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Ka Hana No'eau i Ka Hale Ka'a o Maleka

For Saturday, May 25, 2013

Na Kekeha Solis

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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 PA'I Foundation, HAPA/The ARTS at Mark’s Garage and Karen and Eiko Kosasa.

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Welina e nā makamaka heluhelu. Eia mai kahi leo paipai iā 'oukou, e naue aku i ke kaona no ka māka'ika'i 'ana aku i nā hana no'eau a kekahi mau Kānaka Maoli ma ka Hale Ka'a o Maleka. He ho'okahi wale nō pule i koe, a 'o ke aloha goodbye nō ia. 'O ka lā mua o Iune ka lā hope loa e hō'ike'ike 'ia ai ia mau hana no'eau ma laila. 'O kekahi o 'oukou, 'a'ohe paha manawa e hele aku ai, 'oiai, he hāiki wale nō ka manawa e hemo ai ia hale ka'a o Maleka, 'o ia ho'i, mai ka hola 12:00 o ke awakea a i ka hola 5:00 o ka 'auinalā, mai ka Pō'alua a i ka Pō'aono. A no laila, e wehewehe iki 'ia kekahi.

'O kahi mea minamina, e ka makamaka heluhelu, ke hele aku 'oe i laila, 'a'ole e 'ike ana ka maka i ka hana no'eau a Kapulani Landgraf i kapa 'ia 'o “Ka Maunu Pololoi.” 'O ia hana no'eau a Landgraf, he mau 'ūmi'i 'iole ia e kau a'e ana ma ka paia, me kona waiūpa'a e waiho wale ana me ka ho'owalewale 'ana aku i mea e pa'a pono ai kahi 'iole. 'Eā, e nā makamaka heluhelu, mai noho a poina, he mau hana no'eau kēia e nūnē ai a e piolo ai kākou i nā koho a kākou, ua lilo aku paha kākou a pa'a i kahi 'ūmi'i 'iole, a 'ūmi'i kanaka paha. A he aha lā ia waiūpa'a e waiho wale ana? He hana pa'akikī nō ke koho 'ana, a no laila nō i hana ai ia mau Kānaka Maoli i nei mau hana no'eau a hō'ike'ike 'ia aku ma ka Hale Ka'a O Maleka i mea ho'i e lilo ai i mea kama'ilio 'ia a i mea piolo 'ia nō ho'i. He mana'o paha ko Landgraf iā kākou, e maka'ala, e no'ono'o, e kūkākūkā.

A 'o kekahi hana no'eau, na Kūnane Wooton ia, a ua kapa 'ia 'o “E Hō'ai 'Ole 'Oukou.” He ki'i kanaka ia i kālai 'ia, a e moe ana, he poho ko nā lima, a he poho ko nā wāwae. A ua pa'a kona waha i ka 'aha a i ke kaula paha, kohu mea lā, e pāpā 'ia ana ke kanaka, 'a'ole e kama'ilio. Ua wehewehe 'ia ma ke kāleka, 'o ia hana no'eau a Wooton, ke hō'ike 'ia nei ke ālaina ma nā alahele e ho'omau ai kākou, nā Kānaka Maoli, i ka hana a ko kākou mau kūpuna, e like me ka mea e pono ai.

E huikala mai, e nā kānaka hana no'eau, 'a'ole i lawa ka lumi e kama'ilio 'ia ai nā mea a pau, akā, ua ulu nō ka hoi i nā mea a pau i hō'ike'ike 'ia ma “he” pane iki.

A mai nō a poina, e nā makamaka heluhelu, he mau hana no'eau ia e kū'ai 'ia nei. Ua lilo aku nei nō kekahi i ke kū'ai 'ia. A no laila, inā he wahi kū'ono hakahaka ko ka hale, e kū'ai paha i kekahi.

A mahalo iā 'oe, e April A.H. Drexel, ke kahu o nei hō'ike'ike hana no'eau. Ua maika'i wale kāu hana a me kou no'ono'o pono 'ana i ka hana e holo mua ai kākou. A mahalo nō ho'i iā 'oukou e nā kānaka hana no'eau nāna ia mau hana no'eau i ulu ai ka hoi a i piolo ai ka no'ono'o. A mahalo nui loa ho'i i nā mea kāko'o, 'o ia ho'i, 'o PA'I Foundation, HAPA/The ARTS at Mark’s Garage a me Karen lāua 'o Eiko Kosasa. Ke lana nei ka mana'o, e māhuahua kēia 'ano hō'ike'ike hana no'eau piolo no'ono'o a puni 'o Hawai'i nei.

