Friday, December 03, 2021

TIMOTEO HA`ALILIO - HAWAIIAN KINGDOM PATRIOT

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Because of the brave and tireless work of Hawaiian Kingdom statesman Timoteo Ha`lilo, on November 28, 1843 France and Great Britain formally recognized the Sandwich Islands (the Hawaiian Kingdom) as a sovereign, independent nation-state.

After this great victory for his country and on the way back home by ship Timothy Haʻalilio died at sea on this day, December 3 in 1844 from tuberculosis. He was only 36 years old.

Thursday, December 02, 2021

SCIENCE SHOULD HONOR THE ANSWER - "NO!" 

   
 

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

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"FED WRECKʻS BACK & GUESS WHOʻS PUSHING IT?"

 

Federal Recognition Is Rearing Itʻs Ugly Head Again.

Thatʻs Because Of One Specific Person.

But Wait, Because Thereʻs An Unexpected Turn Of Events.

Watch This To See What It Is & Why Thereʻs A Happy Ending.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

DONʻT MISS THIS THURSDAY NIGHT IN WAI`ANAE



Monday, November 29, 2021

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Sunday, November 28, 2021

CIVIL WAR HAWAIIANS ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"

"Civil War Hawaiians - A Visit With Nanette Napoleon"

“What?!! Hawaiians in the US Civil War?” Thatʻs what Nanette Napoleon exclaimed when she got the surprise of her life one day while doing research in the library. Her accidental discovery revealed a fascinating and long forgotten chapter in one of the most pivotal events in US history that had never been told or known until now. Donʻt miss our amazing visit with Nanette at O`ahu Cemetery as she walks us through the part Hawaiians played in helping the North win the Civil War - Watch It Here

SUNDAY, November 28th At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 54

MONDAY, November 29th At 6:30 PM & WEDNESDAY, December 1st 8:00 AM - Hawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53
TUESDAY, November 30th At 9:30 AM & THURSDAY, December 2nd At 1:00 PM Hawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 54

TUESDAY, November 30th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, December 2nd At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, December 4th At 5:30 PM Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52 

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

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Saturday, November 27, 2021

KE AUPUNI UPDATE - NOVEMBER 2021




 


 

 

Hau‘oli Lā Kū‘oko‘a iā kākou – Happy Independence Day to All
178 Years of Independence


In 1842, King Kamehameha III, the young ruler of the Hawaiian Islands, sent a delegation of three men to the other side of the world on a mission: to secure assurances from the three major world powers at the time — the United Kingdom, the Kingdom of France and the United States of America —that they would respect and protect the sovereignty of the Kingdom of the Hawaiian Islands as an independent state.

The mission succeeded… On November 28, 1843, at the Court of London, representatives of the British and French Governments signed the Anglo-Franco Proclamation, that formally recognized the Sandwich Islands (the Kingdom of the Hawaiian Islands) as a sovereign, independent nation-state, making the Hawaiian Kingdom the first non-white country to be accepted as an equal into the euro-centric Family of Nations… It also kept the Hawaiian Islands from falling victim to colonialism which was running rampant in the Pacific at the time.

The Anglo-Franco Proclamation was followed by treaties with 40 or so other countries (including several with the USA). These treaties fortified the Hawaiian Kingdom’s standing as a sovereign nation and Hawaii developed into a highly active, innovative, progressive country with over 130 diplomatic posts in cities around the world.

King Kamehameha III declared that henceforth in the Kingdom, November 28 would be a National Holiday to be celebrated as Lā Kūʻokoʻa, Independence Day.

This is the 178th anniversary of that historic event. Hulo! Hulo!

Lā Kūʻokoʻa, is this solid foundation upon which we are reactivating and building the Hawaiian Kingdom today.

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Malama Pono,
Leon Siu
Hawaiian National


 

Friday, November 26, 2021

DONʻT MISS IT - BE THERE THIS SUNDAY



Thursday, November 25, 2021

WILL YOU DO THIS AROUND YOUR DINNER TABLE TODAY?


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Leon Siu - Hawaiian National

Celebrating La Ku'oko'a – Independence Day

 
On November 28, 1843 (178 years ago) France and Great Britain formally recognized the Sandwich Islands (the Hawaiian Kingdom) as a sovereign, independent nation-state. King Kamehameha III declared the date a national holiday and La Ku`oko`a became the most celebrated holiday in the Kingdom for over 50 years!

