Monday, January 30, 2023

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Sunday, January 29, 2023

PROTECTING HAWAI`I FROM CLIMATE CHANGE ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"

"Planting Twenty Trees - A Visit With Camilo Mora"

Weʻve often wondered what global warming and rising sea levels mean for islands like Hawai`i in the middle of the Pacific. So we met up recently with University Of Hawai`i professor and climate change expert Dr. Camilo Mora and what he told us came as quite a surprise. He showed us in very real terms how Hawai`i will be impacted by rising sea levels, but also shared a very simple way for each of us to do our part in helping to solve it. Join us in our fascinating visit with Camilo as he explains how Hawai`i can lead the way in saving the worldʻs environment - Watch It Here

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Saturday, January 28, 2023

KE AUPUNI UPDATE - JANUARY 2023


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swaying the State Legislature...

Last year the State of Hawaii legislature took some actual steps toward correcting decades of neglect, malfeasance and abuse of the Hawaiian people. The biggest was the $600 million earmarked to boost the distribution of Hawaiian Home Lands. Another action was removing the University of Hawaii from management of Mauna Kea and appointing a new team that includes native Hawaiian protectors. Legislation was passed demanding the closure of the the U.S. Navyʻs fuel storage tanks at Kapūkakī (aka Red Hill)... reflecting the state’s new-found awareness that the U.S. military is not the benevolent friend it professes to be.

Then there were actions such as recognizing Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea as a historic holiday celebrating the Hawaiian Kingdom as a sovereign country; and changing the place-name of Captain Cook back to the original name, Kaʻawaloa. Though less dramatic, in many ways they are more significant, as they point to Hawaii as a sovereign nation.

The day after the 30th ʻOnipaʻa Peace March from Maunaʻala to ʻIolani Palace, was the opening day of the 2023 legislative session of the State of Hawaii. Based on the momentum from last year, and some newly elected Hawaiian legislators and in speaking with a number of senior legislators, it looks like the prospects for passing a resolution “recognizing Hawaiian nationals are a lawful people residing in the Hawaiian Islands” are improving.

With the help of friendly legislators we will be holding informational briefings with key senate and house leaders, the Hawaiian caucus members, the Hawaiian Affairs committees and legislators in general about the ongoing discrimination and abuse of Hawaiian nationals. In early march we will be submitting a resolution that will put an end to that discrimination. 

We are not asking the legislators to create a new protected group or to define what comprises a Hawaiian national, or who has legal power or jurisdiction in Hawaii. All we are asking them to do is acknowledge that Hawaiian nationals are ipso facto (by the fact itself, self-evident), that Hawaiian nationals exist and should not be treated as if we are illegal aliens.

This resolution confirming the fact that Hawaiian nationals are a lawful people, will put a stop to discriminatory treatment of Hawaiian nationals living in our homeland.

We will once again submit a resolution for the legislature to encourage the state Board of Education to change the name of McKinley High School back to Honolulu High School.

Support for changing the name is massive, including many Hawaiian organizations, the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) and the general public. Unfortunately, its being blocked by only a handful of politically well-connected alumni from the 60s and 70s, fiercely loyal to the McKinley name, no matter what kind of an evil person he was.

All around the US, edifices with the name McKinley have been removed. In 2014 Congress renamed “Mount McKinley” the highest mountain in North America to “Denali” the traditional Alaskan native name. In 2019 the town of Arcata, California removed the McKinley statue from the city center, because of his maltreatment of Native Americans, Chinese, Hawaiians and Filipinos.

The most critical stakeholder that we have not heard from in this controversy are current McKinley High School students... those whose diplomas, records and transcripts will forever show that they graduated from a school named after a despicable white supremacist, racist and father of American imperialism. If the students themselves were to speak up and demand the state Board of Education not condemn them to be stigmatized by the name McKinley, it would break the alumni block and the name would be changed immediately.

As we work with Kapu Aloha to change the understanding and attitudes of those who are in places of authority, let’s remind ourselves, our ʻohana and our friends, that we are the legacy — the evidence and heirs — of the living Hawaiian Kingdom... Ua Ola Ke Ea! Sovereignty Lives!
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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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Friday, January 27, 2023

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Tackling Hawai`i’s Affordable Housing Crisis By Targeting Non-Residents

HAWAII NEWS NOW - JANUARY 18, 2023

Day one of the new Hawaii State Legislature means fresh faces and innovative ideas.

One idea includes tackling Hawaii’s affordable housing crisis by going after non-residents.

“The problem that we’ve seen over the pandemic was the home prices went up $400,000,” said Minority Floor Leader Sen. Brenton Awa.

“There were a lot of people just paying cash, $100,000 on top of the next person’s offer, and so that’s what was driving these housing prices to go up so much,” Awa added.

According to a recent state report, 25% of homes were bought by out-of-state buyers from January to September 2022 — A significant increase from previous years.

The report also states more Canadians are buying more single-family homes and more people from Japan are buying more condominiums.

On the flipside, in several countries — like Canada — foreigners are not allowed to purchase homes.