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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:
He ninau li'ili'i ka'u. Aia i hea na ka'a i loko o ka Hale Ka'a o Maleka? No ke aha "hale ka'a" kona inoa ina ka'a'ole ko Maleka wahi?
on May 25,2013 | 04:15AM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
Fail. again.
on May 25,2013 | 04:40PM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
'A'ole 'oe i pane i ko'u ninau. 'A'ole 'olelo Hawai'i 'oe, paha. "Fail" = kou kaha.
on May 26,2013 | 05:37AM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
Epic fail.
on May 26,2013 | 07:07PM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
Since this weekly column is intended to perpetuate the use of Hawaiian language, and to provide information about the language, I'm taking note of an article in the Star-Advertiser on Sunday May 26, 2013, on page F3. The article is a republication of an article from the Honolulu Star-Bulletin of May 26, 1931 (82 years ago). The article is about a speech that had been given a few days previously in the Territorial legislature by Senator Stephen L. Desha, Sr. The speech lasted 40 minutes and was given in Hawaiian language.

It's important to note that Senator Desha was not arrested for giving the speech in Hawaiian, nor was he expelled from the Senate nor even censured. My point is that Hawaiian language was clearly NOT illegal in 1931, in the middle of a period when, we are told, Hawaiian language was illegal. Former OHA trustee Moanike'ala Akaka has publicly written that Hawaiian language was illegal. Even highly educated professors of Hawaiian language -- namely Professor William W. Wilson -- have made that absurd claim and have defended it even after being shown proof of its falsity. School children have been taught that nonsense by teachers who have been taught that nonsense, and have written letters to editor containing that scurrilous falsehood.

The article is also important because it notes that Senator Desha's speech was the only speech given in Hawaiian during the entire session of the legislature in 1931. During the first two decades of the Territory, speeches were often given in Hawaiian. But the language gradually died because people stopped using it, not because there was any law against it. Indeed, as early as 1892 (the year when Lili'uokalani was still Queen), 95% of all the government schools in the Kingdom were already using English as the language of instruction because that's what the native Hawaiian parents wanted for their children. Indeed, the only speech Lili'uokalani ever gave on the formal occasion of opening day at the Kingdom legislature was delivered in English, not Hawaiian. Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the wealthiest and most powerful native woman in the 1880s, required in her Will that English must be the language of instruction in Kamehameha School. A law was passed in 1896 making English the language of instruction in all the schools that wanted to be certified as fulfilling the requirement that children must attend school, but did not stop any other language from being used as the language of instruction in after-school and Saturday academies, such as the ones Japanese plantation workers sent their kids to for the purpose of perpetuating their own language and culture. The 1896 law was not aimed at and did not impact Hawaiian language, since 95% of all the schools attended by Hawaiian kids were already using English. The law was aimed at Japanese and Chinese kids to ensure that they would grow up knowing how to speak the same language nearly everyone else was already speaking -- English.

We know that Hawaiian language was never illegal, as shown by the fact that Hawaiian language newspapers were published continuously from 1834 until the last one died for lack of readership in 1948. Nobody ever got arrested for using the "illegal" language. And as we say above, Hawaiian was also used in the Territorial legislature for at least three decades. For a complete analysis of the claim that Hawaiian language was illegal, see
http://tinyurl.com/4gspl
And for a compilation of numerous examples where the claim of illegal language was asserted in print, see
http://tinyurl.com/83xmb


on May 26,2013 | 10:04AM
holokanaka wrote:
there was no "law" making Hawaiian language illegal but it was in fact was greatly discouraged. the law making english the "official" language in HAWAII was the beginning of that discouragement. I guess you konki never talked to people who remember being students and being punished for using their native language in schools-being hit with a ruler, stuffed into closets, etc-and Kupuna telling their children not to use their language because they would be punished. "1896 law was not aimed at and did not impact Hawaiian language" but was "aimed aimed at japanese and Chinese kids". if english was already being used extensively and being taught taught in 95% of the schools then why was the law even enacted? what would have been the problem with a bilingual Nation as these Islands are today? furthermore, since these Islands are an occupied nation-which I am sure you are aware of konki-then all laws enacted by the republic is "ILLEGAL' unless of course you konki can prove otherwise.
on May 26,2013 | 02:10PM
holokanaka wrote:
oh and konki I have read some of your angel fire blogs and to me they are just more propaganda in the same vein as the lieing annexation thieves propaganda. you know the old saying-you can fool some people some of the time but, etc. and remember konki people are being more and more educated about the true history of these Islands and therefore are seeing through your popaganda.
on May 26,2013 | 02:22PM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
fail again.
on May 26,2013 | 07:07PM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
Yeah, it is called common sense. Everyone knows that, for example, Hawaiian language newspapers were in existence until the mid 1900's because those newspapers are source documents for historians. That is no secret. So, when the fact is stated that Hawaiian was banned in the Hawaiian islands, the vast majority have the common sense to figure out that it was the school administrations, NOT lawmakers, who banned it because Hawaiian speakers were punished AT SCHOOL. headslap! Obviously, Kenny here proves that he lacks the same common sense that the vast majority of us possess. It is okay, Kenny, Gilda Radner and Candice Bergen proved that you do indeed have the right to extreme stupidity. Yes, Kenny, highly educated does not equal highly intelligent. That is why Haunani-Kay Trask called you a twít all those years ago.
on June 2,2013 | 07:55AM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
Holokukae (I call him that because he always calls me konki), since you seem to be of limited intelligence, I will answer your questions by repeating what I already said but you apparently did not comprehend.