That is, until 1895 when the Republic of Hawai`i, the insurgency that displaced the Queen and the Hawaiian Kingdom, ordered the American Thanksgiving Day holiday to be celebrated instead of La Lu`oko`a. It so happened that year, the American Thanksgiving Day fell on November 28.

During the period of American domination, the Hawaiian Kingdom high holiday of La Ku`oko`a was overshadowed and lost to memory - until about 28 years ago when Kekuni Blaisdell and other patriots revived the observance of La Ku`oko`a and La Ho`iho`i Ea. Ever since, these holidays have been increasingly celebrated with events in several communities throughout our nation.

But let's see if we can turn this 178th anniversary into an opportunity to spread awareness of the significance of La  Ku`oko`a where it really counts… our friends and families..

What if we each took a few minutes at our Thanksgiving dinners to share with our families and friends about the significance of Hawai`i's Independence Day and to say how thankful we are that our country was recognized as a sovereign nation; a nation that is reawakening! In one day we would effectively reach thousands more of our 'ohana in the intimacy of our homes with the story of Hawai`i's Independence Day…more than we would have at a big public rally. When we tell our country's story, we affirm the narrative; it becomes more personal; it becomes our story… and the awakening spreads.

Below is a flyer about La Ku`oko`a that you can print out and use to share with your`'ohana.


 

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

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"WHOʻS TIMOTEO HA`ALILIO? & WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?"

 

Donʻt Know Who Timoteo Ha`alilio was?

How About William Richards?

Would You Believe Two Important Hawaiian Kingdom Patriots?

Watch This To Discover What They Did That Changed History.

Then Share This Video Today With Your Family & Everyone You Know.

 

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

BE THERE THIS SATURDAY IN LAHAINA, MAUI


Monday, November 22, 2021

WILL YOU DO THIS AROUND YOUR DINNER TABLE THIS THURSDAY?


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Leon Siu - Hawaiian National

Celebrating La Ku'oko'a – Independence Day

 
On November 28, 1843 (178 years ago) France and Great Britain formally recognized the Sandwich Islands (the Hawaiian Kingdom) as a sovereign, independent nation-state. King Kamehameha III declared the date a national holiday and La Ku`oko`a became the most celebrated holiday in the Kingdom for over 50 years!

That is, until 1895 when the Republic of Hawai`i, the insurgency that displaced the Queen and the Hawaiian Kingdom, ordered the American Thanksgiving Day holiday to be celebrated instead of La Lu`oko`a. It so happened that year, the American Thanksgiving Day fell on November 28.

During the period of American domination, the Hawaiian Kingdom high holiday of La Ku`oko`a was overshadowed and lost to memory - until about 28 years ago when Kekuni Blaisdell and other patriots revived the observance of La Ku`oko`a and La Ho`iho`i Ea. Ever since, these holidays have been increasingly celebrated with events in several communities throughout our nation.

But let's see if we can turn this 178th anniversary into an opportunity to spread awareness of the significance of La  Ku`oko`a where it really counts… our friends and families..

What if we each took a few minutes at our Thanksgiving dinners to share with our families and friends about the significance of Hawai`i's Independence Day and to say how thankful we are that our country was recognized as a sovereign nation; a nation that is reawakening! In one day we would effectively reach thousands more of our 'ohana in the intimacy of our homes with the story of Hawai`i's Independence Day…more than we would have at a big public rally. When we tell our country's story, we affirm the narrative; it becomes more personal; it becomes our story… and the awakening spreads.

Below is a flyer about La Ku`oko`a that you can print out and use to share with your`'ohana.