Many people are wondering what can be done to accomplish the same goal in Hawaii.

One of Maui County Mayor Richard Bissen’s campaign promises was to create more housing for locals.

“To me, that’s so obvious. I mean, who else would you want to be advocating for?” Bissen said. “We should be advocating for our people who have been here for generations, who deserve to be here.”

However, it’s unconstitutional to reserve homes for Hawaii residents only.

“Wish the governor could just make it... boom...you gotta be born in Hawaii, or live here 20 years to buy,” Awa said.

“But it’s not that simple.”

Bissen said there is an obligation to do whatever they can within the law.

“And if we have to change the law, then that’s something that happens all the time, every session of the legislature,” Bissen said.

Senator Awa’s bill goes after the Hawaii Real Property Tax Act.


“If I buy a house, and I’m a non-resident, for $800,000, and I wanted to go sell it for a million dollars... well today I can do that, and I have to pay 7.5% of that $200,000 gain. Well, what we’re trying to do is make it 100%,” he said.

SB34 passed its first reading on Wednesday.

Awa is encouraging the public to testify so they can hear everyone’s ideas.

Proposal aims to tackle Hawaii’s affordable housing crisis by targeting non-residents

Thursday, January 26, 2023

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

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Sunday, January 22, 2023

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"A Foot In Both Worlds - A Visit With Michael Lilly"

Most people know Michael Lilly as a former Hawai`i attorney general as well as the lead attorney for Judicial Watch and Grassroot Institute in the Na`i Aupuni US Supreme Court Case. Very few however realize that Mike is also a fifth generation Hawai`i resident and a direct descendant of Hawaiian Kingdom Nationals. Even more astounding is that several of his ancestors were advisors and confidants to Kamehameha V, Kalakaua and Queen Lili`uokalani. Join us in our amazing visit with Michael as he brings Hawaiian Kingdom history alive telling us the story of his family before the overthrow, their loyalty and deep dedication to the government and its rulers and why all of them forever remain Hawaiian Kingdom Royalists - Watch It Here

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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, January 21, 2023

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Friday, January 20, 2023

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This Is How Tourists Are Destroying Coral reefs In Hawai`i

ABC News - January 9, 2023

The millions of tourists who flock to the shores of Hawaii every year are wreaking havoc on its natural environment -- especially the coral reefs, which are at risk all over the world, a new study said. 

The most popular coral reefs on the Hawaiian islands are likely being degraded by the very visitors they attract, according to a study published Monday in Nature Sustainability. 

Researchers from Princeton University combed through more than 250,000 geotagged Instagram posts from 2018 to 2021 by tourists visiting Hawaiian reefs and compared them with flyover maps of live coral cover. They then used artificial intelligence to analyze reef map images at about a 2-meter resolution, or about 6.5 feet, and 16-meter, or 52.5-feet, depth, according to the study. 

Bing Lin, a PhD candidate in science, technology and environmental policy at Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs and the lead author of the study, got the idea to use social media for the research after doing fieldwork in Hawaii in 2021 and realizing that one of the first things people do when they visit a site is to take a photo and post it to Instagram, he told ABC News. 

"They take pictures of the beaches, and they post on social media," he said. "Instagram is by far the main platform through which social media presence is documented, and so I came up with the idea of using Instagram to get a sense of a large-scale representation of where people are distributed in Hawaii." 

The scientists found that the accessible sites with more live coral cover were visited more often, but that at the popular sites, coral covers were more degraded compared to those at less popular sites, the paper states. 

"We were able to find that coral reefs not only played a really significant role in attracting tourism, but also that the tourism subsequently seemed to suppress live coral coverage at the sites in which tourism was most concentrated," Lin said. 

While tourism is mostly concentrated on the shoreline, with lots of activity on the beach, many tourists end up on excursions in which they venture further into the ocean for snorkeling or scuba diving, Lin said. 

Using keywords included in captions and hashtags, such as "#scubadiving," Lin was also able to determine a certain degree of interaction with the reefs. Corals tended to thrive farther out into the water, where there are less people, Lin said. 

The degradation can happen in the form of diver contact, when divers intentionally or accidentally come in contact with the reefs, as well as elevated pollution in areas that tourists frequent, Lin said. 

Places in Oahu in Honolulu County, such as Waikiki Beach, Waimea Bay, Lanikai Beach and Shark's Cove, were among the biggest spots for degraded reefs, Lin said. 

Areas on the Big Island were also among the sites with the most degraded coral, he added. 

Coral reefs are vulnerable all over the world due to ocean water warming and pollution. 

 A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2021 found that coral reefs could stop growing in 10 years unless greenhouse gases are significantly reduced. 

Coral bleaching, a process that occurs when water is too warm and the algae the corals expel from their tissues cause them to turn completely white, is inundating reefs all over the world, including the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. 

In addition to their biodiversity and beauty, coral reefs serve as vital ecosystems, nurture fisheries and protect coasts.... 

"...The impacts of tourism is detectable across hundreds of sites," Lin said.