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Ke ola o ka manō i ka Pākīpika

By Laiana Wong

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Synopsis: Hawaii state Sen. Clayton Hee, in his fight to save the shark population in the Pacific, has been helping the Guamanian legislature to pass a similar bill to the one he authored here in Hawai'i.

Aloha Kalikimaka mai nō kākou e nā makamaka o Kauakūkalahale. Pehea lā ke 'ano o ko kākou ho'omana 'ana, he wā maika'i nō kēia e hō'ike ai i ko kākou 'ao'ao aloha a me ka menemene ho'i i ko kākou mau hoa mea ola o ka honua nei, a 'o ka manō pū kekahi. He mea ma'amau nō kona hō'ike 'ia ma loko o nā ki'i'oni'oni ma ke 'ano he mea 'ino nāna e pepehi wale mai i ke kanaka ke komo aku ma loko o kona alahula 'o ke kai, a he koe aku ia ka ‘oia‘i‘o a me ka 'ole o ia mana'o, eia na'e, 'a'ole ia 'o ke kumu e pepehi nui 'ia nei ma waena o 79 a me 90 miliona manō i kēlā me kēia makahiki. 'O ka hapanui loa o ia po'e manō, ua maopopo, eia ke pepehi 'ia nei no kona lā i mea e hana ai i ke kupa lā manō.

Ua 'ike 'ia kēia pilikia ma Hawai'i nei, a no ka hāpai 'ia e ke Kenekoa Clayton Hee o kekahi pila nāna e mālama i ka pono o nā manō ma o ka pāpā 'ana i ka hō'ahu 'ia o kona mau lā ma loko o nā hale'aina, ua ne'e wale nō ia 'oihana ma kahi 'ē. Aia nō ma Guam i kēia manawa. A pehea lā e ō ai ka lāhui manō inā he 70 a 90 paha miliona ka nui e pepehi 'ia nei i loko o ka makahiki ho'okahi? Ua kau palena 'ia ka nui o nā manō o ka moana a 'a'ole nō e like ka wikiwiki o kona ho'oulu 'ana i kona lāhui me ka wikiwiki o kona pepehi 'ia 'ana. 'A'ohe nō a he wā, e nalo loa ka lāhui manō a e like aku kona kūlana halapohe me ka nalala. A i mea aha e nalo ai. 'A'ole no ke ola o kānaka ke hele aku ma loko o ke kai. 'A'ole ho'i no ka hānai 'ana i ke kanaka ke hele aku i ka hale'aina. 'O ka po'e waiwai wale nō ke 'ai nei i ke kupa lā manō a 'a'ole paha lākou e make pōloli i ka ho'okē 'ana i ia mea 'ai ho'okahi wale nō. He mea wale nō e pi'i ai ko lākou kūlana ka 'ai 'ana i ia mea e hiki 'ole ai i ka po'e nele a 'ilihune ke 'ai. 'A'ole nō ia he mea e ola ai ka lā pōloli. E aho nō paha ka puhi 'ana i ke kālā i ke ahi i mea e hō'ike ai i ka waiwai o ke kanaka. Pēlā nō e mālama 'ia ai ka manō.

A 'o ia nō ke kumu i hele ai ke Kenekoa Hee i Guam. He nui nō nā lā manō e ho'okomo 'ia nei ma laila no ka pāpā 'ia o kona ho'okomo 'ia ma Hawai'i nei i kēia manawa. Ua mana'o ke Kenekoa Hee e ho'opau i kēia hana māinoino a kohu 'ole ho'i ma loko o ka Pākīpika. He hana kālā wale nō ia e loa'a ai kahi kenikeni i ka pakeke o ka po'e lawai'a. 'A'ole ia he mea e pono ai ke olakino i ka 'ai a malu ai paha ke kanaka i 'ole e pepehi 'ia. A no laila, e aho paha ka 'imi 'ana o ia po'e lawai'a i i'a hou aku e lawe ai mai loko mai o ke kai. E 'oi aku ana ka waiwai no ke olakino a e hapa mai ana ke emi 'ana o ka manō. Pēlā e mālama 'ia ai ka pō'aiawaiwai o ke kai. E 'ai kākou i ka mea e ola ai ke kino, 'a'ole ka mea e pi'i ai ke kūlana. Mahalo i ke Kenekoa Hee i kona paio 'ana no ka pono o ka manō.

E ho'ouna 'ia mai nā leka iā māua, 'o ia ho'i 'o Laiana Wong a me Kekeha Solis ma ka pahu leka uila ma lalo nei:
» kwong@hawaii.edu
» rsolis@hawaii.edu
a i ‘ole ia, ma ke kelepona:
» 956-2627 (Laiana)
» 956-2624 (Kekeha)
This column is coordinated by the Hawaiian Language Department at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, supported by the Initiative for Achieving Native Hawaiian Academic Excellence.





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