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'O Hāloanaka-laukapalili

For Saturday, January 11, 2014

Na Kekeha Solis

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Synopsis: An important feature-length documentary, “I am Hāloa,” begins production this Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Capitol. Go down to share your mana'o on camera about Hāloa and your relationship to Hāloa, and/or to also learn more about Hāloa.

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Welina e nā makamaka heluhelu. Kama'āina nō paha ka inoa e kau a'ela i luna iā kākou. 'O Hāloanaka nō ia, i kona hānau 'ana mai, he keiki 'alu'alu. A i kona kanu 'ia 'ana i ka lepo, 'o ka ulu a'ela nō ia o ke kalo. A ma hope mai kekahi Hāloa, 'o ia ke kaikaina o Hāloanaka, a i 'ōlelo 'ia ho'i, nāna mai ko ke ao nei a pau.

No laila, ke 'ōlelo kekahi, “He mamo au na Hāloa,” he aha kona mana'oā Pehea i pili ai 'o Hāloa iā kākouā He kuleana paha ko nā mamo a Hāloaā He aha iaā

E 'imi ana kekahi mau wāhine Hawai'i 'ekolu, he mau haumāna ma ke Kula 'o Kamehameha, i ko lākou pilina iā Hāloa ma ke ki'i 'oni'oni hua'i 'oia'i'o i kapa 'ia 'o I am Hāloa. 'O Lahela Paresa, 'o La'ahia Hoaalohaokekaimalie Kekahuna a me Tayler Anne Meali'i Fitzsimmons nā inoa o ia mau wāhine. He ki'i 'oni'oni ia e pili ana i ia huaka'i a lākou. No nā lā he 90, na lākou 'ekolu e mahi, e 'ohi a e ku'i i kā lākou kalo e 'ai ai ma ke kakahiaka, ma ke awakea a me ke ahiahi. Ma nei huaka'i a lākou, he nui nā nīnau e kupu a'e ana no nā mea like 'ole, 'o ia ho'i, 'o ka 'ike 'ana e ho'omaopopo ai i kou 'ano iho nō, ka mahi 'ana i ka mea 'ai 'ōiwi, ka mālama 'āina, a he nui hou aku. No laila, he ki'i 'oni'oni hua'i 'oia'i'o maika'i loa ana ia no kākou e a'o ai no ko kākou mau kūpuna, ko kākou 'ano iho nō, a me ko kākou kuleana paha.

Inā ua ulu ka hoi, e naue aku i ke Kapikala i kēia Pō'akolu, ka lā 15 ho'i o Ianuali. 'O ka lā mua nō ho'i ia o ke kau 'Aha'ōlelo. Akā, nui ana nā kānaka e ku'i 'ai ana ma laila. A ma laila ana nō ho'i ia mau wāhine 'ekolu a me kā lākou kumu, 'o Daniel Anthony, a me ka hui ku'i 'ai o ke Kula 'o Kamehameha no ke ku'i ‘ana iho i ke kalo, he 2,000 paona ka nui. A e ho'omaka ana nō ho'i ke pa'i 'ana i ia ki'i 'oni'oni hua'i 'oia'i'o, 'o “I am Hāloa.” 'O Anne Keala Kelly, ka mea nāna 'o Noho Hewa, ke po'o alaka'i o nei ki'i 'oni'oni, a he mana'o kona, e ha'i aku nā kānaka i ko lākou pilina iā Hāloa a me ko lākou mana'o nona a e pane aku i kekahi mau nīnau i mua o ka mīkini pa'i wikiō ma ia lā ma ke Kapikala.

A 'o ia lā 15 o Ianuali, 'o ia nō ho'i ka lā e ho'omaka ai ka ho'oulu kālā 'ana no ka hana 'ana i ua ki'i 'oni'oni hua'i 'oia'i'o nei a pau pono i loko o nā mahina pōkole wale nō. Mai ke kenikeni a ka pu'u kālā nui, 'o ka mea hiki. Inā 'ike 'oe i kekahi kanaka makemake i ke kāko'o 'ana i kēia 'ano papahana, e 'olu'olu, e ho'omaopopo aku iā ia. Eia mai kekahi mau kānaka e kama'ilio ai, 'o Torry Tukuafu, ma ka helu 808-372-9144 a ma ka hua leka uila paha, iamhaloa@gmail.com. A 'o Daniel Anthony, ma ka hua leka uila, iiawah@hotmail.com.

