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Ua hala i ke ao polohiwa a Käne

For Saturday, January 5, 2013

Na ‘Analu Perez

POSTED:



Synopsis: One of our leaders, Soli Niheu, has passed away. His funeral services begin at noon today at ‘Iolani Palace.

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Aloha mai käkou e nä hoa makamaka.

I këia lä, e kau ana ka hali'a aloha iä Soli Niheu. He Hawai'i Alaka'i 'o ia i küpa'a ma hope o ka 'äina a me ke kanaka. Ua hala 'o Soli ma ka lä 30 o Nowemapa o ka makahiki 2012 ma Honolulu. No Ni'ihau mai ka 'ohana o Soli, a e noho ana 'o ia i Waimea, Hawai'i.

He koa küpa'a ua Soli nei no ka lähui, a he leo nui kona no ke kü'oko'a o ke aupuni o Hawai'i. A he alaka'i 'o ia ma ka 'imi 'ana i ke ea o ka 'äina a me ke kanaka no nä makahiki he nui. 'O ia kekahi o nä koa mua i ho'oulu aku i nä känaka e kü'ë a e 'imi i ke kü'oko'a. A he mea ma'a mau iä Soli ka ho'omana'o 'ana iä käkou e kü'ë mau loa, 'o käna mäkia ia.

Nui kona mau manawa i hopu 'ia ai e ka mäka'i, he 40 a emi iho paha, akä, i hopu 'ia 'o ia no kona küpa'a 'ana no ka pono o nä Hawai'i. He kanaka 'onipa'a 'o Soli, 'a'ole 'o ia i maka'u i ke küpa'a 'ana no kona mana'o.

Nui nä manawa o ke aupuni haole i ho'ä'o ai e ho'opio i ke ahi a Soli, akä nö na'e, ua lapalapa loa käna ahi mai kahi palena a i kahi palena o ka pae'äina nei a me ka 'äina 'ë kekahi.

Ma muli o käna hana maika'i wale no ka pono o käkou, e mau ana ka 'i'ini o ka lähui nei no ka ho'i 'ana mai o ke ea o ka 'äina. Ua pio ke kukui o Soli Niheu, 'a'ole na'e i pio ka makemake o ka lähui i ka pono a me ke kü'oko'a nö ho'i. Ua 'ölelo mau 'o Soli iä käkou, “E kü'ë käkou a mau loa ... mai poina ka makemake o nä küpuna. Aia nö a maopopo iä käkou ka makemake o nä küpuna, 'o ia ho'i ke kü'oko'a, a laila, e holo mua käkou, 'o ia ho'i ka lähui Hawai'i.” Mai poina käkou i nä mana'o akamai o Soli Niheu, he kanaka 'o ia i kü maoli i ke aloha 'äina 'oia'i'o.

Ua ha'alele mai 'o Soli i hope nei, i käna mau keiki, 'o Kala'iokamalino, 'o Kalamaoka'äina, 'o Aloha'äina Harawira, 'o Kekahikoa a 'o Keali'ikauila; i käna mau mo'opuna, 'o Iakona Welokïheiakea'eloa, 'o Kapunaheleokapu'uwai, 'o Welokïheiakea'eloa a 'o Keaolani; kona mau palala, 'o David Niheu a me Luther “Hoppy” Niheu; a me kona tita, 'o Karen Games.

Aia kona ho'olewa ma ka hola 'umikumamälua o këia lä, ka lä 'elima o Ianuali, ma ka 'ahu o ka Hale Ali'i 'o 'Iolani. E hui pü käkou i laila no ka ho'ohiwahiwa 'ana aku i kekahi o nä Hawai'i Alaka'i, Soli Niheu.

(Mahalo a nui, e 'Analü, no ke käkau 'ana mai i ka mo'olelo i luna a'e nei no Soli Niheu ma ka 'ölelo a ko käkou mau küpuna. Ke hä'awi aku nei mäua, nä luna ho'oponopono, i ko mäua aloha i ka 'ohana i waiho 'ia ma ka honua nei. He Hawai'i Alaka'i 'oia'i'o nö 'o ia. Ua 'ike 'ë paha 'oukou e nä makamaka heluhelu i ka nui o käna mau hana no ka pono o kona mau hoa kanaka. L.H.)

