Friday, March 06, 2015         


Synopsis: The I Ulu I Ke Kumu Awards this year will honor Dr. Naleen Andrade, Mahi Beamer, Kūhiō and Claire Asam and Pōkā Laenui and Puanani Burgess for their extraordinary commitment and excellence in Native Hawaiian education. The I awards dinner will be held Saturday, March 7 at 5:30 p.m.

Synopsis: An exciting O'ahu Interscholastic Association Division I Championship game brings to mind one of our 'ōlelo no'eau, Pū'ali ka hau nui i ka hau iki.

Synopsis: Ka Hālau Hanakeaka, co-founded by Hailiopua Baker and Kaliko Baker, presents a new play, Lā'ieikawai. The play, all in Hawaiian, will be held at Kennedy Theater’s main stage on Feb. 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. And there will be two matinee showings on Feb. 22 and March 1 at 2 p.m. (There will be no subtitles; however, there will be a comprehensive audience guide to help with interpretation of the play.)

Synopsis: Domestic abuse has been around for ages. Hopefully it can end soon, with more victims speaking out.

Synopsis: Active-duty soldiers will be reduced to perhaps 420,000 soldiers throughout the United States. As usual, the American government does things without thinking about consequences.

Synopsis: A eulogy for a beloved mother who recently passed away.

Synopsis: The new bicycle lane is good but risky.

Synopsis: The first year of the College Football Playoff is off to a good start.

Synopsis: Maybe this new year will come with answers for important issues we faced in 2014.

Synopsis: Can an event or a program in Hawai'i be “too Hawaiian”?

Synopsis: Congratulations to Marcus Mariota and his family, and not just for all his awards.

Another football player from Hawai‘i has a chance to win the Heisman trophy.

Synopsis: Is Thanksgiving going to become obsolete?

Synopsis: Darren Wilson told his side of the story. Did he have justification for shooting Michael Brown in the top of his skull?

Synopsis: A number of students have demonstrated that the fight for what is right is the most enlightening experience to be gained at the University of Hawaii.

Synopsis: The 8th Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Proverbs in Tavira, Portugal, hosted by the Associação Internacional de Paremiologia/International Association of Paremiology (AIP-IAP), the Municipality of Tavira and the Hotels Porta Nova and Vila Galé, was a success, with representatives from about 30 countries sharing their research on paremiology.

Synopsis: A non-response to a “yes” or “no” question on a ballot initiative should be considered a “non” vote, not a “no” vote.

Synopsis: What would be a good mascot for the Rainbow Warriors and the Rainbow Wāhine? Maybe Kalo Man. Or maybe there needs to be two mascots.

Synopsis: Why doesn’t Disney make a movie about one of our strong women leaders?

Synopsis: There needs to be more education about the Ebola virus, so that we may be able to care for those who get sick anywhere, in the hospital, at home, etc., without contracting the virus.

Synopsis: Instead of building another telescope on Mauna Kea, why not build a different type of telescope?

Synopsis: The Ebola virus is separating families in Africa.

Synopsis: If Larry Ellison follows some of the mo'olelo of our ali'i, the people of Lāna'i will see a sustainable future.

Synopsis: The mayor of Honolulu signed into law Bill 42, Bill 43 and Bill 46. However, is Honolulu ready for these bills?

With football players and police abusing women, this is a perfect time for the 20th Annual Men’s March Against Violence, on Oct. 23.

Synopsis: Let’s focus on supporting the Rainbow Warriors instead of dwelling on what could have happened.

Synopsis: A new City Council bill raising the smoking age to 21 advances.

Candidates running for office should give half of all campaign funds raised to an account for disaster relief for Hawai'i.

Synopsis: If voting is so important, why hold the special election so soon?

Synopsis: It seems people are more prepared this time for the possible natural disaster, but a couple of different problems have arisen.

Synopsis: The removal of Tom Apple as chancellor of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa came as a surprise to students and faculty alike. Newly appointed President David Lassner’s explanation on Thursday added to the suspicion and confusion.

Synopsis: Hawai'i is in the era of enlightenment.

The event in Ukraine is very unfortunate. It may have been done by mistake, as the United States did in 1988.