Q: I guess you konki never talked to people who remember being students and being punished for using their native language in schools-being hit with a ruler, stuffed into closets, etc-and Kupuna telling their children not to use their language because they would be punished.

A: Of course we've all heard those stories. But what you're leaving out is that the Hawaiian parents inflicted even worse punishment on their own children for speaking English in the home. The parents might continue speaking to each other in Hawaiian, but when speaking to the kids they insisted that the children speak only English. The same people who tell you about kids being punished in school for speaking Hawaiian will also have to tell you about the parents punishing their own kids for speaking Hawaiian in the home, if those story-tellers are telling the whole truth. In any case this has nothing to do with my main point, which is that Hawaiian language was never made illegal.


on May 26,2013 | 05:15PM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
picking a fight. fail.
on May 26,2013 | 07:15PM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
Q: if english was already being used extensively and being taught taught in 95% of the schools then why was the law even enacted?

A: As I said, the law was enacted to ensure that Japanese and Chinese kids would learn English. In the 1890s there was a huge influx of Japanese and Chinese to work on the sugar plantations. The majority of Hawaii's population was Asian. Often they set up their own schools so the kids could be taught in the language of their homeland -- sort of like many of today's Mexican migrants in Texas and California demand (and receive) schools use Spanish. The Republic of Hawaii was looking forward to annexation to the U.S. where English was the dominant language. And in Hawaii English was already the dominant language among both ethnic Hawaiians and Caucasians. So the requirement that schools use English did not impose any burdens on most Caucasians and Hawaiians. In fact, it was helpful for the Hawaiian kids to know English so they would not be relegated to low-paying jobs and be unable to move forward socially. By the way, there were lots of Europeans in Hawaii whose native languages were Portuguese, German, or French; and nearly all of them chose to learn English rather than Hawaiian to get along everyday, because they could easily see that English was dominant in both business and in society. Nearly all Japanese kids attended after-school and Saturday academies conducted in Japanese language to perpetuate their language and culture. Hawaiian parents did not set up similar academies for their kids, even though Hawaiians were by law paid higher wages than Japanese and thus could have afforded it more easily than the Japanese. In any case this has nothing to do with my main point, which is that Hawaiian language was never made illegal.


on May 26,2013 | 05:16PM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
lies irrelevant to the article simply for picking a fight. super fail.
on May 26,2013 | 07:23PM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
Q: furthermore, since these Islands are an occupied nation-which I am sure you are aware of konki-then all laws enacted by the republic is "ILLEGAL' unless of course you konki can prove otherwise.

A: Irrelevant obfuscation. We have already been over this topic many times in the past. In any case this has nothing to do with my main point, which is that Hawaiian language was never made illegal.

In conclusion: You have tried to distract from the main point, which is that Hawaiian language was NEVER made illegal. People who want to portray Hawaiians as victims keep shouting that claim from the rooftop, and keep repeating it even after seeing the proof that it is false. It's wonderful to play victim so you can lay a guilt trip on the haoles and demand sympathy and lots of free stuff as reparations.


on May 26,2013 | 05:16PM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
lies. double epic fail.
on May 26,2013 | 07:19PM
holokanaka wrote:
konki, re: no law making Hawaiian language illegal-reread my comment. Hawaiians punishing their own children. the question is why? could it be after about 100 years of of being taught that the Hawaiians were inferior to the ha*le, losing 90% of their people, and losing much of their lands and being convinced that english was necessary to survive had any effect on the the syke of the Hawaiian parents? the "law" was to teach the Chinese and Japanese the english language. since 95% of the schools were taught in english already, why the law? do you think the Japanese and Chinese are too stupid to see the advantage of speaking english in an english speaking nation to not want to speak that language? again, what is the problem with biligual in these Islands? you konki have never admitted that these Islands are "occupied" when that subject is brought up you always seem to deny that fact with-this happened at this time, that person said this or that person said that- to argue these Islands are not occupied. by your post that "we have already been over that topic many times" are you finally admitting that these Islands are "occupied"?
on May 27,2013 | 07:43AM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
You are the Baghdad Bob among the diehard deadenders of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Enjoy your delusions. The only practical consequence is that you will go to jail and lose your house for failure to pay taxes. And I won't put any penny into your tin cup.
on May 27,2013 | 08:21PM
holokanaka wrote:
konki, show me an "ANNEXATION TREATY" or s.h.u.t-up.
on May 27,2013 | 09:20PM
Terii_Kelii wrote:
He makes allegations (beating children for speaking English) that no one else has made with no supporting evidence, 100 percent because there is no such thing as supporting evidence for an outright lie.
on May 29,2013 | 12:56PM
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