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E ho'ouna 'ia mai na ä leka iä mäua, '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 Mänoa.






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Ken_Conklin wrote:
Soli's family and his political followers have chosen to use his funeral as a public spectacle and political event by choosing Iolani Palace as its venue and publicizing it in the newspaper. Therefore it is entirely appropriate and not at all disrespectful to raise the following 3 questions about the funeral (although Soli himself never hesitated to behave disrespectfully).
on January 5,2013 | 07:32AM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
1. Was a permit requested for the funeral to be held at the Palace, and if so, was the permit granted or was it denied? Remember, the Palace is owned by the State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources Department of Parks, and a few years ago adopted rules requiring permits for the erection of tents, flying of flags, and hosting of events with more than a small number of people as appropriate for a family picnic.
on January 5,2013 | 07:32AM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
2. Will the funeral service be conducted as a Christian ceremony with Christian prayers, or as an ancient Hawaiian ceremony with prayers only to the Hawaiian gods, or will it be simply a non-religious event for people to pay respects and make political speeches?
on January 5,2013 | 07:33AM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
3. Regarding Soli's corpse: how is it being treated? Since he was a "traditional practitioner", was the body baked in an imu to make the flesh fall off the bones, and then were the bones wrapped in kapa, placed inside a ka'ai, and placed inside a secret cave? Or is the corpse going to be placed inside a modern casket and buried in the ground? Or was the corpse cremated with ashes either to be buried or scattered? And if the choice was for cremation, isn't cremation (and especially scattering of ashes) a desecration, disrespectful to the "sacred bones" where the spirit of the dead person continues to reside?
on January 5,2013 | 07:34AM
holokanaka wrote:
answers to konki-1) when and how did the state of hawaii department of land and natural resourses take legal ownership of the Palace? 2) type of funeral service is decided by the family. 3)Soli's corpse is being treated as the family desires.
on January 5,2013 | 01:14PM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
and why does he think that anyone here works for the DLNR so that an answer could be given??? No one here works for the DLNR and so how the heck should WE know, bright boy Kenny??? Your sense of logic lacks both sense and logic.
on January 6,2013 | 08:37AM
holokanaka wrote:
the simple answer is that the non state does not and never has owned the Palace.
on January 6,2013 | 02:45PM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
All this information is on a need to know basis only, and since no one has bothered to tell you, then you obviously don't need to know. nuff said.
on January 5,2013 | 09:29AM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
"Need to know"? Sounds like a military operation, or maybe the CIA. If you put on a show in a very public place, and publicize it in the newspaper, then it's in the public domain and everyone has a right to know. You cannot be an exhibitionist and then assert a right to privacy.
on January 5,2013 | 10:02AM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
You still don't need to know. Please send your FOIA request to whocareswhatYOUthink.at.sowhat.com
on January 5,2013 | 11:28AM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
It's called an obituary. Right to privacy??? *LAUGH* It's really an issue of "Who cares enough what YOU want to bother to tell you?" You said everything is publi, and so the info shouldn't be hard to find. Consequently, if you want answers, then have fun looking for them! bwahahahaha oh and you still don't need to know.
on January 5,2013 | 11:07AM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
(publi = public) AND it's also called a funeral. You didn't bother to go to the funeral, and by your own admission you knew exactly where it was held. So obviously, by your (in)actions, you never really wanted to find this stuff out anyway. Again you just came here to disrespect the dead (and the Hawaiians as a people) for a 2nd week in a row.
on January 5,2013 | 11:14AM
Lanikaula wrote:
What a DISGUSTING & DISRESPECTFUL person you are KKK...ho'i no kau 'olelo ino me 'oe! MAHALO Teri
on January 6,2013 | 06:08AM
holokanaka wrote:
I got to ditto this.
on January 6,2013 | 12:44PM
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