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Hokule‘a arrives in Washington, D.C., area

  • COURTESY POLYNESIAN VOYAGING SOCIETY

    The arrival of the Hokule‘a was marked with a “celebration of friendship” attended by members of Native American tribes from the region, local officials, and Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. The event also included performances by local tribes, hula halau from the Washington, D.C., area, and visiting students from Kamehameha Schools.

  • COURTESY POLYNESIAN VOYAGING SOCIETY

    The arrival of the Hokule‘a was marked with a “celebration of friendship” attended by members of Native American tribes from the region, local officials, and Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. The event also included performances by local tribes, hula halau from the Washington, D.C., area, and visiting students from Kamehameha Schools.

  • COURTESY POLYNESIAN VOYAGING SOCIETY

    The arrival of the Hokule‘a was marked with a “celebration of friendship” attended by members of Native American tribes from the region, local officials, and Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. The event also included performances by local tribes, hula halau from the Washington, D.C., area, and visiting students from Kamehameha Schools.

  • COURTESY POLYNESIAN VOYAGING SOCIETY

    The arrival of the Hokule‘a was marked with a “celebration of friendship” attended by members of Native American tribes from the region, local officials, and Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. The event also included performances by local tribes, hula halau from the Washington, D.C., area, and visiting students from Kamehameha Schools.

  • COURTESY REP. TULSI GABBARD

    The arrival of the Hokule‘a was marked with a “celebration of friendship” attended by members of Native American tribes from the region, local officials, and Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. The event also included performances by local tribes, hula halau from the Washington, D.C., area, and visiting students from Kamehameha Schools.

  • COURTESY POLYNESIAN VOYAGING SOCIETY

    The arrival of the Hokule‘a was marked with a “celebration of friendship” attended by members of Native American tribes from the region, local officials, and Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. The event also included performances by local tribes, hula halau from the Washington, D.C., area, and visiting students from Kamehameha Schools.

  • COURTESY REP. TULSI GABBARD

    The arrival of the Hokule‘a was marked with a “celebration of friendship” attended by members of Native American tribes from the region, local officials, and Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. The event also included performances by local tribes, hula halau from the Washington, D.C., area, and visiting students from Kamehameha Schools.

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The crew of the Hokule‘a was greeted by a crowd of about 1,000 people on Sunday as the voyaging canoe arrived at the Waterfront Park Pier in Old Town Alexandria, Va.

An Alexandria Fire Department fireboat escorted the canoe along the Potomac River.

The arrival was marked with a “celebration of friendship” attended by members of Native American tribes from the region, local officials, and Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. The event also included performances by local tribes, hula halau from the Washington, D.C., area, and visiting students from Kamehameha Schools.

“The mission of Hokule‘a extends far beyond sharing the aloha spirit and native Hawaiian culture with people around the world,” said Gabbard. “The mission of Malama Honua is something that each of us can take and apply in our hearts and our work every day.”

The crew is scheduled to participate in several community events during its two-week visit to the area.

Hokule‘a has traveled more than 25,000 nautical miles and has stopped in 14 countries and 70 ports since departing Hawaiian waters in May 2014.

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  • The tribe(s) in existence here in 1778 were re-organized according to standard federal Native American policy and law in the 1920 HHCA. Kamehameha Schools re-enacts the aboriginal culture as a type of religious Indian Mission Boarding school. These had the objective of making Christians of the “savages”. So we have today the surviving native Hawaiians but we also have the royal Hawaiians. The royal Hawaiians obstruct the normal standard federal relationship with the native Hawaiian because it threatens their total control over land occupation and use. Now the Hawaiians seek to continue their control through diverting the identity of the native Hawaiian to themselves through using the term capital N Native Hawaiian, meaning the “community”, anyone, including non native descendants from the brief kingdom period. The native Hawaiian is perceived as not “royal” since there was no king in 1778, or queen. The native Hawaiian is ssentially landless and penniless while the Hawaiian churns the lands they took into billions and billiions. The canoe set out for Washington to use PR to try to convince congress to pass the Akaka bill or something along the same lines. No new bill is necessary. All that is necessary is for the Hawaiians as controlled by KSBE to back off and let the normal standard full Native American franchise work normally. In that way will they hold on to their riches and political control. They can’t grasp that.So we have this prolonged period of games being played, like this charade in DC. Apparently it’s going to take a thorough and expensive jury trial in DC to make normality return.

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