Synopsis: The testimonies shared at the Native Hawaiian Recognition meetings truly proved that the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission, Kana'iolowalu, is not working for what the people want.

In loving memory of Richard Kuakini “Piggy” Kaleohano.

Synopsis: The poems from “Down on the Sidewalk in Waikiki” by Wayne Kaumualii Westlake, who passed away in 1984, have inspired 17 artists to create beautiful art currently exhibited at Gallery 'Iolani at Windward Community College. The exhibit will continue through July 3. Gallery 'Iolani is open 1- 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Synopsis: This is a dirge composed for my dear mother who passed on June 13, 2013. Some significant thoughts about her and the composition of this kanikau are also shared.

Synopsis: Support Hālau Lōkahi Public Charter School and ensure options to the state Department of Education system.

The art exhibit “3Rs: Respect, Responsibilities & Re-righting” highlights Native Hawaiian perspectives and approaches along the lines of the exhibition theme through visual exploration, definition and analysis, and synthesis.

Synopsis: Blame for the problems in the Veterans Administration hospital system is being attributed to one man, Gen. Eric Shinseki. What else is new? That’s the American way.

Synopsis: The 2014 World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education was successful.

Synopsis: Doing what one believes to be right must operate independently of the consequences of that action.

Synopsis: Can there be too much Hawaiianness at a University of Hawai'i event? Or any event, for that matter?

Synopsis: Only two candidates are left for the University of Hawai'i’s president position. Why only two? And why isn’t any indigenous person a candidate?

Synopsis: Beautiful hula this weekend and congratulations to the new Miss Aloha Hula, Ke'alohilani Tara Eliga Serrao of Ka Lā 'Ōnohi Mai O Ha'eha'e.

Synopsis: The federal government needs to take responsibility regarding the Compact of Free Association. But in the meantime, Hawai'i should not avert its eyes elsewhere and should offer paid health care benefits to Micronesians living in Hawai'i.

Synopsis: A wonderful Hawaiian language trip to Kaho'olawe.

Synopsis: What happens if the coqui frog gets on the endangered species list? Hawai‘i might be the only place where the coqui frog can repopulate.

Synopsis: “Haole” is a Hawaiian word the definition and appropriate usage of which should not be co-opted but defined instead within Hawaiian contexts.

Synopsis: Take care of our children. The things being testified about the treatment of Talia Williams are unbelievable.

Synopsis: Is recreational marijuana good for Hawai'i?

Synopsis: The I Ulu I Ke Kumu Awards will honor Kanaka Maoli leaders in education this year: Dr. Benjamin Young, Dee Jay Mailer, Māpuana de Silva and the Protect Kaho'olawe 'Ohana.

Synopsis: A story told to the author by a lady from Moloka'i about what a grandchild sees when she forgets what her tūtū tells her not to do.

Synopsis: An origin story of a name for 'Ewa.

Synopsis: If a bunch of college football players can accept a gay football player, why can’t everybody?

Synopsis: The land is most important.

Synopsis: Let’s begin looking right under our noses (in Hawai‘i) for the new president of the University of Hawai‘i.

Synopsis: Some of Hawaii’s legislators are finally thinking outside of the box, but, with a strange twist.

Synopsis: One more step forward in our language revitalization journey — the College of Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo blessed its new building last Saturday.

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.

Synopsis: Drinking and driving, how does it end?

Synopsis: Why are non-residents of Ni'ihau fishing on and around Ni'ihauā

Synopsis: With a new Disney “princess” movie on the way, Disney officials should educate themselves about indigenous peoples and critically examine how they portray them.

Synopsis: For Computer Science Education week, the Hour of Code was created to help people learn computer science.

Synopsis: Some wise words of Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday, are discussed.

Synopsis: If you make a mess, clean it up.

Synopsis: State Rep. Tom Brower is clueless as to what it takes to be a great leader.

Synopsis: Maybe God supports same-sex marriage.

Synopsis: Opponents of same-sex marriage need to stick to the issue.

Synopsis: As the same-sex marriage bill passes from the Senate to the House, the debate over its relative merit rages on. How does this debate relate to pre-contact views on interpersonal relationships?

