Friday, February 23, 2024

FREE HAWAI`I NEWS SHORT



IS THIS THE FUTURE OF TOURISM IN HAWAI`I? - FreeHawaiiNews.com

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

FREE HAWAI`I TV
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"MAUI FIRE SURVIVORS - HOW BAD IS IT?"

 

Itʻs Just Over Six Months Since The Maui Fire.

How Are Maui Survivors Doing?

Theyʻre Still Waiting, Thatʻs How - But For What?

Watch This To See The Sad Numbers In A New Report & Find Out.
 

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

COME MAKE WAVES WITH US


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday, February 19, 2024

FREE HAWAI`I NEWS SHORT


 

KUMU HINAʻS MANA`O - FreeHawaiiNews.com 

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Sunday, February 18, 2024

LEAVING A LEGACY ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"

"Leaving A Legacy - A Visit With Kim Ku`ulei Birnie" 

Kim Ku`ulei Birnieʻs family history goes back an amazing eighty generations in Hawai`i. So naturally many of her ancestors played important roles in Hawai`iʻs past. It should come as no surprise therefore that Kim herself is no different, focusing on the health of todayʻs Hawaiians. Join us in our fascinating visit with Kim in beautiful Manoa Valley as she explains why her past as well as her present work is dedicated to a legacy of helping Hawaiians thrive - Watch It Here

 

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 airs throughout Hawai`i on all islands and reaches over 24 million households across the US and throughout the world. Check your local cable TV listings.

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Saturday, February 17, 2024

HELP STOP THE HONOKEA WAVE POOL





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Thursday, February 15, 2024

FREE HAWAI`I TV
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"SECRET SURF POOL SCHEME REVEALED"

 

Why Would Developers Build A Surf Pool Up The Street From World-Class Ocean Surf?

Who Would Be Crazy Enough To Spend Millions To Do That?

Hang On, Because Their Surf Pool Scheme Has Now Been Revealed.

Watch This To Discover What Their Hidden Agenda Has Been All Along.
 

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

NO LOVE LOST



Tuesday, February 13, 2024

KE AUPUNI UPDATE - FEBRUARY 2024


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Many Hawaiians Are There?

In September (2023) several news outlets reported a story that said, according to the United States 2020 Census, for the first time ever, more native Hawaiians live in the continental U.S. than here in the Hawaiian Islands. The stories said, of the, 680,442 Native Hawaiians counted in the census, 47 percent live in Hawaiʻi, while 53 percent resided on the US continent. It was not a surprise, we saw it coming.

Years of increasing cost of living driven by displacement, commercial development, land speculation, low paying jobs and social tensions has driven away many Hawaiians, especially “native Hawaiians” from their homeland. The exodus has been prevalent among young adults starting out in life, with grim prospects of a future in Hawaii, for a decent job or affording a home to start a family. This is a tragic situation.

But the diaspora is worse than we thought. Hawaii has become so American-minded that we blindly think the number, 680,442 refers to all the native Hawaiians on the planet, when it only represents those who reside in Hawaii and the U.S. What about all those native Hawaiians who live elsewhere in the world? How many are in Europe, Asia, Africa, North, Central and South America? Australia and Oceania? I can’t find any stats on them, and perhaps, none exists. Has anyone counted them? Has anyone reached out to them?

And thatʻs not all. What about those who are not ethnically Hawaiians (not “native Hawaiians”) but Hawaiians by birth, by hānai (adoption), by family ties generations long, and by their Aloha ʻĀina, love of the land? When we talk about Lāhui, we are talking about all those who identify as Hawaiians, regardless of their ethnic, cultural or political background.

Surely there are many thousands of Hawaiians spread out in the rest of the world — but no one seems to have counted them! ... not the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Kamehameha Schools, the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, the State of Hawaii, and not the United States Census Bureau. This means the Hawaiians who live in places other than Hawaii and the U.S. statistically don’t exist! But we know they are there, and that Hawaii is their homeland. 

That means not only are there way more native Hawaiians in the world than the population stats tell us, it also means, when we include all the other Hawaiians — those who carry Hawaiʻi in their hearts — our Lāhui (our nation of Aloha) and our future is way bigger and deeper than we had imagined.
 

“Love of country is deep-seated in the breast of every Hawaiian, whatever his station.” — Queen Liliʻuokalani
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Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono. The sovereignty of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.

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For the latest news and developments about our progress at the United Nations in both New York and Geneva, tune in to Free Hawaii News at 
6 PM the first Friday of each month on ʻŌlelo Television, Channel 53. 

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"And remember, for the latest updates and information about the Hawaiian Kingdom check out the twice-a-month Ke Aupuni Updates published online on Facebook and other social media."

PLEASE KŌKUA…
Your kōkua, large or small, is vital to this effort...
To contribute, go to:
 

• GoFundMe – CAMPAIGN TO FREE HAWAII

• PayPal – use account email: info@HawaiianKingdom.net

• Other – To contribute in other ways (airline miles, travel vouchers, volunteer services, etc...) email us at: info@HawaiianKingdom.net 

All proceeds are used to help the cause. MAHALO!

