i based Koani Foundation since being appointed by Founder John ‘Butch” Kekahu III prior to Butchʻs own passing in late 2001.

As a descendant of Hawaiian ancestors who signed the Ku`e petitions, he was a strong proponent of a Free Hawai`i and an end to the illegal occupation of Hawai`i by the US.

On behalf of the Koani Foundation, Kai`opua focused on the international arena promoting awareness, and building support for resolution of a broad range of Hawai`i issues: in Bonn, Germany, at the 9th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity; in Geneva, Switzerland, before the Human Rights Council, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the Human Rights Committee, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Working Groups on Indigenous Populations and Expert Mechanism, the Human Rights Sub-Commission; and participated with the UN Institute for Training and Research on Conflict Prevention and Peace-Building.

Kai`opua was active for many years at the annual UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York City, and partnered these opportunities with informational expeditions to Capitol Hill.  In Brisbane, Australia, he served as the Human Rights Rapporteur for the UNPFII 2nd Pacific Consultation and, in Aotearoa, attended UN hearings on violations of Maori Foreshore and Seabed Rights.

He participated in Aloha Marches in California and Massachusetts, and was also co-host of Voices Of Truth, One-On-One With Hawai`i’s Future, the Koani Foundation’s award-winning weekly television show.

Kai’opua was a Charter Member of the Native Hawaiian Education Council, having served on the Executive Board, and as Chair of the Kaua`i / Ni`ihau Island Council.  In this capacity, he participated in World Indigenous Peoples Conferences on Education in Aotearoa-New Zealand; Calgary, Canada; and Hilo, Hawai`i; and at National Indian Education Association conferences in Indian Country.

Kai’opua was also a past President of his extended `Ohana and former Chair of its Kona Heritage Committee, dedicated to the protection and perpetuation of cultural sites and traditional protocol.  Both of his maternal great-grand mothers, and numerous other relatives of their era, signed the Ku`e Anti-annexation Petitions of 1897.  His grandfather and mother served in the territorial legislature.

In the Hawai’i State Legislature Kai`opua served as clerk of the Senate Hawaiian Affairs Committee.  He was the elected Lihu`e, Kaua`i Delegate to the `Aha Hawai`i `Oiwi, the Native Hawaiian Convention.  He was a student, trainer and facilitator of strategic planning and collaborative leadership for Native Hawaiian community-based development.

He returned full time to Hawai`i in 1986 and lived in Lihu`e.

He will be sorely missed.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

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Why Would The OHA Trustees Vote To Remain Neutral About The New Mauna Kea Telescope When Most Everyoneʻs Opposed?

Are They Just Playing It Safe Or Is There Something More To It?

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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

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Monday, May 04, 2015

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Sunday, May 03, 2015

EATING RIGHTʻS A HEALTHY DELIGHT ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"

 
"Island Salads - A Visit With Sabrina Keliikipi“   

Itʻs not often that someone plans on being a hairdresser and ends up opening a restaurant. But thatʻs what happened to Sabrina Keliikipi, who lives on O`ahuʻs west side when she noticed people there were not eating healthy - starting with herself. As a native Hawaiian restaurant owner, she not only serves fresh organic foods, but buys ingredients from local farms right around her. Join us in our visit with Sabrina as she tells us how it all started and shows us why Islands Salads really is healthy living - Watch It Here

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Saturday, May 02, 2015


INDIGENOUS RAPA NUI SHUT DOWN EASTER ISLANDʻS TOURIST SITES

Traditional Leaders Assert Authority Over Chilean Administered Park


 



















On March 26, Rapa Nui leaders coordinated by Parlamento Rapa Nui, a hua‘ai (extended family) based indigenous political organization led by democratically elected President Leviante Araki, shut down the Chilean administered national park of Easter Island. 

Between March 26 and March 29 access to the major "tourist sites" such as Rano Raraku (the place the world famous moai statues were carved) and Ranu Kau (home of the "bird-man" ceremonies and petroglyphs) were closed to the public and reclassified as "patrimonial territory" and "ancestral property" of Te Hau Rapa Nui (the Rapa Nui Nation). 

The major access roads to the park were blocked by felled trees and Rapa Nui leaders. 
In response to the arrival of state riot police and dialogues with Chilean government authorities, limited access to the "park" resumed on March 29 coordinated through Parlamento Rapa Nui offices centralized in the main town of Hanga Roa. 

On Wednesday, April 1st, access increased and road blocks were reduced to three located at Rano Kau, Vai Tea (central), and Hua Reva (south coast). 

Tourists were granted access after registering with the Parlamento Rapa Nui central office or on site patrimonial territory coordinators; however, guides and tour operators not of Rapa Nui descent or with no marital ties to Rapa Nui, were denied access. 

On Monday, April 6, the remaining road blocks were removed, but access remains coordinated by Parlamento Rapa Nui.