In a public institution, such as a university, unilateral decision-making should not be confused with policy; no matter at what level.

The bamboo of the upland can be seen by all. You say 30-meter telescope as if it is a good thing. Can we all see through it?

Synopsis: Three men from Hawai'i win top prize in a nationwide contest.

Synopsis: The students of Hawaiæi schools need to get cool classrooms.

Synopsis: Did the artist of “Forgotten Inheritance” never intend “to disrespect anyone, especially the Hawaiian community”?

Synopsis: Matson and the state should have been prepared for such a spill and at least try something to decrease the amount of molasses in the water.

Synopsis: President Barack Obama seems certain about what to do in Syria. Let’s hope he and Congress don’t meet up with the ali'i nui of O'ahu.

Synopsis: The Rainbow Warriors lost their first game. But let’s show our full support all the way, no matter what happens.

Synopsis: Honoring our beloved queen, Lili'uokalani.

Synopsis: There are similarities in what Christopher Deedy has done with what Thomas Massie did in 1932. Is the outcome going to be the same and we end up with the short end of the stick again?

Synopsis: The 2013 Kalo and Awa Workshop is today, Aug. 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Waimea Valley, O'ahu.

Synopsis: Sovereignty Restoration Day is evidence of the good morals and ethics of the crown of Great Britain.

Synopsis: There is a certain responsibility one has when carrying a firearm. George Zimmerman and Christopher Deedy should not have been able to carry a firearm or be able to in the future.

Synopsis: The pouhana of Kamakakūokalani has collapsed, but because of that pouhana, Aunty Marvlee Naukana-Gilding, Kamakakūokalani will not.

Synopsis: Instead of sending $17.9 milion a year outside of Hawai'i to improve revenue from the Hawaii Convention Center, use the money here in Hawai'i.

Synopsis: What is the meaning of the Law of the Splintered Paddle? Does it cover camping on sidewalks?

Synopsis: What is traditional marriage?

Synopsis: The state and the University of Hawaii can combine landscaping and sustainability to help the community.

Synopsis: What can be done to solve the stray cat problem at University of Hawaii at Manoa, and how can we get UH itself to take steps to solve this problem?

Synopsis: Was the Hawaiian language banned or not? Were children punished for speaking Hawaiian at home?

Synopsis: Lauhala weaving is going strong, thanks to groups like Ka Ulu Lauhala O Kona and its founder, a master lauhala weaver, Aunty Elizabeth Maluihi Lee.

Synopsis: One more week to visit this year’s Maoli Arts Month (MAMo) exhibition at The ARTS at Mark’s Garage, titled “a” mini retort and curated by April A.H. Drexel. It is supported by PAæI Foundation, HAPA/The ARTS at Mark’s Garage and Karen and Eiko Kosasa.

Synopsis: “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” -— George Bernard Shaw

April A.H. Drexel is the curator of an art exhibit named, “‘a’ mini retort.” This exhibit encourages the viewer to think critically about “how/when/why/ where creative textualities can simultaneously contribute, complicate, and perhaps, distort understanding.” “‘a’ mini retort” runs April 30-June 1 at Mark’s Garage.

Synopsis: “Rainbow” should be a part of the University of Hawaii’s nickname.

Synopsis: Some things in life might be irritating and troublesome, but with trials and tribulations come time for learning and growth.

Synopsis: With Hawai'i State Assessment testing in our public schools, supporters of the Hawaiian Language Immersion Program have called for fair testing for immersion students whose academic proficiency is to be measured in a language other than that of school instruction.

Synopsis: Three boys decide to steal hubcaps to complete the look of their car, and to impress girls.

Synopsis: The Sixth Annual International Waikīkī Hula Conference will be held May 17-19. It pays tribute to 50 years of the Merrie Monarch Festival. Registration is open until midnight May 1.

Synopsis: Procrastination can work in your favor, but sometimes it is not so favorable. E o'u mau makamaka e heluhelu nei i kēia wahi mo'olelo nūpepa, 'o kekahi hemahema o ka hale kanaka ka ho'opane'e 'ana i ka hana.

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