Malama Pono,


Leon Siu


Hawaiian National

Monday, February 12, 2024

BECOME A FAN OF "VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`I'S FUTURE" ON FACEBOOK 

See Behind-The-Scenes Shots Of Our Shows



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday, February 11, 2024

HEALTHY HAWAIIANS FOR TODAY ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"

"Leaving A Legacy - A Visit With Kim Ku`ulei Birnie" 

Kim Ku`ulei Birnieʻs family history goes back an amazing eighty generations in Hawai`i. So naturally many of her ancestors played important roles in Hawai`iʻs past. It should come as no surprise therefore that Kim herself is no different, focusing on the health of todayʻs Hawaiians. Join us in our fascinating visit with Kim in beautiful Manoa Valley as she explains why her past as well as her present work is dedicated to a legacy of helping Hawaiians thrive - Watch It Here

 

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 airs throughout Hawai`i on all islands and reaches over 24 million households across the US and throughout the world. Check your local cable TV listings.

For news and issues that affect you, watch Free Hawai`i TV. 

And for news from a kanaka point of view, watch Free Hawaii News.

All 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, February 10, 2024

TOMORROW - LEARN HOW TO GET ACTION FROM POLITICIANS - 7 PM - 9 PM (HST)



Friday, February 09, 2024

WHO WANTS TO STEAL HAWAI`IʻS UNDERWATER TREASURES?

 

Want More? Watch The Full Episode Here - FreeHawaiiNews.com

Thursday, February 08, 2024

Wednesday, February 07, 2024

FREE HAWAI`I TV
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"WHATʻS NOT THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE?"

 

Theyʻre going To Keep Doing This Until You Stop Them.

They Think They Can Improve Mother Nature.

And Destroy Hawaiian Burials In The Process.

Watch This To See Why Their Plan Doesnʻt Hold Water.
 

Tuesday, February 06, 2024

KEEPING LAHAINA LANDS IN LAHAINA HANDS




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit - TinyURL.com/LahainaCommunityLandTrust

Monday, February 05, 2024

SURPRISE


 

Sunday, February 04, 2024

TRAINED TO BE LEADERS ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"

"Trained To Be Leaders - A Visit With Kapua Kirkland" 

It all began as an idea to take struggling students at O`ahuʻs Nanakuli High & Intermediate School to a local farm to inspire them to do better scholastically. Instead the students, guided by educator Kapua Kirkland created their own local water reclamation project that ultimately took them all the way to Hawai`iʻs legislature making a very public stand advocating for cleaner water for Nanakuliʻs farms. Did we also mention they were flown to Las Vegas to ask for and receive support from Hawaiian Civic Clubs? Donʻt miss our amazing visit with Kapua as she tells us the story of how an unsuspecting group of her students rose to the occasion in a remarkable transformation to become leaders in their own community - Watch It Here

 

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 airs throughout Hawai`i on all islands and reaches over 24 million households across the US and throughout the world. Check your local cable TV listings.

For news and issues that affect you, watch Free Hawai`i TV. 

And for news from a kanaka point of view, watch Free Hawaii News.

All 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, February 03, 2024

TOMORROW IN PEARL CITY


 

Friday, February 02, 2024

FEBRUARY FREE HAWAI`I NEWS - BREAKTHROUGH SOLUTION FOR HAWAI`IʻS TOURIST INDUSTRY

Plus Dangers Of Deep Sea Mining & Plans To Keep It Out Of Hawaiian Waters, How Hawaiians Were Fooled In The 1959 Statehood Vote & Our Popular “Kumu Hinaʻs Mana`o”

The February “Free Hawaii News” show airing tonight at 6 PM on `Olelo Television Channel 53 on O`ahu and online at FreeHawaiiNews.com reports on a new model of community-based tourism and the critical role Hawaiians will have in it.

“With more and more Hawaii residents being fed up with overtourism and Hawaiiʻs financial dependence on it, there is now a model of community-based tourism being suggested as a new way forward. The ʻRelationship Visitorsʻ industry is one that is relational in nature rather than transactional,” states Free Hawaii News co-host Leon Siu.

“Relational tourism involves visitors staying in the homes of Hawaiians and other residents rather than in hotels. It means visitors will get the opportunity to live with Hawaiian families, go work with them in their loi kalo or taro fields and other cultural activities as well as experience other real day-by-day events of Hawaiiʻs residents. Visitors who opt for this experience will go through pre-arrival training as well as a commitment to keep in contact with their local family hosts after they return back home.”

“While this new model of tourism would exist along side of conventional hotel-based vacations, the difference is that hotel-based tourists experience a fantasy of Hawaii concocted by US for-profit corporations, while relational visitors will experience the real Hawaii and its people.”