No laila, e naue aku i ke Kapikala i kēia Pō'akolu, ka lā 15 o Ianuali, no ka hō'ike 'ana i kou mana'o no Hāloa a me ke a'o 'ana paha nona.

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E ho'ouna 'ia mai na ā 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)

>> 956-2627 (Kekeha)

This column is coordinated by Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.






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Ken_Conklin wrote:
Isn't this wonderful! Another racist film whose sole purpose is to celebrate the fact that some people have at least one drop of the magic blood while everybody else lacks it.

In case anyone reading this column is not aware of how the sovereignty activists twist the beautiful Hawaiian creation legend to turn it into a justification for racial/religious fascism, here's a quick summary of the legend and how it is twisted by the activists.

One aspect of Kumulipo (the Hawaian creation legend) says that the gods mated and gave birth to these Hawaiian islands as living beings. Then they mated again and gave birth to a deformed baby who was born dead and who was buried in the ground, from which grew the first taro plant. Then the gods mated again and gave birth to a perfect baby boy, Haloanaka, who was the primordial ancestor of all mankind. Therefore all humans are children of the gods and brothers/sisters to these islands and to the taro plant. We have kuleana (rights and responsibilities) in relation to the 'aina (Earth, sea, sky) because we are part of this family with a genealogical relationship to the gods and to these islands.

But the sovereignty activists twist that legend into a monstrosity by claiming that the primordial ancestor Haloa is merely the ancestor of all ethnic Hawaiians and not the ancestor of all human beings. They say anyone with a drop of Hawaiian native blood is a descendant of Haloa, and therefore a child of the gods and sibling to these islands, in a way that nobody ever can be who lacks a drop of Hawaiian native blood. Therefore, they say, ethnic Hawaiians are the only people who are children of the gods and siblings to these islands. Therefore, they say, ethnic Hawaiians have a divine right to be the rulers of these islands and everyone lacking a drop of the magic blood of Haloa is merely a guest -- an outsider with no rights other than the ones given to them by the ethnic Hawaiians. That's a religious belief used for the purpose of justifying race-based political power, and is appropriately called fascism. Hawaiian religious fascism. It's very dangerous and very ugly. Not at all in keeping with the true meaning of Kumulipo, nor the Aloha Spirit.

The film title "I am Haloa" used by ethnic Hawaiians is comparable to Jews saying "I am Isaac" because they are descended from Isaac who was one of Abraham's sons, and citing God's promise to Abraham that Abraham would be the ancestor of God's chosen people with God-given right to rule the Promised Land. But saying "I am Isaac" leaves out the fact that they could just as well go back one more generation and say "I am Abraham" and thereby include the other descendants of Abraham which include the Arabs. Or to be more inclusive they could go back many more generations to to say "I am Noah" (because of the flood all humans are descended from Noah) or even "I am Adam" because Adam was the first human, from whom all humans are descended.

All humans are indigenous people of this Earth. We are all children of the gods and brothers/sisters to the 'aina. We all share kuleana equally. Reject Hawaiian religious fascism. Embrace the universal brotherhood of all mankind.


on January 11,2014 | 07:09AM
DiverDave wrote:
Yet just another example of racist racial supremacy, of course being promoted by the University of Hawaii and Kekeha Solis.
on January 12,2014 | 04:13AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
And the yellow tooth salivating ha0 le chimes in. Twice. Haunt.
on January 15,2014 | 08:44PM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
Such an intelligent comment, as usual.
on January 16,2014 | 12:43AM
DiverDave wrote:
And racist too! NanakuliBoss always uses racial slurs like the "h" word. Obviously, a racial supremist.
on January 16,2014 | 08:16PM
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