 

Sunday, November 21, 2021

REMEMBERING HANALE HOPFE ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"

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

A lifelong resident of Wai`anae on the west side of O`ahu, the late Hanale Hopfe knew the area and its history well. He also knew 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 todays - Watch It Here

SUNDAY, November 21st At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 54

MONDAY, November 22nd At 6:30 PM & WEDNESDAY, November 24th 8:00 AM - Hawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53
TUESDAY, November 23rd At 9:30 AM & THURSDAY, November 25th At 1:00 PM Hawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 54

TUESDAY, November 23rd At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, November 25th At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, November 27th At 5:30 PM Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52 

SATURDAY, November 27th  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, November 20, 2021

DONʻT MISS IT ONE WEEK FROM TOMORROW



Friday, November 19, 2021

DONʻT MISS THIS ONE WEEK FROM TOMORROW ON MAUI


Thursday, November 18, 2021

`ĀINA KUPUNA BILL - SAVING HAWAIIAN ANCESTRAL LANDS



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hawai`i Public Radio - November 8, 2021 - By Ku`uwehi Hiraishi

Landmark legislation to provide tax relief to families struggling to hold onto their ancestral lands on Maui passed a major hurdle Friday.

The ‘Āina Kupuna Bill would allow descendants who have held onto their family property for the past 80 years to qualify for the minimum property tax rate.

Some long-time Maui landowners say massive growth in tourism infrastructure and the increase in luxury homes have pushed property taxes into the stratosphere. In order to make ends meet, some rent out their land for weddings. Others sold off parts of their properties.

Maui County Councilwoman Tasha Kama says the ‘Āina Kupuna Bill is a gamechanger, especially for the indigenous people of the islands.

"For a long, long time Native Hawaiians, we've always heard the term that we are land rich and money poor. This bill actually allows the opportunity for them to equalize that playing field being land rich and money rich too," Kama said.

The Maui County Council unanimously passed the ʻĀina Kupuna Bill on first reading Friday, Nov. 5.

The measure would add a section to the Maui County tax code creating a land dedication option for ʻāina kupuna or ancestral lands. These are lands held by a family for at least the past 80 years.

Councilwoman Keani Rawlins-Fernandez says the county already has an agricultural land dedication option as well as property tax exemptions for homeowners and long-time rentals.

"And so we’ve encouraged these types of activities. These properties that we’re helping that would qualify for ‘āina kupuna dedication have not been able to take advantage of the tax relief options that our counties offer," Rawlins-Fernandez said

Rawlins-Fernandez introduced the ʻĀina Kupuna Bill after hearing concerns from long-time Makena families worried about being forced off of their land because they canʻt afford the property taxes. Some of these families have lived on their land since the late 1800s.

"This is one way to close the gap to help those that have fallen through the cracks," she said.

Under the measure, families would dedicate their land for 10 years for a specific purpose and agree not to sell it. In exchange, the county would levy the minimum property tax, which is currently $350 a year.

Maui County Council Chairwoman Alice Lee calls the measure “historic.”

"It seems like my purpose on Earth is to come back every 30 years to take part in landmark legislation," Lee said. "The first time in the 1990s, I introduced a bill that would allow taro farmers to consolidate their parcels and allow them to pay their property taxes once instead of multiple times. And now again we have the opportunity to take part in landmark legislation that is badly needed for our people."

The ʻĀina Kupuna Bill will go before the Maui County Council for a second and final reading. In the meantime, Maui County’s Real Property Tax Division is collecting information from families interested in applying.

Interested property owners should email the division at rpa@co.maui.hi.us to request to be placed on the ʻāina kupuna application mailing list. The email should include the applicant name, tax map key (TMK) and a mailing address.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

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"HOW IS MAUI SAVING HAWAIIAN LANDS?"

 

Hawaiian Families Have Been Losing Their Ancestral Lands.

`Aina That Many Family Generations Have Lived On For Centuries.

Now Maui Has A Plan To Keep Hawaiians On Those Lands.

Watch This To Discover Exactly How It Will Work.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

THE REAL DEAL



Monday, November 15, 2021

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Sunday, November 14, 2021

ANCIENT WAYS FOR MODERN TIMES ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"

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

A lifelong resident of Wai`anae on the west side of O`ahu, the late Hanale Hopfe knew the area and its history well. He also knew 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 todays - Watch It Here

SUNDAY, November 14th At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 54

MONDAY, November 15th At 6:30 PM & WEDNESDAY, November 17th 8:00 AM - Hawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53
TUESDAY, November 16th At 9:30 AM & THURSDAY, November 18th At 1:00 PM Hawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 54

TUESDAY, November 16th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, November 18th At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, November 20th At 5:30 PM Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52 

FRIDAY, November 19th At 8:00 PM & SATURDAY, November 20th  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.