Our February show also reveals plans to mine waters surrounding Hawaii for deep sea minerals and the environmental dangers that poses.

“Deep sea mining is one of the biggest environmental threats to Hawaii that most of our residents are completely unaware of,” states Free Hawaii News co-host Hinaleimoana Wong. “Private foreign companies are quietly moving to legalize the use of giant undersea vacuums to extract minerals in Hawaiian waters which would result in billions of dollars in profits for them. Our seabeds are not for sale and never will be.”

Brought to you by the Koani Foundation, Free Hawaii News airs every month on `Ōlelo Television on O`ahu and on all neighbor islands. Check local listings for times.

Free Hawaii News presents Hawaiian or kanaka maoli perspectives on a broad range of topics and issues affecting the Hawaiian Islands, the Pacific and the world.

“Free Hawaii News” is online at FreeHawaiiNews.com, Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites.

Thursday, February 01, 2024

SEEN YESTERDAY ON FREE HAWAI`I TV




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lahaina Community Land Trust Seeks To ‘Keep Lahaina Lands In Lahaina Hands’

Maui Now - January 23, 2024

Details of a Lahaina Community Land Trust are now available as Lahaina residents seek to protect and/or reclaim lands after the Aug. 8 wildfire disaster. The model also seeks to enable the restoration of indigenous stewardship to certain lands.

“It was frightening to hear. We heard reports from other communities about investors coming in after a disaster and buying up parcels of land from families who were out of options and had nothing left to their name but their land,” said Tamara Paltin, founding president of Lahaina Community Land Trust.

Before the Aug. 8 fire had even been extinguished, many Lahaina residents worried about the long term fate of their town.  Pre-fire land prices – driven by investments, speculators, and off-island purchases – were already out of reach for most Lahaina residents.

“We were already seeing that happen even before the fire, and we were worried that the fire had the potential to make whole sections of Lahaina even more vulnerable to that kind of thing. We knew we had to act fast if we were going to organize against it,” said Paltin.

As the scope of the fire damage became clear, reports circulated of residents receiving unsolicited offers for their land from off-island investors, prompting a few Lahaina-rooted leaders to think ahead about how to protect Lahaina from disaster capitalism.

According to their website, “Community land trusts are nonprofits that buy and own land with the purpose of keeping it in community control, to be used as the community determines. The buildings and homes on the land can be owned by individual families but are tethered to the land trust by a lease with terms determined by the trust. This allows the CLT and its members to make sure that the property is protected forever, and that it is used for purposes that serve the community, whatever the community decides that is: housing, culture, agriculture, etc..”

Lahaina Community Land Trustʻs motto is clear: We hold space, not displace.

“Ultimately, we want Lahaina residents to hold on to their land through the clean-up and rebuild of our community.  We also know that as time goes on, some residents will have to make hard decisions, including to sell their land. And in those cases, we hope Lahaina Community Land Trust can offer an option, allowing them to sell their land in to the trust, to the community instead of an investor.  To sell in, not sell out,” explained Carolyn Auweloa, Lahaina Community Land Trust’s secretary.  

Hereʻs how it works: 

Governing and advisory boards of the trust will be filled by community members who represent Lahaina.

A property owner decides to sell their property.

The Lahaina Community Land Trust offers to purchase the property as an alternative to a purchase by profit-driven investors.

 

When the future of Lahaina becomes clearer, after clean-up, community input helps the trust decide the best use of purchased parcels; housing, cultural, community, recreational uses, etc. Itʻs all about empowering the community to guide the future use of these lands.   

Housing on lands owned by the trust can be built, purchased or leased at affordable rates to members of the community based on criteria determined by the trust. Prices are kept affordable because it doesnʻt include the price of the land. Owners can build equity on their home, but agree to sell the home at affordable prices.

“Every time a parcel of land in our community is sold to an off-island investor, our community loses that much more control of our future.  Before the fires, our neighborhoods and town centers have increasingly reflected the interests of folks who donʻt live here, driven by profit instead of the interests of people living and raising families here. By keeping those lands truly in Lahaina hands, we can empower the people of Lahaina to decide what they want their neighborhoods and town center to look like, and what kind of values they want to reflect in our community,” said Kapali Keahi, Treasurer of Lahaina Community Land Trust.

Lahaina Community Land Trustʻs founding board members are Lahaina-rooted leaders, who intend to build the foundation of the organization now, so when the basic needs of Lahaina residents are met, and they finally have the capacity to dream about their townʻs future, the trust will be ready to engage them.

“We are building the scaffolding and holding space for our fellow community members now, so we can have bigger, inclusive conversations when our impacted community members are ready,” suggested Mikey Burke, ally and advocate of the newly formed land trust.  

To learn more about the Lahaina Community Land Trust, donate, or sign up to volunteer, please go to: https://bit.ly/LahainaCommunityLandTrust

Inquiries can be made via email to lahainacommunitylandtrust@gmail.com